Early Market News -Time-Sensitive!

Hello Market Friends:
I am sending this image of early daffodils as a reminder that an exceptional wave of spring flowers is happening in Rome, because air pollution is down so much. So many people doing nothing is doing something for the planet. We’re not going to get ‘back to normal’ anytime soon;  let’s hope that we can move towards a wiser path if and when we do.

Returning to market matters, THE MARKET IS STILL CLOSED.

We’re sending an early issue of the newsletter, to share information about how to order from our vendors, because it’s the best method available under these exceptional circumstances. We want to give you enough time to place pre-orders so you can get food from some of them this week.

The first 3 producers (with asterisks) below are coming to the neighbourhood on Thursday March 26th, to drop off pre-orders ONLY. Most will accept exact change in an envelope; if you don’t have access to electronic payment, you can still order. 

Country Meadows Gardens*: eggs, olives, olive oil, cheese. Email <lindakap@rogers.com> to place an order ASAP.
Heriter Farms*: certified organic beef and pork. ACCEPTING ORDERS UNTIL 9pm WEDNESDAY. Order online at  www.heriterfarms.com or call Patrick at 416-704-1066
All Sorts Acre* (will drop off pre-orders in the neighbourhood and make deliveries on Thursday afternoon): sheep milk dairy, gelato, lamb, wool and felting supplies. Order at: www.allsortsacre.ca Delivery in the area is $10 unless orders are over $25.
NOTE: If you place multiple orders with the vendors above and require delivery, email info@dufferingrovemarket.ca and we will try to assist you.
ChocoSol: chocolate, coffee. Order online at chocosoltraders.com Free shipping over $40
First Fish: cold and hot smoked Arctic Char, frozen Turbot and Char fillets. Email <info@firstfish.ca> (free delivery over $100 or pickup at 478 Queen St. East)
Forbes Wild Foods: maple syrup, dried mushrooms, a wide assortment of preserved wild foods. Order online at wildfoods.ca
Monforte Dairy: cheeses and other dairy products. Door to Door Dairy Hotline 519-301-0198 or visit monforteonline.ca  Their store at 125 Jefferson Avenue is open Friday 11-630 and Saturday 6am-2pm.
Plan B: local and imported certified organic produce, eggs, coffee, bread and more. Order online for neighbourhood delivery: planborganicfarms.ca
Spade & Spoon: preserves, jams, maple syrup (Full product list at spadeandspoon.ca. Making periodic dropoffs of orders in Toronto. Email info@spadeandspoon.ca to order.
Urban Harvest: seeds and soil amendments. Orders will be shipped. Order at uharvest.ca
MORE INFO AND REGULAR UPDATES AT dufferingrovemarket.ca
By next week, we hope to have a market-wide ordering setup in place to streamline the process. Please stay tuned and stay loyal!
Anne Freeman