Celebrating 15 Years!
Nov 16, 2017

Celebrating 15 Years!

Please join in Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Market  on Thursday November 16th, 2017 3pm – 7pm   There will be birthday cake for all, music and merriment!   We’ll also be giving out cards for our winter Loyal Eaters Program, so you can begin collecting stamps the following week.   SEE YOU THERE! Thank you for supporting local organic farming and food production.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!... Read More


Happy 15th!
Nov 16, 2017

Happy 15th!

This week we’re ready for some fun as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the market. That’s about 760 market days, give or take a few, and a whole lot of learning, friendship, and outstanding food! Thank you to our wonderful vendors, loyal customers, the staff at the park, our market team–everyone who has been part of this adventure along the way, and all of you who make the market a part of your week. To mark the occasion, Leslie Lindsay is baking many cakes to share, from our three now-classic recipes: Vegan Carrot Cake... Read More


Bringing it All In
Nov 9, 2017

Bringing it All In

We’ve received some inquiries recently which remind me that not everyone who’s interested in supporting the market has been attending for years. This is good! If you’ve just started coming, welcome! We launched the market 15 years ago this month, and it has been going strong YEAR-ROUND ever since. Our winter HQ (the rinkhouse in the northwest corner of the park, where the washrooms and park kitchens are)  is not fancy, but we manage to fit mainly indoors once the weather gets too cold to be out. The only Thursday we... Read More


Good Clean Veg
Nov 2, 2017

Good Clean Veg

CHANGE OF PLANS for today! We’re moving the market in and around the rinkhouse so you can shop in comfort! If you’ve never visited the winter market, the rinkhouse is the building in he middle of it all. It’s where the kitchens, washrooms and ATM are. Do you ever wonder what goes into prepping the beautiful vegetables offered for sale on market tables? Have a look at this picture of Everdale‘s root washer in action. Bet you didn’t know washing vegetables could look so cool! Wolf Chrapko explains,  “The... Read More


Outrageous Orange and Glorious Green
Oct 26, 2017

Outrageous Orange and Glorious Green

Have you noticed when you come to the market, that orange is not just plain, old orange and green is not plain, old green? Feast your eyes, not just your appetite, on the wonderful colours of Fall vegetables. Each is so different from the other! Want to hear a few farmer’s favourite green and orange vegetable picks? Wolf from Everdale loves black futsu squash, which is really mainly orange. This is a rare Japanese heirloom mini pumpkin which has a purple orange rind and bright orange flesh and is deliciously sweet and creamy. As for greens,... Read More


A Lamp Burning Bright
Oct 19, 2017

A Lamp Burning Bright

Happy Diwali! Tonight, to celebrate India’s “festival of lights”, many people around the world will decorate their homes with oil lamps or tea-light candles to re-enact the homecoming of Rama, as told in the epic Ramayana. Diwali is a joyous time that coincides perfectly with October’s shorter days and cooler nights. Our market is something of a warm, cheery lamp too, drawing many people – farmers, other food producers and marketgoers – to the comfort and abundance of the harvest. So here is the latest from our vendors on the hearty fall... Read More


Pawpaws, Potatoes, and a 5,000 Pound Pile
Oct 12, 2017

Pawpaws, Potatoes, and a 5,000 Pound Pile

We had such a fun start to the rink-market season last week! We had to reassure a few dismayed people arriving on the west side that the market had not been abducted by aliens, but once they made it around the corner, they cheered up immensely. There are still some summery-tasting foods around, but hearty fall flavours are coming on strong now, and as you’ll see below, the farmers are bringing major quantities of the crops that will keep us well-fed in the months ahead in from the fields. The Everdale list: “Hope everyone had a... Read More


Where We Stand
Oct 5, 2017

Where We Stand

We’re going to have a bountiful, sunny Thanksgiving market ON THE RINK! I’d like to begin by expressing gratitude in acknowledging that the land where we gather is the home of many Indigenous people, and the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. I’d also like to thank organic farmers everywhere for choosing to farm in ways that respect and protect land, water, and living creatures.   Scabiosa and Bee in Urban Harvest‘s... Read More


One More Sweet September Afternoon
Sep 28, 2017

One More Sweet September Afternoon

And so we arrive at the end of September, and the last ‘path’ market of 2017. We had quite a bumpy ride this season with construction, crop losses and stormy Thursdays, but these last few weeks have been ever so lovely. With sunset at 6:50 next week, we’ll make our usual October move up to the rinkpad on the east side of the building, where we can use the lights. Please help to spread the word, so no one thinks we’ve disappeared. Lots more bountiful harvest markets ahead! Here’s some good farm news: Blythe from... Read More


Silk Tea and Tin Sandwiches
Sep 21, 2017

Silk Tea and Tin Sandwiches

Approximately 11 harmonica players from down Dunville way will be entertaining us, and a keen team of urban fruit pickers from Not Far from the Tree will be offering a cider-pressing demo, and that’s just a start on this week’s market. We’ll also have a visit from GreenPAC, a non-partisan group that is working to build environmental leadership in politics, and most importantly, a spectacular selection of local organic food. We are savouring every minute of these sunny market days! A lot of happy people will be going home... Read More