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Favourite Things: the January List

Favourite Things: the January List

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

Hello Market Friends: Skiing, or après-skiing? Speed skating, or rapid eye movement during long winter naps? Whatever your winter ‘go-tos’, I am guessing favourite foods are included, and here is a list of outstanding options for you! ChocoSol is back, and they just made a big batch of their amazing Jaguar chocolate, so they will have nice bulk...

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Starting a Fresh Decade

Starting a Fresh Decade

Posted by on Jan 9, 2020

Hello Market Friends: It’s about time for a market around here! Our farmers and vendors are getting ready to help you re-stock with healthy and delicious foods for the New Year. We particularly appreciate your winter support, so please make coming often one of your resolutions for 2020! For the next while, quite a few of the regulars will be coming...

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See you on January 9th!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Hope you are enjoying the holidays. A reminder that there is no market this week or next. See you in the New Year! Anne Freeman

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A Wish at Year’s End

A Wish at Year’s End

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

Hello Market Friends: We are coming to the longest night of the year, and it is time for the last market until 2020. To those whose hands have planted, tended, harvested, foraged, cooked, made, served or otherwise contributed to feeding us, and to all who appreciate and support the market, a wish for a peaceful and happy rest from your labours, and for...

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A Welcome Back and a Farewell

A Welcome Back and a Farewell

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019

Hello Market Friends: He’s BACK, and there will be olives! Not a week has gone by since Angelos Kapelaris left for Europe without olive and oil seekers asking about his return, and at last, the King of Country Meadows will be in his usual spot once again. Once you have replenished your supply, don’t forget all our other great vendors! Way up...

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Sometimes it seems (knock on wood) that the week there is a detailed description of someone’s wonderful food is the one when that vendor gets a flat tire. Call it the curse of the market news, but things like vehicle or power breakdowns, snowstorms or road closures, and sick children, vendors or livestock don’t always...

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In Where it’s Warm

In Where it’s Warm

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Last week it was such a pleasure to see Toni Corrado buying provisions at the market for her new kitchen.  If you haven’t met Toni, she comes to the market a lot, often with sidewalk chalk to share with kids, and always with a friendly greeting. Toni  spent late summer and fall living in the park after giving up on...

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Small World

Small World

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

Hello Market Friends: After many years of weekly market news, we’ve got subscribers in Montreal, Vancouver, Corsica, New York, Stirling, and other national and international destinations, as well as right down the street. Greetings, Earthlings! We’re all in this together. The market is still first and foremost a local one, but we do have some...

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Ready or Not!

Ready or Not!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Depending how you feel about it, we have jumped into winter, or winter has jumped onto us! Last week John (Ionel) and Irina from Bees Universe had to miss the market because they were racing to get their hives ready for the cold, but Irina took a moment to send photos and a note: “It’s a place with only trees and wild...

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The Market turns 17!

The Market turns 17!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Happy Birthday to us! This week marks the anniversary of the market at Dufferin Grove. Can you believe we’ve been at it for 17 years? It’s time to celebrate, so inspired baker Leslie Lindsay is making cake for all! We had grand fantasies of a balmy day on the rink, but since checking the forecast, we’ve been figuring...

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