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It’s Cozy in the Kitchen

It’s Cozy in the Kitchen

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019

Hello Market Friends: When winter winds blow, it’s time to load up on market ingredients for delicious winter meals. Salads are not necessarily top of mind, but that’s what I’ve been making in the market test kitchen. Here are two hearty ones to try for lunch or dinner, made almost entirely with things you can get from our vendors. Swap...

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Go Team!

Go Team!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019

Hello Market Friends: We’ve got a pretty full house again! Both the garage and the rinkhouse will be humming, as Plan B, ChocoSol, Spade & Spoon, Monforte Diary, All Sorts Acres, and Shared Harvest return this week. At the park, Heidrun (with help from Carley) will be busy baking rye, olive onion, and potato-rosemary sourdough breads, multigrain,...

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A Fresh Year

A Fresh Year

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

Happy New Year Market Friends! Hope you have enjoyed a lovely break. My favourite part was doing a few farm chores–the fun kind. Chances are the topic of New Year’s Resolutions has or will come up in your conversations this week. I’d like to suggest that coming to market regularly fits in very nicely with many aspirations for 2019:...

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Last Market of 2018!

Last Market of 2018!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

Hello Market Friends Young and Old, Near and Far, The solstice is almost here, and with it, the last market of the year. Thank you for reading our market newsletters, and more importantly, for supporting local organic food production all year long. We hope all will enjoy a sweet rest and happy times with dear ones in the days ahead, and take courage from...

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A Seasonal Smorgasbord

A Seasonal Smorgasbord

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

Hello Market Friends: We are bursting at the seams! The market is going to overflow into the great outdoors because so many vendors are bringing you wonderful foods and extra-special goodies. Here’s a slightly annotated list of what we’ll have: Ali Harris (Authentic Recipes to Warm your Soul) All Sorts Acres (Journey to the Wonderful World of...

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Viva la convivencia!

Viva la convivencia!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018

Hello Market Friends: This is an easy time of year to feel discouraged, by grey skies, short days, the news. It can feel like a time to hide out, when actually, company is what’s needed. Nicole and I received a letter this week from a market customer wanting to encourage everyone to come through the winter. She signed off, “How we survive is on...

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No Ice, but a Very Nice Market

No Ice, but a Very Nice Market

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018

Hello Market Friends: The compressors aren’t working yet, but we are going to fill the rinkhouse and garage with a lovely assortment of food and friendly people, and chase grey November away with good cheer. Please note that we have no door-crashing specials or online deals, no canned music or extended hours. We hope you will enjoy coming, and eating...

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What are you eating?

What are you eating?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018

Hello Market Friends: I’m hoping the first shock of the cold has passed, and many fridges and pantries are empty enough that venturing out for food seems like a good idea, because we haven’t seen some of you in a while! We’ve settled into our indoor quarters, there’s still lots to choose from, and it’s cozy and fun inside. Chocolate fans,...

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Chilly Harvests, Cozy Market

Chilly Harvests, Cozy Market

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018

Everyone really enjoyed the market birthday cakes last week, and (since you asked), you can find instructions for the sensational Parsnip Cake in the ‘About’ section of our website, under Recipes. We’ve been hearing some happy market memories from fans. From one of our longest time and distance market friends, Deirdre Newman, a lovely...

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Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018

Hello Market Friends: This week, we are celebrating a sweet 16 years having a year-round market at Dufferin Grove. Happy 16th to everyone who loves the market! Please come for a taste (or two or three) of delicious market birthday cake. We’ll be sharing round Leslie Lindsay‘s legendary Parsnip, Beet-Chocolate and Carrot Cakes, including...

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