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Everything Under the Sun – or the Moon

Everything Under the Sun – or the Moon

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018

Last week, Debbie Wiecha arrived looking uncharacteristically tired. She said her husband had woken her up at 4:30 to pick fruit because it was cool then. Ted Thorpe starts his tractor work pretty soon after that, and you can bet the other farmers are getting up extra early, too. Kevin Hamilton was talking about farming by the light of the moon as the...

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Hurray for the Grove

Hurray for the Grove

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018

Aren’t you glad our market isn’t in a parking lot? Come enjoy the shade and breezes of Dufferin Grove, and all the good food the farmers and vendors are bringing. The Park Staff is setting up a sprinkler for the kids (and maybe some adults, too.) Such a long list of notes this week! Ted Thorpe says he’s got phenomenal sugar snap and...

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Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

Sweet music to our ears from Debbie Wiecha of Niagara Lavender Farm: “I will have a few raspberries, plus lavender and cherries for market this Thursday.” From Sosnicki Organic Produce:”Berries will be in mass abundance. The patch is ripe and ready to go! We will sell by the quart, by the flat for jam and freezing, and by the pint for $4 as well. So...

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The Summer Solstice Market News

The Summer Solstice Market News

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018

On this longest summer day, the market will still last just four hours, but what a fine four hours it will be. Come early and stay late so you won’t miss a thing: From Sosnicki Organic Produce:”Strawberries! Peas! Zucchini! Kale! Lettuce! An abundant June here on farm. Very busy with harvest and planting all our fall and storage crops! And...

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Busy, Busy

Busy, Busy

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018

Busy days on the farms mean a few changes to the roster, and many good things coming to market: Jessie Sosnicki says Ben will be bringing LOTS of strawberries, a few of the early ‘Wendy’ variety, but mainly the later ‘Jewel’ ones. Lots of lettuce, bunches of kale, and maybe the first few zucchini if they have time to pick them. Jennifer Osborne from All...

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Extra Special Events at the Market

Extra Special Events at the Market

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018

So much to tell you! The word of the day has to be Strawberries, as we expect the first ones of the season. Ben and Jessie of Sosnicki Organic Produce are justifiably proud of their crop, which has absolutely nothing sprayed on it, and is produced with a mixture of vigilance, expertise, luck, and a lot of love. There may not be many berries, so if you want...

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A Little More May!

A Little More May!

Posted by on May 31, 2018

When I was growing up, we had the biggest rhubarb patch on the road. It probably was about a quarter the size of Adam and Blythe‘s from Spade & Spoon, but everybody knew about it. It wasn’t just the kids who came to play Capture the Flag on long warm evenings who showed up asking to cut some. Complete strangers would appear in the driveway. But...

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Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Posted by on May 24, 2018

Here we go! This week the market will expand by leaps and bounds. We have lots more of our summer vendors returning, so there will be many choices for dinner in the park. We have several special guests and events to announce too, so please read on, and don’t forget to check our Summer Events Calendar to see what is coming up soon! Stas will be back...

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All Out!

All Out!

Posted by on May 17, 2018

We have been waiting for this moment, when the market exits the building and takes a deep breath, spreading out on the path. It’s time for the summer setup, and there is so much to get excited about! Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy planning a great season at the market, with a wonderful selection of local and organic food (including plenty...

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Dance on Over for Dinner

Dance on Over for Dinner

Posted by on May 10, 2018

Hey, you are not going to let a few warm spring puddles stop you from coming to market this week, ARE YOU? We’ll have so many nice things to eat that it is totally worth jumping in a few (Gene Kelly-style) and showing up. Remember, if you want the market to be there for you, you need to be there for the market. Hate to take you on a guilt trip, but...

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