Just like the months, birthdays, and seasons, Rosh Hashanah has crept up on us this year! I’m so happy to see that Reye’s has multiple varieties of apples just in time for the Jewish holiday. We also have so many beautiful varieties of honey from Bees Universe: buckwheat, cinnamon, wildflower, creamed, and blueberry just to name my top five. Here’s to a sweet (and strange) new year!
Sundance Harvest and Motherdough are back. I’d recommend trying Sundance’s Salad Mix on your order this week. If you’re feeling a bit of whiplash as fall comes for us, try the Peaches and Cream Danish from Motherdough to hold onto summer a little longer.
Some people might tell me it’s too early to be excited for Halloween. They might say put down that apple cinnamon tea, take off that cable knit sweater, and is that a jack o’lantern? It’s September! And they may be right but, if the only thing getting you over the end of summer is the thought of warm soup and fresh nutmeg falling onto home baked pie, Sosnicki’s squashes and pie pumpkins are here for you. I’m a huge fan of having Alma’s Traditional Persian Sesame Bread with my favourite butternut squash soup.
Lastly, I want to share with you something from Earth and City, the S’More Macaroon masters. I’ve been chatting with our vendors to try and keep the market community connected. They miss seeing you all every week as much as you miss seeing them! I really loved what Ashley Sweetman has to say here about food and COVID-19.
What’s the main thing you hope people learn about food from this pandemic?
“We hope people realize the importance of local food and the farmers in our community who grow it. Today more than ever we realize the importance of supporting our local community members, businesses and economy and the setbacks of relying so heavily on imported food from across the world. We need to get back to basics and nature. Eat with the seasons and take care of our soil, our people and the environment. If we do this we will be more resilient to uncertain times such as global pandemics.”
Thank you all so much for the support you’ve shown every week to our local food growers and makers. Shop’s open!
Matt and the Market Crew