A Cozy Space..💚

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Yes folks, our little indoor market is definitely a cozy and inviting, space. The only thing more it needs, is you! So please come and see us if you haven’t already – and if you have, more of that please! 

And just to go over where we are at St Anne’s, it’s the church hall, at 651 Dufferin St – down in the basement.

The only change is that now we’ve been asked that our dear patrons, like yourselves, use the north-facing doors (to enter and exit.) These are the clear, glass doors, across from the apartment building on Dufferin.

I do post signage each week, around the building, but as it gets dark so early these days, sometimes it can be difficult to see. But all the same, thanks for bearing with us folks – and if you can, please pass this on to a friend (or three. 🙂

Ok now from last week’s market..

Well I’ll start with some of (what I’ll call), “fantastic firsts”! So we had a couple of enthusiastic volunteer pianists! Was so nice to have music at the market again. 

Featured here, is longtime market musician, (and dear supporter), Ken Whiteley. Thanks as always Ken! xx

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And allow me to introduce “The Amazing Eliot”! At three years old, he’s definitely the youngest musical performer that we’ve had at the market. Featured here, with his mom Julie, Eliot demonstrated that age really is, just a number. Keep it up Eliot – great to have you!

Another kiddo

I’d also like to introduce Cheongmee! A pleasantly upbeat market goer, whom, after sharing just a few words, I totally hit it off with! haha

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It was her first time indoors with us, but Cheongmee tells me that she loves the Dufferin market, and has been a supporter of ours for some time. Thanks for that Cheongmee, and so lovely to meet you!

And incidentally, I learned that TC Tibetan Momos is a big reason that Cheongmee loves the market! Featured below: Llundup, preparing her dinner that night – yum!

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And some of you who visited the ChocoSol table, may have noted seeing a “new face”. Well Carolina is representing ChocoSol now, and is very happy to be part of the Dufferin Grove community. Feel free to stop by and say hello to her. 🙂 Or at the very least, try one of their delicious chocolate cookies (in the feature photo) – you won’t be disappointed!

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And for those still planning to squeeze in some fall planting, before “the big freeze up”, no time like the present! In addition to their fabulous skin care products, Urban Harvest has an amazing seeds selection to choose from.

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And for more VENDOR NEWS for this week…

Both First Fish and Heartwood Cidery make their “indoor debut” this week. Let’s see that they both get a warm Dufferin Grove welcome! 🙂

And returning this week, is Noki Farms, with their gourmet mushrooms and microgreens. Gulp Fiction’s delicious South-Indian cuisine is also back.

And breaking news! This week, Kawartha Brooms will be coming to the market with a large range of both, colourful and plain brooms like the ones featured. Bobby will have some door hangers as well, (one is also featured in photo.) And please know that a lot of love and effort goes into every single product they make – so please support them if you can. 🙂

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And regrets are coming from Rogers Ranch, as they will not be in attendance this week. However, their (GMO-free) eggs, will still be available through Forbes Wild Foods, (selling them on their behalf.) And of course, certified-organic eggs will still be available from Nith Valley.

And just a few REMINDERS..

(At this point), the last indoor market this season, will be on December 22nd. So that’s just four left! It is possible that we’ll continue into the new year, and early spring – but this remains uncertain for now. I hope to know by next week, and should be able to report something more definitive very soon.

And once again, December 15th and 22nd, will be dedicated as holiday markets, (in addition to selling our usual organics of course. 🙂 Fyi, we are still accepting a few more vendor applications for craft/gift items at the moment: info@dufferingrovemarket.ca, with the subject heading “craft vendor”.

Ok folks, thanks for reading! And hey, if you love World Cup Soccer like I do, “go Canada gooo!” ⚽️

See you soon,

-Nicole

LIST of VENDORS _ December 1st, 2022


Farmers, Dairy & Meats:

  • Nith Valley
  • Urban Harvest
  • Noki Farms
  • Plan B Organics
  • First Fish (new!)

Bakery, Preserves, & Specialty Items:

  • Lev Bakery
  • Forbes Wild Foods
  • ChocoSol
  • Green Florin

 

Prepared Foods:

  • Magic Oven
  • Tapioca Toronto
  • TC Tibetan Momos
  • Gulp Fiction

 

Cider & Brewery:

  • Heartwood Cidery (new!)

 

Special Guests:

  • Kawartha Brooms (new!)