Brothers Rodrigo and Alvaro Venturelli of Plan B Organic Farms | Photo by Lisa Logan
Hello Market Friends:
I hope you have a chance to get out and catch a few rays of winter sun! It does the heart good, and despite the chilly weather, the sunlight is getting stronger by the day.
This year, even more than usual, root cellars and storerooms on the farms are nearly bare. With the paradoxical combination of increased demand for local food, and so much uncertainty about whether they would be allowed to sell at farmers’ markets, many growers opted not to hang onto storage crops for winter sales.
We are so glad to have Plan B Organic Farms back at a moment like this! Alvaro, Mel and Rodrigo have been good friends to the market for many years now, bringing a combination of their own farm’s crops, and certified organic produce from other local and international growers. While we prioritize home-grown, we have always included some non-local foods at Dufferin, but we like sales of these items to benefit a local farm family.