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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 up  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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Daydreams and To-Do Lists

Daydreams and To-Do Lists

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

Hello Market Friends: I don’t know how the end of August came round so fast. It’s hard to choose between late summer daydreams and the urge to get organized for what’s ahead. Lounging in the park over a market supper and then taking home a good haul to put by for delicious meals later is an excellent compromise. Sosnicki Organic Produce...

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Lively it up!

Lively it up!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

Hello Market Friends: We have a very lively market lined up for you. The farmers’ tables will be piled high with a huge variety of summer harvests, there are snacks and dinner choices galore, and we have an extraordinary number of special guests joining us. Bring your kids or your pals (or both!) and plan to stay a while; it’s going to be fun....

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Organic Pleasures

Organic Pleasures

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Pile your baskets high with the beautiful harvests of August! From melons to mushrooms, we’ve got it all. We invite you to look for the Canadian Organic logo identifying our certified organic farmers. Right now we are particularly fortunate to have certified organic corn from Sosnicki Organic Produce and certified organic...

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What to Munch on This Week

What to Munch on This Week

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Three cheers for the support for biodiversity that is provided by organic farmers, and three more for all of you who have added pollinator-friendly plants to your gardens! Thanks to market fan Chang Liu for sending this image of a monarch caterpillar feasting on milkweed. Find out what can still be planted for a great fall garden at...

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

Hello Market Friends: We have a beautiful mix of newbies, old-timers, and everyone in between on our vendor list this year. Here’s a nostalgic note from Glynis of Aldergrove Organic Farm, who joined us a few months ago: “I was out harvesting these red strawflowers this morning when I had a memory from about twelve years ago, when I was an...

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Great Green Deals

Great Green Deals

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Kevin Hamilton of Shared Harvest has a problem. The vegetables he brings to market are too darn big. He can’t sell you a head of lettuce that weighs about as much as your leg for a price that accurately reflects how large it is, so there are giant bargains on his tables. Compare the price, size and quality of celery you get in a...

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A Veggie and Fruit-Full Week

A Veggie and Fruit-Full Week

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Life may not always be a bowl of cherries, but this week, get at least two bowls full and leave those concerns aside while the juice runs down your chin. It’s that sweet, short time of the summer. Connie Wiecha of Niagara Lavender Farms (whose adorable harvester is pictured above) says she is bringing “lots of cherries,...

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

Hello Market Friends: I don’t usually put a photo from someone who’ll be away at the top of the news, but I couldn’t resist Andrew McIlmoyle’s  view of hay as far as the eye can see. In case you don’t know Andrew, he’s usually behind the Waymac Farms table of mushrooms. Like many a small-scale farmer, he needs diverse...

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