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Summer, with all the Fixings!

Summer, with all the Fixings!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

Hello Market Friends: This feels like the first full-on-summer market. So much coming in! So much going on! It is a BIG treat to have Kevin ‘The Greens Giant” Hamilton of Shared Harvest back with his signature gargantuan crops! Four pound Romaine Lettuces! Enormous Kale! And Parsley…Last week Market Staffer Nicole Jacobs was halfway through...

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Summer Solstice Market News

Summer Solstice Market News

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019

Happy Solstice, Market Friends! Summer is officially here, and we sincerely hope you will join us even if we have a few showers once again. After all, you’ve got to eat, and so do the farmers! It has to be a great market day with this news from the Sosnickis: “Rain or shine – we are coming with an epic load of two different kinds of...

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Delightful News

Delightful News

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

Hello Market Friends: It was a thrilling moment when the note arrived from Jessie to say that the first Sosnicki Organic Produce harvest of strawberries is coming to Dufferin! As Jessie likes to say, these strawberries are “sprayed with absolutely nothing”. That doesn’t mean they are easy to grow; a tremendous amount of work and care goes...

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Remembering, and Savouring the Moment

Remembering, and Savouring the Moment

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Although it is surprising to be wearing sweaters in June, we are moving towards summer, and a bigger and bigger market. Before we are swept into peak season, we want to look back in remembrance of Debbie Wiecha, a much loved member of our Dufferin community, gone too soon. At 4:30, we will have a short memorial for Debbie, with music...

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Growing by the Week

Growing by the Week

Posted by on May 30, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Happily, we didn’t end up in Kansas or Oz last week when the wind tried to blow us out of the park! Looks like a great day this time, and there is much to be excited about. Here’s the news: Welcome back to Sosnicki Organic Produce! Here’s a note from Jessie: “While we struggle with this weather, we are coming...

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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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