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Strike up the Band!

Strike up the Band!

Posted by on May 23, 2019

Hello Market Friends, We can’t wait any longer! The market and the leaves are growing exponentially, and we have decided to make the spring leap forward into the park. Please bring someone new along with you and/or take a moment to spread this news, so our customer list grows as fast as our vendor list! We are very excited about this outdoor season:...

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On the Brink!

On the Brink!

Posted by on May 16, 2019

Hello Market Friends, Is the weather finally going to settle, so the farmers can work in their wet fields, and we can spread out into the park? Well, maybe, but we are not quite there yet. We will be enjoying a gorgeous spring day by the looks of it, but we will stay off the tender grass for a bit longer, lest we turn it all into mud. Never mind,...

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Think Green and Head to the Market!

Think Green and Head to the Market!

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Hello Market Friends: So, looks like we didn’t get the best weather forecast of the week, but we hope we have the best customers! Please thumb your nose at the showers and show your support for the farmers and vendors who work so hard to bring you great organic food all year. We’ve got lots of good news to share: “Forbes Wild Foods Wild...

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The Merry Month of May!

The Merry Month of May!

Posted by on May 2, 2019

Hello Market Friends, Often we complain in Toronto that spring jumps to hot summer overnight, but this year spring is emerging quite gradually, giving us the chance to savour each bit of advancing green and warmth. I hope you are finding time to get out and enjoy this wonderful time of year. To quote Margaret Atwood, ‘In spring, at the end of the...

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April Excitement

April Excitement

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019

Hello Market Friends: On the farms, greenhouses are filling up (that’s one at Marvellous Edibles above), and behind the scenes at Market HQ, things are getting crossed off the to-do list for the outdoor market season. The excitement is building! Many people are starting to ask when the market will move outdoors. We won’t move down to the path...

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More Spring!

More Spring!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Lots more signs of early spring to get excited about! The WWOOFers* at Marvellous Edibles tried their hands at tapping trees this week, and the results are sure to be sweet. The forest is magical at this time of year, when snow is still on the ground but we know what the flowing sap means. Syrup makers are reporting a good season so...

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Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Let’s Celebrate Spring!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2019

Hello Market Friends: On Thursday March 21st, the day will be 12 hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds long. We can officially say we have made it through to another spring, and the cycle is beginning again. That means it’s time for a party! We are marking the Vernal Equinox with a celebration. The vendors will be offering free samples of their wonderful...

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Out with the Cold, in with the New

Out with the Cold, in with the New

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

Hello Market Friends: I took my annual photo of the first snowdrops today, so that makes it pretty official. We are on the brink of a new season! Please help us spread the word, and invite your friends along next week, when we will celebrate the Vernal Equinox, that tipping point when light wins once again! Jason Kun of Island Oysters will be shucking...

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March Brings Good Things

March Brings Good Things

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

Hello Market Friends: March brings fresh energy and excitement. In just two weeks we will celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a special First Market of Spring. It’s coming….Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, we have a lot of visitors this month: Market volunteer Lianne Holland will be doing a little cooking demo this week, and offering...

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Small Really is Beautiful

Small Really is Beautiful

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Recently, market friend Mark S. has been sending me links to sobering articles about the global decline in insect populations.  Although there are many causes, the great increase in pesticide use and the loss of small-scale family farms (which tend to have weedy bits and hedgerows instead of huge mono-cropped fields) are frequently mentioned as reversible...

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