Onward October!


Hi folks, so buckle up and hang on tight! This newsletter will be very info-packed – lots to let you know about, so please prepare for length. But if you’ll bear with me, and read to the end, trust me, it’s worth it! I’ll shorten the next one, promise. 🙂 

Hi folks, so buckle up and hang on tight! This newsletter will be very info-packed – lots to let you know about, so please prepare for length. But if you’ll bear with me, and read to the end, trust me, it’s worth it! I’ll shorten the next one, promise. 🙂 


Ok so I think I’ll start with some news – and really good news I mean! So I just learned (only days ago), that we will have an indoor market! Yes, that’s right – the folks at St Anne’s have graciously agreed to host us, until at least the end of December – yippee!


However, there will be a bit of a hiatus in early November, so that the indoor market will start on November 17th.


Meaning there will be NO MARKETS on November 3rd or 10th. Oh how I’ll miss you!!


So in total, (as of now), we will have seven indoor markets at St Anne’s – with the last market of the year, being on December 29th. But not to worry, I’ll include regular reminders in each newsletter (leading up to.)


And to be clear, the indoor market will operate as IN-PERSON ONLY we are not doing an online market at this time.


And for those of you not familiar with St Anne’s, it’s located at 270 Gladstone Ave, near Dundas and Gladstone. This is where we held the online market, and where many of you came to pick up your orders. 


Here I am, exactly one year ago, at St Anne’s – flashbacks anyone? I wonder what my “ta da” moment was all about in that photo. Who remembers? haha 

nicole chgurch

And now how about some vendor news?


Well let’s start with Nith Valley – largely because I owe Nathan a huge apology! It appears that I had accidentally omitted Nith from the “List of Vendors” – d’oh! So sorry Nathan! 


I promise folks, Nith Valley has been at market the last several weeks – photos of the inside of my fridge will prove it. And here’s a photo Nith’s magnificent carrots from this week. A bunch are currently inside my fridge now – but trust me, not for long!


We also have some returning vendors to us this week. Angie of Lapapampa returns to us, with her yummy dried mango from Peru – and thank goodness! It’s been far too long I say!


And those of you that have been missing Blythe’s delicious jams, chutneys and sauerkraut, and much more, not to worry – Spade & Spoon will have lots to choose from this week.

Daughters Cider is also back this week – Dave’s refreshing cider will make a great addition to your (age-appropriate), fall mealtime.

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And as a reminder, our alternating popsicle vendor this week is Fresh Pops. Yes, it is a bit cooler now, but don’t let that deprive you of this delicious treat. They’ll be gone before you know it!

some fruit

These will also be gone before you know it as well! Paw paws, from Forbes Wild Foods – get them while you can! Seth Georing, can give you an earful about the flavour and texture of this delicacy, also being the only tropical fruit to be growing in Canada – wow!


And now sadly, some vendor “last hurrahs”


This week coming, will be the last week for both Monforte Dairy and Earth & City.

It’s that time of year for Earth & City unfortunately, but stay tuned for Monforte – Ruth may have some of her products available through Dave, of Rogers Ranch. All more reason to visit Dave’s table, and stock up on some of his fine meats and such. But to be clear, Rogers Ranch is sticking around!


And sadly, to let you know Lev Bakery will be absent yet again. Yoni sends his regrets, as he is struggling with staff shortages, and has had some personal matters to deal with. He hopes to be back at market soon – and I will also keep you informed as best I can.

Other things to know..

Now you can  shop with style! We’ll  be selling  limited edition, 20th-anniversary, reusable bags! Just $20 each – great gifts too. You’ll be able to find them at the info table on market day – then in the weeks going forward, we will take pre-orders (while quantities last.)


And just a reminder, old hockey sticks are welcomed – and greatly appreciated by the folks of Kawartha Brooms. So if you have an old one that you’re not using, please drop it off at our info table on market day.  Or if you need to make other arrangements, send me an email, with the subject, “hockey stick”. Fyi, we are also selling Kawartha’s brooms (in their absence) – please visit the info table at market, if interested.


And lastly, please brace yourselves for Night of Dread! You may have noticed Tamara and David of Clay and Paper Theatre, at last market, talking to folks about this event.


And here is some info from them about what to know, and what to expect – including workshops!


“Clay and Paper Theatre is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 23rd Annual Night of Dread Parade on October 29th from 6 to 7pm. Because of the ongoing renovation of the Dufferin Grove Park Rink House, we have no indoor location from which to stage the full evening event. For this reason, this year’s edition of NOD will be parade-only.


And as always, there are still many exciting and fun ways to be involved, through workshops or as volunteer performers, puppeteers, event production people and parade marshals.


First up, please join us for in person lantern building workshops over the next three weeks. The theme of our lanterns for Night of Dread will be “Night Companions.” 


In person Lantern Making Workshops will take place outdoors under the Fieldhouse on the west side of the Dufferin Grove soccer field on the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 – 11am to 4pm 
  • Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 9 – 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 – 11am to 4pm

Workshops are limited to 15 people. Families, adults and teens are all welcome (Note: Children must have an adult with them to work together to create their lantern.) Set aside at least two hours to build your lantern and then decorate it. Our artist facilitators will take you through all of the making steps. Also, all materials will be supplied at the workshop. Just bring yourself. This is a FREE event. If possible, we would be extremely grateful for donations for the workshop. Clay and Paper Theatre is a not-for-profit arts organization with charitable status. Suggested donation is $10/person.


Please email us at workshops.clayandpaper@gmail.com to book your workshop spot. Clay and Paper Theatre will also be at the Farmers Market this week with sample lanterns and sign-up sheets.”


Ok, thanks for reading folks!

Oh, and if anyone has recipes they’d like to share, please send them to me at: recipes@dufferingrovemarket.ca. I’d like to create/generate a “community cookbook”- (details to follow.)


Happy October everyone!


LIST of VENDORS _ October 6th, 2022


Farmers, Dairy & Meats:

  • Sosnicki Organics
  • Reyes Farms
  • Plan B Organics
  • Greenhouse Eatery
  • All Sorts Acres
  • Aldergrove Farm
  • Kooner Farms
  • Kind Organics
  • Nith Valley
  • Nature’s Way
  • Monforte Dairy 
  • Rogers Ranch


Prepared Foods:

  • La Mexicana
  • Tapioca Toronto 
  • Magic Oven
  • Earth + City


Bakery, Preserves, & Specialty Items:

  • Robinson Bakery 
  • Lev Bakery
  • Forbes Wild Foods
  • ChocoSol
  • Spade & Spoon
  • Green Florin
  • Hola Alegrias
  • Lapapampa
  • Fresh Pops


Cider & Brewery:

  • Daughters Cider 


Special Events/Guests:

  • Community Fridges