December already huh? Wow! I knew it was coming, but man! All the same, lots to celebrate in this bittersweet month – and hopefully our market does bring some delight to your week! haha
For me, getting local organic greens in December, is most definitely, cause for celebration. Nith Valley had a glorious abundance of arugula, kale and spinach, for market shoppers to choose from. And they’ll have more this week too -yay!
Plan B as well, had fabulous greens to choose from. In addition their splendid swiss chard (featured here), Rodrigo delighted us with kale and spinach.
And although not local of course, it’s still great to get primo immune-boosters like the citrus that they had – organic lemon, lime, oranges and grapefruit! But incidentally folks, this coming week will be Rodrigo’s last of the season, so be sure to stock up while you can.
And First Fish had their debut market of the season with us as well. Bringing with them, delicious turbot and arctic char – smoked or regular filets. A great dinner choice, or something easy to stock up, and pop into your freezer.
And lastly, I must highlight the joy of happy market goers, about Kawartha Broom Company being with us this week. Bobby, the owner, is featured here, with one of his “wonder-brooms”, with the handle, made from a recycled hockey stick. Wow!
Kristyn and her daughter Azzurra, were thrilled about the pair of brooms they bought. (no doubt, doing some early holiday gift shopping.) And young Luis, looks just adorable with his “jingle-bell” door hanger – just precious!
But if you missed out, and would like to order their brooms this season, just drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And speaking of great gift ideas, don’t forget, we still have our lovely reusable market bags for sale. Support the market, and pick one up while you still can!
In other vendor news:
Well last week I spoke a bit too soon, about Heartwood Cider being at market – oops! Clearly I’m super excited about their return. And if you’re missing them as much as me, do come by for a visit!
This week will also be your last chance to get fresh, organic mushrooms and microgreens from Noki Farms. This is their last market of the season with us, so don’t miss out.
Returning this week: Rogers Ranch, TC Tibetan Momos, and Urban Harvest.
Update about the new year..
So for this season, the December 22nd market will be the last, until the outdoor season. I know this breaks many hearts, including mine, but for now, due to multiple circumstances, the market will have to take a pause. I had hoped, and am still hoping, that there is another alternative, but for now, this is what I must report.
But hey, the good news is, we still have three markets left this year! In addition, December 15th and 22nd will be holiday markets, with gift items to buy. And again, this is in addition to the usual organic produce.
So yes, although December’s usual hustle and bustle, will no doubt, keep you busy this month, please bear in mind where “the best place to be on a Thursday afternoon” is! 💚 (St Anne’s, church hall, in the basement – at 651 Dufferin St.)
LIST of VENDORS _ December 8th, 2022
Farmers, Dairy & Meats:
- Nith Valley
- Urban Harvest
- Noki Farms (last one!)
- Plan B Organics (last one!)
- Rogers Ranch
- First Fish
Bakery, Preserves, & Specialty Items:
- Lev Bakery
- Forbes Wild Foods
- Green Florin
- Magic Oven
- TC Tibetan Momos
Cider & Brewery:
- Heartwood Cidery (new!)