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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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Help! Send Jokes!

Help! Send Jokes!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018

Hello Market Friends: Everybody is grumbling about the rain. My first thought was that a little humour might help, but weather jokes are terrible. You may be relieved to hear that I have decided not to tell you to wear your thunderwear or to watch out for poodles if it’s raining cats and dogs. Really, I would just like you to come on over and get...

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Pumpkins, Parsnips and Perogies – but no Pine Cones

Pumpkins, Parsnips and Perogies – but no Pine Cones

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018

Hello Market Friends: When his future mother-in-law asked if he liked Brussels sprouts, my now husband replied that he would rather eat pine cones. That was long ago, and the poor misguided fellow didn’t know what he was missing. Never mind how cute they are, Brussels sprouts are delicious flash-fried with garlic, amazing grated in salads, and loaded...

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To-Do Lists and To-Eat Lists

To-Do Lists and To-Eat Lists

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Hello Market Friends, Before we get to the details about vendors and food that you’re looking forward to, I’d like to mention a topic usually saved for the end of the newsletter. All through the outdoor season we’ve been trying to reduce the waste produced at the market and our reliance on single use plastic, especially bags. Call it a...

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Abundance

Abundance

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018

NOTE: If you are coming by car, we suggest using the streets to the east of Dufferin and parking around the N-E-S sides of the park. There is a lot of construction on Dufferin right now. Next week the market will be on the rinkpad (east side of the building) so we can use the hockey lights at sunset. Hello Market Friends, I’m back in the...

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Who’s Got Great Growers?

Who’s Got Great Growers?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018

The beautiful vegetables in the photo featured up top are all ones grown from Urban Harvest seeds. Thank you to Colette Murphy for her extraordinary dedication to preserving and celebrating heritage and open-pollinated varieties. No cardboard flavoured tomatoes or boring standard shipment sizes here! Many of these treasures would disappear were it not for...

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Scads, Lots and Literally Thousands

Scads, Lots and Literally Thousands

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

Hyperbole or understatement? Any way you look at it, we’ve got a GIANT market ahead! And The Repair Café too! Read all about it! Sosnicki Organic Produce News: “It’s such a great harvest! Come to load up for your weekend feasts! Tomatoes are so good this year! I really encourage everyone to freeze, can, sun dry tomatoes, tomatoes,...

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Time Flies

Time Flies

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

Just a couple more weeks of glorious summer, and then our thoughts will be turning….The seasons fly, and the years do, too. Can you believe that Everdale Organic Farm and Learning Centre has been around for 20 years? That makes me…oh never mind! September 1st marks Everdale‘s 20th anniversary, and you are invited to celebrate with them at...

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Gratitude and Plenty

Gratitude and Plenty

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018

I spent part of last week helping to pick vegetables at my brother’s fledgling market garden, and was reminded of just how much work it is to grow good food. It boggles the mind thinking about all the effort behind the abundant harvests coming in to Dufferin. No wonder there are a lot of exclamation marks in the emails from farmers!! Here’s...

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More Veggies than you can Shake a Stick at

More Veggies than you can Shake a Stick at

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018

This is one of those weeks when you’ll need a wheelbarrow to get all the items you want home from the market! So hard to choose with such an assortment. How about  just one of each…? The Shared Harvest list: “We will have calalloo, beans, ground cherries, cherry tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, peppers,...

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