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The Farmers, the Bakers, the Kawartha Broom Maker

The Farmers, the Bakers, the Kawartha Broom Maker

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

Hello Market Friends: It seems like anyone who can get away is out of town these days. I was lucky to be invited to a cottage near Haliburton recently, and I squeezed in a couple of visits to vendors who live close to our route, so for those of you still here and reading, please join me on a little armchair jaunt! On the way north, we stopped at our newest...

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Reasons for Optimism

Reasons for Optimism

Posted by on Jul 25, 2021

Hello Market Friends: It’s hard not to get discouraged by events these days, but we’ve got some news to help you stay on the sunny side. The Generosity of Farmers Last Thursday, Indy Kooner arrived with 11 absolutely heaping bushels of chard. For free. He added a hefty basket of beets to that and instructed us to share it all however we wanted to....

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High Fives for High Summer!

High Fives for High Summer!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2021

Hello Market Friends: As well as small businesses, farmers’ markets have had a long list of rules to follow throughout the last 16 months. This week, we found out that while masks are still compulsory for market staff and vendors dropping off their wares, customers at outdoor markets no longer have to wear them. Whew! If you feel more comfortable wearing a...

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The Gain and Pain of Rain

The Gain and Pain of Rain

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

First things first: I have the great pleasure of introducing a farm new to Dufferin this week! Ta Neter, which means “Divine Land”, is the beautiful homestead of Shabaka, Utcha and their five children, where they keep bees, raise Maremma Dogs, Bengal Cats, and Babydoll Sheep, make soaps and medicinal products from their Botanical Garden, as well as growing...

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Drum Roll Please…

Drum Roll Please…

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

Matt here. Is it July already?! Where to begin… Do you have lots of reusable bags? A cart? A bike trailer, perhaps? Our farmers are ready to feed you, so how much can you carry? We have a wonderfully exciting stock of June and July delights. Strawberries, sea asparagus, cherry tomatoes, garlic scapes, carrots, and (drum roll please) cherries are all...

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Great Scapes!

Great Scapes!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2021

Hello Market Friends: The longest day of the year is upon us, and the sun’s miraculous energy, combined with water and soil, is transforming the seeds our farmers sow into the array of plants which feeds us. I hope you can find a quiet moment to ponder this process, which is far too wonderful to take for granted. We have an excellent market coming up, and...

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Lucky in Love

Lucky in Love

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021

Last Thursday Judith Thompson delivered a pile of young garlic from her allotment plot and Don Kerr brought a cooler bag filled to the brim with fresh dill harvested from his rooftop garden. Why? Just because they wanted to share their abundance with other market-goers. We also collected donations of bottle deposits, appreciative notes, lots of jars to...

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Hip Hip Hooray for Strawberry Days!

Hip Hip Hooray for Strawberry Days!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021

Hello Market Friends: At noon on Saturday, our site briefly froze. I wondered if it was all our strawberry-hungry fans trying to order at the same time, but fortunately it was back in action after just a few messages from panic-stricken customers had arrived. I hope everyone will get a taste of these June jewels. Our growers’ berries are exceptionally...

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We Approve of June

We Approve of June

Posted by on May 30, 2021

Hello Market Friends: When someone at the market depot does something exceptional, they earn a cartwheel from Nicole Jacobs. With all the spectacular produce our growers are bringing in, I am worried that she will get worn out this week! Visit the Web Shop We’ve got lettuces so lovely they could inspire a sonnet, a spread of healthy farm-grown...

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Birds’ Eye View News

Birds’ Eye View News

Posted by on May 23, 2021

Hello Market Friends: Hope you are enjoying the long weekend! We are really excited to welcome a new vendor this week, Audrey Macdonald, the remarkable woman behind The Greenhouse Eatery. Audrey farms on TRCA land at The McVean Farm in Brampton, and uses what she grows as the basis of her ‘Farm to Fork’ menu. When we move back to the park (some as-yet-TBD...

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