Yup – it’s hot! And I say “yippee”! But if you’re less of a fan of the hot, hazy days of summer, then just think of the beautiful and delicious bounty that summer provides – yum!
And with July being well under way, cherries are a great place to start. If you were at Thursday’s market, hopefully you got some from Reyes Farms – first of the season! But if you missed out, they’ll have lots more this week – be sure to get some!
And for those of you with (school-aged) little ones, if they’re stressing you about the heat, Jiggy Popz has a perfectly delicious solution! They’re back at the market this coming week, and if you didn’t get a chance to try out their new strawberry chia flavour, now’s your chance!
Strawberry Chia Popsicle from Jiggy Popz
More refreshment ideas you say? Well Earth & City also has a great ways to hydrate you, with their refreshing selection of smoothies and lemonades. Be sure to check out what flavours they’ve got on display.
Seasonal Earth and City Lemonade – Get some freshly made from their table!
“But what about the greens?”, you ask? I hear you! To which I say “give peas a chance!” Forgive me, just couldn’t resist. But honestly, July is a great month for peas – and whether your preference is sugar snaps, snow peas, or the sweet shelling peas, (my personal fave), we’ve got you covered! Nith Valley, Sosnicki Organics, Aldergrove Farm, or Reyes Farms, can all help you get more “peas-ful”. Last one – promise! Haha
Another “green fave” of July is basil! So now may be the time to brush up on your pesto-making skills, (if that’s your thing.) And if not, basil is a great addition to pastas and sauces. This week Plan B had giant bushels of it, which they’ll be bringing back next week too!
And yes, you read that right – Plan B will be at the market next week. So even though we mentioned previously, that last week would be their final market of the summer, they’ve decided to stay on for another week or two – yay! Feel free to visit Rodrigo and the gang, to get some of this “super-basil”!
And for those of you too hot and bothered to cook on Thursday night, no problem! TC Tibetan Momos returns to the market this week, with their delicious momos and more.
Greenhouse Eatery continues to serve Caribbean cuisine – grilling up delicious jerk chicken served with veggies and rice. But if you’re feeling like Indian cuisine instead, we’ve got you covered! Magic Oven’s amazing pakoras and samosas, are sure to please. Tapioca Toronto’s Brazilian crepes are another delicious choice – also gluten-free. More? Haha – well the Mexican tamales of La Mex are another quick and tasty option. So there you have it. Too hot to cook? Come and support the market!
Manny and Gladys of La Mexicana 🙂
Ok, I’ll stop telling you what to do – but honestly, thanks for reading folks, and for sticking with us. Hopefully everyone is happily welcoming July, and enjoying their long weekend. See you at the market.
And in case you didn’t know, we can deliver to you, if you can’t make it to the market! We will continue to accept delivery orders on dufferingrovemarket.ca from Saturday noon until Tuesday noon, for dropoff late afternoon or early evening on Thursday.
LIST of VENDORS (in-person)_July 7, 2022
Farmers, Dairy & Meats:
- Sosnicki Organics
- Plan B Organics
- Reyes Farms
- Greenhouse Eatery
- Aldergrove Farm
- All Sorts Acres
- Kooner Farms
- Essa Seedlings
- Nith Valley
- Bees Universe
- Monforte Dairy
- Country Meadow
- First Fish
- La Mexicana
- Tapioca Toronto
- TC Tibetan Momos
- Magic Oven
- Earth + City
- Jiggy Popz
Bakery, Preserves, & Specialty Items:
- Robinson Bakery
- Lev Bakery
- Forbes Wild Foods
Wine, Cider & Brewery:
- Heartwood Cidery
- Art Hive