Sharing Is Caring! 💜


written by Nicole Jacobs, Market Manager

Market operates Thursdays, 3-7pm, at 875 Dufferin St 

*full vendor list here.

Thankfully, both of those things are always in abundance at the Dufferin Grove Market. Lots of sharing, along with plenty of caring – well done everyone! 🤸🏿‍♂️

And with this week’s (kid’s) Clothing Swap, there’ll be even more to go around! 

AD 4nXcEub5VAre8 LtzEzNDrzjxQhHvf

So if you do have any kids or baby clothing that you’d like to “share” with your wonderful community, or would like such items shared with you, now’s the time. Either way, you’ll be rewarded with lots of caring – I promise! The event happens this Thursday at the market, from 3-5:30pm – with a sing-along starting at 5:15pm.

A few things to remember (about the clothing swap):

*all are welcome – all is FREE

*baby and kids clothing only

*take what you like, (bringing something is not required)

*ensure items brought are clean and in good condition

*swap takes place from 3-5:30pm, (June 13th)

*sing-along is from 5:15-5:45pm

AD 4nXepLs1SHBg ezDj92fmXqwGtTrPR y99kwRZU4hzpEPA1Mpc7nZAaxT6ieBNJ8s3EXa2tyqg9aD PR8RQV2px2

Gorgeous flowers from Aldergrove Farm.

A Tragic Farewell To St Anne’s..

I usually try to keep these newsletters fairly upbeat, but in this case, I felt an exception was warranted. Many of you have probably heard by now, that our dear St Anne’s Church (near Dundas and Gladstone), had a devastating fire this past weekend. Fortunately, no one was injured – but much of the church hall was completely destroyed. Since 1908, this church has served as a beacon to our community, offering support to many. This is in addition to housing priceless artwork, and often, art performances. So it comes as no surprise, that many have been hit hard by this tragic loss – including the Dufferin Grove Market.

AD 4nXcOAfkbcJ2iWM0QApE DK7x74xhcORYV95MtCIq

As many of you may recall, St Anne’s was an important source of refuge for the market – during the pandemic (and beyond.) From early 2020 until 2022, St Anne’s allowed us a space to run our online store, and pack customer orders. And thank you again, to those of you who supported the market during this period – you kept our vendors going too! 

St Anne’s then continued to host us, even after we resumed (to being in-person), during the winter seasons of 2022 and 2023. This was as we waited for the clubhouse (we now use), to be ready. So although the current circumstances are very tragic, the Dufferin Grove Market has still had some wonderful memories at St Anne’s Church. We will always be grateful to the church, for opening its doors to us, in various times of need. Talk about sharing and caring. 💜

AD 4nXe25Oq PWXddzwHeh3Oj7Ax2m
AD 4nXcgn19 NLijP2tuQlLpZ1OMz4xQygg1gZj9Gbu1y2JtmZMOkmaMOJ3DuQlQ6u4QaTzcjl4i6 KYcDdcYcCYZ0snAyHb8T9c3cthjXLGUa PezhrXyRXJg7ye8CW6zm7QOyD7wDeBDz058Mwo4Pyo HU3Ciq?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg
AD 4nXd4yuiqMcdNHDH90Y67e1iOk2aCkit6tG6u3 anU4pxdjDJTQHmjQdBEv myUexufxgZbqIRDt4dogqua0HTMI

Tasty treats, all of which you’ll find at the market this week – yum!

AD 4nXcnQ4g7UTAGVF8 9Tfg7e2e1qpHM6RwVQlBkgX5ndS8qvM9DsV4JouRjYR9syIHOlMzaZZ IIRPObmT8TcSxW9vBaTvC2ABc5pefO8SHJ8YK1dtfMLfA7mDSpjmqQN 4DGI1UVzjOtClpMz99XB9PYBswY?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

A decadent pecan butter tart from Johnson Family Bakery.

AD 4nXfDVRxi6GMcbpRslz7BZPJlUc2jQSfz 0e9gaSBHkEUWThUtWvfvOVr6rMnir27Ce pEsYZYzWGuOErrnBzhMr0OFvM pS3w4qIPs1wKgHKAHm XVK43yt

Spade & Spoon is back at the market this week.

AD 4nXeuOKX30dSPQlhcodQUIQ J7YN JBernOoHUtZqaN qrl4ijBQva7Go6NAPBickU2Ei6jjKpCZTXUfl7EBVJlLyf3t6gKuSzQvBAC7OjtMXgJdzGYJsKEu1nh7Hd5tpIS0pYY0aeACPi qqjEVVNntCvyw?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

Hot & cold, smoked arctic char from First Fish – poised on top of beautiful sheep wool from Nith Valley Organics

AD 4nXdkHy8WICF5CMo8ObDJ05ZnfB0DFgoMsJdgkRYim 1hNP7Dmag2CUNkRTFoT ZE3KNgHYNC7HFLDsP4LOs8ycOe2Jujt21itL5FTsw79Vyn

Incredible spring radish from Knuckle Down Farm.

AD 4nXcMc2BDMrGK0aHGqw8rQ0N74W6KDXBeFmZvx1RlfMOjNp8aiK5yMwsGgEqOw7WMKYzAxht2 cY4GQ1uPh 0fSk30E8E0kZIYkeyP9zuBNdg3 fMCvq 0KMm0tBzraNK5XmfFsMLHRi6gs ch5v FShbeXL9?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

House of Tigernut returns to the market this week, (on a bi-weekly basis).

New Vendors This Week..

Scroll for the full vendor list, or click here.

AD 4nXesEH9ieNDsL8QEWOkwC V6E96zbM0khMlVPgQvAUD5hLkv7k6OzOe2yhWJ5hRHxJ1Alg4 3XMvOGUVdK8y2Eiz3SChXEsdO3FMeZWxFLucP5bLCOORN1Wq4AX6jCNAxfDOPn9HilTbLSoi8oyS 9ZQ6qE?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

Sundance Harvest starts their season at the market, this week – hooray! (Business owner), Cheyenne is super excited to be back at Dufferin, and will have:

“herbs, green garlic, red romaine, baby kale, chicory, and green head lettuce.”

AD 4nXfKwmmoWfgdSg2OmHqz9HR ZpdCnEfZXTj0zFrkl5QVp1XbrRADECq9m E8zNhGUwq29chuqvZHncp cy 7ROLgXjU2L KAJa2HpV RWahe Bp8j2hFk 9okz8Phzd3wrGFVQ7aPnvuawREVm4K4IUKWo?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

And get ready for momos!! If you’ve been missing these tasty treats, the wait is finally over. TC Tibetan Momos also starts back this week, (on a bi-weekly basis). And don’t forget to try that hot sauce! 🌶️

HEADS UP for June 20th..

AD 4nXcRFu8yt3m9perqXm3D8K05NaRe2Z9Su9004sks sA95Hr69sScLsW5WoaHz1zCDUFMTjSjUJI4Bql408yfjpsIUsvG4QjTzHXB8HzsAimUsz6zEuqM6wvff9nxcjXnvt61XKdUM24CE1Tlr7ijglRcByg ?key=enfJ7dBdB7To75uM0fY7jg

Repair Cafe returns to the market next week – June 20th! For those unfamiliar, Repair Cafe fixes an array of household items (including small appliances.) This is all free of charge, but donations are welcome. For more information:

Their other dates at Dufferin this season are:

-July 18

-August 15

-September 19

Highlight From Last Week..

Seth, of Forbes Wild Foods, posing with his fantastic “Chicken of the Woods”.

Now before I get into trouble, Seth warned me to let all of you know, that he may or may not have these this week. As Seth tells me, “foraging often depends on luck”. But I just couldn’t not use this photo! Ok, now here’s a few words from Seth about that photogenic beauty he’s holding:

“Chicken of the woods is an aptly named mushroom. It looks like, chews like and even tastes like chicken. 🐓 Because of its density, it is usually sliced thinly and then sautéed with a fair amount of butter or oil. A little onion or shallot in the pan would always be an option. Because of its meatiness, it does a good job making vegetarian chicken dishes. Eat the Woods!” Thank you Seth!

AD 4nXcmawbG1pYz86A85AdSZihWHwidwmmqbIKfdIEVhvep

Amazing “sweets & savouries”, from Robinson Bread.

Last week of spring! Hope to see you at the market. xo


(*outside the Clubhouse at Dufferin Grove Park – every Thursday, 3-7pm)

AD 4nXfDEP wf32VvGZCloL0OAj1i7WRJWt0W5io61usdQ9N7dywNxC0jG DOif2PBsmqfxvT HjOo08V1IUO0yZJVuLY94a9LbC itjWjGGQVRhV95 KsEBtkBNAgaYSCGO

Delicious organic dried fruit, from Kalmplex Snax.

VENDORS _ June 13, 2024


  • Plan B Organics
  • Nith Valley Organics
  • Reyes Farms
  • Noki Farms
  • Urban Harvest 
  • Knuckle Down Farm
  • Aldergrove Farm
  • Kooner Farm 
  • Sundance Harvest – new!

Meat, Fish & Dairy:

  • Rogers Ranch
  • First Fish
  • Nith Valley (lamb & chicken)
  • Monforte Dairy


  • Rogers Ranch
  • Nith Valley Organics
  • Kooner Farm


  • Johnson Family Bakery 
  • Robinson Bread

Prepared Foods:

  • Magic Oven
  • Estelle’s Caribbean Cuisine
  • Tapioca Toronto 
  • TC Tibetan Momos – new!

Preserves & Specialty Items:

  • Forbes Wild Foods
  • Kamplex Snax
  • Jiggy Popz
  • Spade & Spoon
  • House of Tigernut


  • Heartwood Farm & Cidery
  • Blood Brothers Brewing

Special Event:

  • (Kid’s) Clothing Swap! 👚👖 
AD 4nXe4qRuCivaaVf6YC9bkyfDSbtP

Delicious stewed curry goat with vegetables, from Estelle’s Caribbean Cuisine.