Hello Market Friends:
The past week has been a whirlwind, but we are nicely settled in our new depot at St. Anne’s Anglican Church (270 Gladstone) and gradually expanding our knowledge of how to run an online market! We’ve added more pickup slots, and expanded our delivery zone this week. If you haven’t placed an order yet, you still can!
The usual www.dufferingrovemarket.ca hours will be Saturday noon to Tuesday noon, with pickups and deliveries on Thursday afternoon, and now that we can assemble more orders, you don’t have to rush so much for fear of missing out.
Half a dozen more vendors have joined since last week. We now have fish, apples, shallots, kombucha, other fermented products, and momos on offer as well as many other favourite foods!
We are also re-connecting with some dear friends from other markets and the past, including Anne van der Heyden from Woolerdale Farm. As soon as it is ready to cut, you will be able to order their fresh organic asparagus. Patti from Robinson Bread plans to come on board with her superb sourdough baking in a few weeks, too!
We thank everyone for their patient support as we continue to improve our accuracy. Do let us know if something in your order is missing or unsatisfactory, and we will do our best to assist.
Not all of our market vendors are on www.dufferingrovemarket.ca, but you can support many through their own websites, including Monforte Dairy, Heriter Farms, Forbes Wild Foods, Urban Harvest, Plan B, Windswept Cider, Fressy Bessie, Sosnicki Organic Produce, and Island Oysters.
Last week we totally failed to link to the Oasis Dufferin Community Centre. We also misidentified them as part of St Anne’s. In fact, they’re an independent and highly deserving organization you can make donations to online here. There will be a box to leave non-perishable food donations in at the dropoff depot as well.
Please support local food producers and keep our community strong.
Take good care,