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Early Market News for April 2nd

Early Market News for April 2nd

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020

Hello Market Friends: It is difficult to keep track of what day it is, isn’t it? If you’ve been a steady market news reader, you may think it’s Wednesday, because that’s when you usually hear what’s coming to market. Our greatly altered circumstances mean that the market as we have known it remains closed, and we need to...

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A Different Way

A Different Way

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020

Hello Market Friends: There was a new moon this week, and I hear that means it’s time for change. For the foreseeable future, we will all have to adapt to unfamiliar ways of doing things. The bread bakers have been sent home, and the rinkhouse will remain locked for some time, but we hope to keep the spirit of the market alive and well even though...

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Early Market News -Time-Sensitive!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020

Hello Market Friends: I am sending this image of early daffodils as a reminder that an exceptional wave of spring flowers is happening in Rome, because air pollution is down so much. So many people doing nothing is doing something for the planet. We’re not going to get ‘back to normal’ anytime soon;  let’s hope that we can move...

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SUPPORT OUR FOOD PRODUCERS! HERE’S HOW TO GET THEIR FOOD!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020

Click on any of these vendor names to find out where/how to get our farmers’ and vendors’ food while the market is closed due to covid-19. Please spread the word and check back often! We’ll be updating information as it comes in. Added notes in capital letters are for opportunities within a few days. Go to the vendor’s page for more...

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Messages from the National Farmers Union, Alvaro Venturelli, and the Market

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020

Media Release from the National Farmers Union, March 19, 2020 Farmers Markets Are Essential Services, says NFU (Kingston) — The COVID-19 global pandemic highlights the vulnerabilities in our society. Our healthcare system, our globalized economy, and our food system are all being tested. Food supply chains have undergone major changes over the past several...

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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Hello Market Friends: Such a short time ago we were thinking about the first market of spring, and now we need to remember that spring IS coming. It won’t stop, just because we have to for a time. Our priority this week is to share information from every vendor currently attending the market about how to get their food. Please visit the vendor pages...

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To be Clear, the Market is CLOSED this week. Read on….

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

Hello again, A couple of readers have written to say they’re uncertain about whether the market is open on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. IT IS CLOSED. All City of Toronto buildings are closed, and the Province has banned gatherings of over 50 people. We are constantly adding more information to the winter vendors’ pages about how to buy their...

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What’s Happening with the Market

What’s Happening with the Market

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020

Hello Market Friends: As you undoubtedly know, the list of shutdowns in Toronto is getting longer by the hour. Our permit for the market has been canceled and the rinkhouse is locked. We had (and still have) high hopes of offering an alternative food pickup option, but the Medical Officer of Health has announced that there should be no gatherings of over...

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Sweet and Lovely Signs

Sweet and Lovely Signs

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

Hello Market Friends: Did you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful Worm Moon this week? It was one of the Supermoons of 2020, which occur when the moon is especially near to the earth, and it got its nickname because it happens around the time the ground begins to thaw, an auspicious time of year for farmers. We hope its beauty holds the promise of a good...

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Hello Sunny Thursday!

Hello Sunny Thursday!

Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

Hello Market Friends: We are hoping that we won’t have any more stormy Thursdays for a long, long time! However, dear reader, if we do, the curse of the market news could strike again! That is, the very vendor I chirp loudly about on Wednesday afternoon, the one who sells exactly what you’re after, could finish digging out from under a...

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