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Who’s Got Great Growers?

Who’s Got Great Growers?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018

The beautiful vegetables in the photo featured up top are all ones grown from Urban Harvest seeds. Thank you to Colette Murphy for her extraordinary dedication to preserving and celebrating heritage and open-pollinated varieties. No cardboard flavoured tomatoes or boring standard shipment sizes here! Many of these treasures would disappear were it not for...

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Scads, Lots and Literally Thousands

Scads, Lots and Literally Thousands

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Hyperbole or understatement? Any way you look at it, we’ve got a GIANT market ahead! And The Repair Café too! Read all about it! Sosnicki Organic Produce News: “It’s such a great harvest! Come to load up for your weekend feasts! Tomatoes are so good this year! I really encourage everyone to freeze, can, sun dry tomatoes, tomatoes,...

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Time Flies

Time Flies

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

Just a couple more weeks of glorious summer, and then our thoughts will be turning….The seasons fly, and the years do, too. Can you believe that Everdale Organic Farm and Learning Centre has been around for 20 years? That makes me…oh never mind! September 1st marks Everdale‘s 20th anniversary, and you are invited to celebrate with them at...

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Gratitude and Plenty

Gratitude and Plenty

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018

I spent part of last week helping to pick vegetables at my brother’s fledgling market garden, and was reminded of just how much work it is to grow good food. It boggles the mind thinking about all the effort behind the abundant harvests coming in to Dufferin. No wonder there are a lot of exclamation marks in the emails from farmers!! Here’s...

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More Veggies than you can Shake a Stick at

More Veggies than you can Shake a Stick at

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018

This is one of those weeks when you’ll need a wheelbarrow to get all the items you want home from the market! So hard to choose with such an assortment. How about  just one of each…? The Shared Harvest list: “We will have calalloo, beans, ground cherries, cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, peppers,...

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Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018

The market has always been open from 3 to 7 Thursday afternoons. However, for a very long time we’ve had a rule that if vendors are ready, they are allowed to sell from 2:30 on. This was agreed upon to accommodate passersby, who tell us they can’t possibly wait until 3 because they have to get to (fill in the blank) and they really need to buy...

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A Day for a Daydream

A Day for a Daydream

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018

It’s going to be another spectacular market, with our farmers and vendors bringing in just about everything that your dear heart desires. Summer veggies are abundant, from cherry tomatoes to new potatoes, green beans, and all the other classics. I’m hoping that all the farmers got the rain that was so much needed to bring on the crops. For just...

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The Best Flavours of Summer

The Best Flavours of Summer

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018

It’s going to be like a country fair this week, with all the growers vying for the winning display, and we get to take home the prize produce! Ted Thorpe called to say there will be a MASSIVE ZUCCHINI SALE. He’ll also have cherry tomatoes, two types of beans and two of carrots. For carrot connoisseurs, those will be a skinny type similar to the...

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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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