Wow! We’re already approaching our third market of December – and after this week, there’s only one left this year!
And as a reminder, (of our location): we’re at 651 Dufferin St, (just north of Dundas) – at St Anne’s (church hall.) Enter the market through the north-side glass doors, and come downstairs.
If coming from Gladstone, come through the church parking lot, at 270 Gladstone Ave. Then walk west to the adjacent building (at 651 Dufferin St.) Again, there are usually signs posted all around the building.
So first, some news from St Anne’s, regarding their Advent Giving Project: “We asked community partners to give us Wish Lists, which include basic items such as face & body wash, shampoo & conditioner, warm socks, lotion, long underwear, and also Walmart gift cards. You are invited to buy one or more items, and to bring your gifts to St. Anne’s by Sunday, December 18, 2022. For dropoff times, or for more information, please call or email: 416-536-3160, ext. 1 / firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Ok, back to market news.. 🙂
So (to reiterate), December 15th and 22nd will be our last two markets of the season – don’t miss out! And these two markets will also be craft markets – so if you still have some gifts that need purchasing, why not support some local artisans, while you shop for healthy organic produce? And plus – I’ll throw in a free candy cane, to all who stop by! Yay!
So this week, look out for crafty gems like this lovely knitted “hat-scarf” from Nith Valley. Alissa, (pictured here), was just thrilled with her purchase. And yes – to the delight of many, Nathan got “the party” started early (on crafts) – thanks Nathan! But not to worry, he’ll have more next week!
Another crafty farmer to look out for, is Audrey McDonald, of Greenhouse Eatery.
Audrey promises to delight shoppers with amazing “food craft”, such as: “garlic, garlic wreaths, black garlic, garlic lovers gift boxes, and greenery.” Wow! Will be great to have you back Audrey! 🙂
Another vendor to make a welcomed return, is All Sorts Acres. And though Jennifer herself, will not be at market this week, her husband Tim, will be bringing us: “things for dogs, wool yarn, insoles, sponges, kits etc, greeting cards, and perhaps some gelato and frozen cheesecakes.”
And remember this lovely face? From back in September? That’s right! It’s Deirdre Buryk! And she’ll be bringing some “yummy holiday tasters” – along with her fabulous recipe book. Can’t wait!
Other “Crafteers” to look forward to:
-Melissa Harendorf, (pottery): @meldoftpottery, (IG)
-Mary Monforte, (jewelry & watches): @monfortedesigns, (IG)
-Daniela Harris, (hand-made bracelets): www.etsy.com/ca/search?q=CopecakeAndSprinkles
-Sara Torrie, (craft kits, PWYC): www.sartoria.ca/collections/craft-kits
-Isabel, (face painting for kids – PWYC)
And look out for these familiar faces. Rodrigo, of Plan B (and his brood 💜), have decided to grace us one last time for the season. So there’s still time to get some of his amazing swiss chard (of which I featured last week) – and so much more!
And on the left, is the delightful Vasile of Green Florin. Thankfully, he’ll be with us for both remaining markets. And remember – his dried fruits and nuts, and organic oils, also make great gifts!
And lastly, a special thanks to Peter and Anna, our musical guests last week. Their cheerful sounds truly brightened up the market space, and brought much joy to market shoppers – what a treat! More music to come next week as well!
Thanks for reading folks – see you Thursday! xo