Fallin’ For Fall!


Wow! Just three outdoor markets left, can you believe it? I’ll really miss this gorgeous park every Thursday! Sigh..

And although (of late), the days have been shorter, and the temperatures cooler, it’s so nice to see your lovely faces at market each week – thank you!

Also, if you haven’t picked up one of our 20th-Anniversary reusable shopping bags, be sure to get one this week – just $20.


Now here’s a (furry) face that I’m definitely going to miss. This is me with “The  Amazing Bert”! And please indulge me here – although I’m guessing, there’s at least “one or two” other dog lovers who also read this newsletter.

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So for those who haven’t had the pleasure, this is Ruth’s dog, (of Monforte Dairy.) Ruth had her last market of the season, on Thursday – meaning Bert will no longer be my faithful “Dufferin Deputy”. Some of you may have heard me proudly declare this from time to time throughout the market. 

Happy to meet other friendly canines looking to fill the position though! xx


Ok, now onto Food Stuff! 

Any fellow pepper lovers out there? I’m guessing “yes”!

For me, fall peppers are definitely one of my favourite things about the season. Even if the wonderful flavours that various types provide, doesn’t sway you, then surely the fabulous colours will! 


And here’s Fraser of Aldergrove Farm, being a really good sport when I begged him to pose with his “bull’s horn” peppers – I just couldn’t resist! Thanks again Fraser! haha


Another fall fave of mine, brussel sprouts! Greenhouse Eatery had a gorgeous assortment last week – including purple ones! Be sure to look for them this week, (if you missed out.)


And finally, cucamelons! Such a great snack. And Nature’s Way still has them, so get them while you can!


Ok, more “fall food” in the next newsletter! However, if you’re passionate about one of our market delicacies, and would like to share, please drop me a line! (recipes@dufferingrovemarket.ca.) Either a full recipe, or a “shout-out” to your favourite edible, will do. 🙂

Vendor news..

Speaking of “news”, look who made the news! Below, is a link to a fabulous article in the Toronto Star last week, featuring Repair Cafe. Incidentally, they will be back at Dufferin, next week – this will be their final visit of the season, (don’t miss!) And the article is definitely worth the read by the way!

Repair Cafe Toronto Star Article:

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Also returning this week is Urban Harvest. Colette will be back with a lovely selection of her skin care products, and seeds for fall planting.


And for those of you who may have been looking for Daughters Cider, they send their regrets, but illness kept them away last week. Dave (of Daughters..), will be at Dufferin again on October 20th. However, this week (coming), Heartwood Cider returns – as does Avling Brewery, along with Harmon’s non-alcoholic Craft Brewery. So for “leisure” refreshments, you’re covered!

And for your (returning) prepared food vendors, this week TC Tibetan Momos and JIggy Popz will both be back at Dufferin. Look out for a brand new pumpkin-flavoured popsicle this week!


And lastly, great news! Lev Bakery is back this week!


Community News..

As many of you have probably noticed, the park oven is back in operation, and for the last few weeks, the City of Toronto staff have been making delicious fresh-baked pizza. And if you didn’t know, not to worry – there’s still time!

And in more “oven-news”, here’s a note/breakfast invite, from Jutta Mason:

“This coming Friday morning I plan to put in two trays of halved Nith Valley Roma tomatoes — and check them after 3 hours! If anyone else wants to roast their market produce  (Thursday after 6pm) or oven-dry (Friday morning or early afternoon) this week, get in touch and you’re on: (mail@celos.ca).”


And here’s a pic of eggplants and onions from Sosnicki’s that roasted in half an hour – making a baba ganoush that, (according to Jutta), “was smoky and really tasty; the onions turned soft and melty.”


Also in the community, is St Anne’s church. And as I mentioned last week, we

will be moving there (on November 17th), to conduct our indoor market.

However, in the meantime, St Anne’s is accepting food (and other) donations. With rising food prices heavily contributing to food insecurity all around us, please help out, if you’re able.


from St Anne’s:

“If you are able to help out with a donation, you are invited to drop these off at the church on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays before and after the 10:30 a.m.service. 

If you’d like to drop things off at another time, please let me know via email at ml.harrison@saintanne.ca.”


And lastly, please save the date,

for Night of Dread! (Saturday October 29th.)


In the meantime, Clay and Paper Theatre is doing lantern-making workshops each weekend (leading up to.) Space is limited, so please email them at workshops.clayandpaper@gmail.com, to book your workshop spot.

 Oh, and did anyone else catch this glorious rainbow on Friday evening, (about 6:30pm?) Just marvellous!


Okay folks, thanks as always for reading – til we meet again.. xx


LIST of VENDORS _ October 13th, 2022

Farmers, Dairy & Meats:

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

Prepared Foods:

  • La Mexicana
  • Tapioca Toronto 
  • Magic Oven
  • TC Tibetan Momos

Bakery, Preserves, & Specialty Items:

  • Robinson Bakery 
  • Lev Bakery
  • Forbes Wild Foods
  • ChocoSol
  • Spade & Spoon
  • Green Florin
  • Hola Alegrias
  • Jiggy Popz


Cider & Brewery:

  • Heartwood Cider 
  • Avling Brewery 
  • Harmon’s non-alcoholic Brewery 


Special Events/Guests:

  • Repair Cafe
  • Clay & Paper Theatre
  • Community Fridges