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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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Come Indoors for Lots of Treats!

Come Indoors for Lots of Treats!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

Hello Market Friends, and Happy Hallowe’en: If you read the news via email or facebook last night, there have been a few last-minute changes! They are noted at the bottom of the news. When it comes to market-day weather, you win some, you lose some, and when it’s the latter, you keep your fingers crossed that people will be hungry, loyal and...

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Wild Food, but not Wild Weather

Wild Food, but not Wild Weather

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Okay, we will admit that we didn’t have the easiest transition to the rink market in last Thursday’s weather, but this time is going to be better. We hope you are hungry, because we have a tasty array of fall fare coming in! Seth from Forbes Wild Foods is bringing fresh Chanterelles, and also Paw Paw. These are the most...

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First Market on the Rink!

First Market on the Rink!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

Hello Market Friends: We stretched it as long as we could, but it’s high time we shifted the market up to the rinkpad, where the hockey lights will come in very handy at sunset. There is plenty of great eating ahead, and we will do the annual jigsaw puzzle to fit everyone in. Please tell any lost souls you run into that we are just on the other side...

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Bountiful Harvests for the Last Path Market

Bountiful Harvests for the Last Path Market

Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

Hello Market Friends: There’s time for one more big, beautiful and bustling market on the summer path before we bid a very fond farewell to this setup and to several of our vendors who are finishing up for 2019. It has been a lovely path season. Warm thanks to all! Join us in celebrating the farmers’ bountiful harvests. Here’s the news:...

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October Showers bring May Flowers

October Showers bring May Flowers

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Why are we thinking about spring just as fall arrives? Because this week, Carolinian Canada and the World Wildlife Fund are teaming up to give away locally sourced native species plants at the market, to benefit pollinators in our neighbourhoods. Whether you are a gardening newbie or an old pro, you can do your bit for biodiversity!...

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Summer or Fall? Take your Pick!

Summer or Fall? Take your Pick!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Another beauty-full market coming up. Lots of summer crops are still going strong, while the first of the fall harvests are competing for space on the tables. A few teasers from among the many kinds of produce our growers are bringing: Look for excellent shallots, carrots, and the first big haul of squash on Aldergrove Organic...

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An End of Summer Symphony

An End of Summer Symphony

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Summer is ending with a huge crescendo. We have a record number of vendors and visitors to fit in, and so much to choose from that I could spend all day listing the items. Here’s just a sampling of what’s coming: Aldergrove Organic Farm‘s list: arugula, salad mix, sunflower shoots, eggplant, hot and sweet peppers,...

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Late-Summer Market News

Late-Summer Market News

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Apologies, I am sending the newsletter a little bit late because I was catching upĀ  with Cookie Roscoe of The Stop’s Wychwood Barns and Sick Kids Farmers’ Markets, and Carolyn Wong of Trinity-Bellwoods Farmers’ Market, two of my wonderful ‘market sisters’. Then we ran into technical difficulties, so...

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