Arugula Fields Forever
Sep 27, 2020

Arugula Fields Forever

Hello again dear Market Friends, It feels like the weeks are just flying by. I am so grateful for the warm breeze and summer-like weather that seems to have come out of nowhere. I reflect on how I sometimes don’t recognize how much I appreciated something until it goes away. The return of warmer weather is something to cherish while it is here. I am also grateful for this weather as it means that the frost has been kept at bay and our farmers can continue to yield bountiful crops to sustain their businesses and their lives. We say... Read More


Here’s to Local Food Entrepreneurs!
Sep 26, 2020

Here’s to Local Food Entrepreneurs!

Hello Market Friends: This week I have been thinking about the market afternoon when I first heard a lineup of customers singing Brazilian songs. Of course, they were eagerly waiting for Tapioca Toronto‘s delicious crepes. A few days ago I visited Anna and Rafael in their sweet new shop just east of Lansdowne on College (the former DeFloured bakery) and chatted with them about how they started out at Dufferin, and the plans they have now. I really liked hearing how much they are thinking of supportive collaborations among market... Read More


Peaches n’ Cream and Butternut Squash
Sep 13, 2020

Peaches n’ Cream and Butternut Squash

Just like the months, birthdays, and seasons, Rosh Hashanah has crept up on us this year! I’m so happy to see that Reye’s has multiple varieties of apples just in time for the Jewish holiday. We also have so many beautiful varieties of honey from Bees Universe: buckwheat, cinnamon, wildflower, creamed, and blueberry just to name my top five. Here’s to a sweet (and strange) new year! Sundance Harvest and Motherdough are back. I’d recommend trying Sundance’s Salad Mix on your order this week. If you’re feeling a bit of whiplash as... Read More


Seasons Change
Sep 6, 2020

Seasons Change

How do you feel about the changing of the seasons? I was riding my bike by the Humber River last week when it hit me – the summer is coming to a close. Just before 8 PM, I switched on my LED bike lights and sensed a real chill in the air for the first time in what felt like a long time. The bright, blazing, sunshine that seemed to last all day is fading faster lately. The extreme heat on most days makes this season feel longer than it actually is but summers are fleeting here. We are entering a season that calls for layering and turning... Read More


Good Food Helps
Aug 30, 2020

Good Food Helps

Good Food Helps! Obviously, right? And why not let “good food” help your goodbye to August, be less painful? After all, even though this will be the first market of September, summer is still hanging around for a few more weeks. Try to enjoy the summer flowers around you, while you still can.  So yes, we all know that good food is good for us – and if you receive this newsletter regularly, you’re probably uniquely aware of that. Also, thanks for subscribing to our newsletter. So first off, I’ll let you know that another guest “speaker” is... Read More


The Shift
Aug 23, 2020

The Shift

Hello Market Friends: We’ve come to the last market day in August, and a shift is in the air. I am always shocked when corn season ends, but it has at Sosnicki Organic Produce, and soon other high summer favourites like peaches, basil and summer squash will make way for fall crops. Marvellous Edibles has lowered their prices on tomatoes because Ayse says they have a bumper crop, there are flats of organic Romas on offer from Sosnickis, and better than candy cherry tomatoes from Thorpe’s Organic Produce. Crunchy cucumbers are... Read More


High Summer
Aug 16, 2020

High Summer

Hello Market Friends: My name is Calla and I’m your market news guest author of the week. I’ve been coming to the market since I was about 5 years old, and have many happy memories of exploring the park and enjoying market treats (my budget as a kid was pretty much reserved for honey sticks from Bees Universe and mini pizzas from the park oven). Nowadays, I help out by assisting Peter with the online store, taking product photos, making signs, packing orders on Thursdays, and a variety of other odd jobs! Some Vendor News: Last... Read More


A Lot to Share
Aug 9, 2020

A Lot to Share

Hello New Market Friends: Some of you have met me already, my name is Matt and I’m one of the new team members thanks to funding received from the Canada Summer Jobs Program. I learned quickly just how much you all miss seeing the vendors in person.Thoughtful emails, lovely comments on social media showing support and notes on orders to just say “HI!”.  Expect to see and hear more from our vendors soon! We’re working to show you more of what they’ve been up to and how they’re doing. Keep engaging with us on social media and keep sharing those... Read More


Zealous for Zucchini
Aug 2, 2020

Zealous for Zucchini

Happy Sunday Everyone! Here’s wishing you a fruitful week ahead. Anne is away this week. I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Aanastasia and I am the Data Entry Clerk at the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market. I recently joined the team to assist with our transition to an online/Web Store based market and to ensure that our operations run smoothly behind the scenes. That being said, you might interact with me when I respond to your email or answer your call. You might also see me pop in and out of the Market Depot on... Read More


Peachy News
Jul 26, 2020

Peachy News

Hello Market Friends: Calgary can keep their stampede, we’ve got our own; it’s PEACH SEASON! That’s Nyah, the official peach taste tester at Wiecha Farms hard at work. You better believe good things grow in Ontario! 3-litre peach baskets have just been restocked, so grab them while you can! It’s the season for cantaloupes and plums and cherry tomatoes, we’ve got a country fair’s worth of pies, breads, pickles and jams, and all sorts of specialty foods to choose from. Happy to report that Mother Dough and... Read More