The Summer Solstice Market News
Jun 21, 2018

The Summer Solstice Market News

On this longest summer day, the market will still last just four hours, but what a fine four hours it will be. Come early and stay late so you won’t miss a thing: From Sosnicki Organic Produce:”Strawberries! Peas! Zucchini! Kale! Lettuce! An abundant June here on farm. Very busy with harvest and planting all our fall and storage crops! And ducking storms! Toshimi and her daughter Koharu came over this past weekend and despite the heat the girls had fun harvesting together. See everyone soon,” Jessie, Ben and crew.  Pine... Read More


Busy, Busy
Jun 14, 2018

Busy, Busy

Busy days on the farms mean a few changes to the roster, and many good things coming to market: Jessie Sosnicki says Ben will be bringing LOTS of strawberries, a few of the early ‘Wendy’ variety, but mainly the later ‘Jewel’ ones. Lots of lettuce, bunches of kale, and maybe the first few zucchini if they have time to pick them. Jennifer Osborne from All Sorts Acres wrote to explain that she can’t come this time: “Our hay guy has just told us that he is bringing in bales on Thursday. This means I need to be here to move 32000 lbs of hay into... Read More


Extra Special Events at the Market
Jun 7, 2018

Extra Special Events at the Market

So much to tell you! The word of the day has to be Strawberries, as we expect the first ones of the season. Ben and Jessie of Sosnicki Organic Produce are justifiably proud of their crop, which has absolutely nothing sprayed on it, and is produced with a mixture of vigilance, expertise, luck, and a lot of love. There may not be many berries, so if you want some, don’t delay. Next on the list, we have several Extra Special Events: We are hosting our first ever Word on the Street Pop-up! From 4 to 7, local authors will be reading from their... Read More


A Little More May!
May 31, 2018

A Little More May!

When I was growing up, we had the biggest rhubarb patch on the road. It probably was about a quarter the size of Adam and Blythe‘s from Spade & Spoon, but everybody knew about it. It wasn’t just the kids who came to play Capture the Flag on long warm evenings who showed up asking to cut some. Complete strangers would appear in the driveway. But kids came all the time, and you wouldn’t be surprised to find a couple of them sitting on the back fence crunching long pink stalks. If they had planned ahead, they would have a small pot of... Read More


Read All About It!
May 24, 2018

Read All About It!

Here we go! This week the market will expand by leaps and bounds. We have lots more of our summer vendors returning, so there will be many choices for dinner in the park. We have several special guests and events to announce too, so please read on, and don’t forget to check our Summer Events Calendar to see what is coming up soon! Stas will be back at the grill, cooking up tasty pastured meats and French fries. TC’s Tibetan Momos is returning biweekly, with both meat and vegetable-filled delicious dumplings. We’re looking... Read More


All Out!
May 17, 2018

All Out!

We have been waiting for this moment, when the market exits the building and takes a deep breath, spreading out on the path. It’s time for the summer setup, and there is so much to get excited about! Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy planning a great season at the market, with a wonderful selection of local and organic food (including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options) and many special events. Take a look at our NEW week by week Summer Events Calendar! Thanks to our dedicated webmaster Peter Wills for his work on... Read More


Dance on Over for Dinner
May 10, 2018

Dance on Over for Dinner

Hey, you are not going to let a few warm spring puddles stop you from coming to market this week, ARE YOU? We’ll have so many nice things to eat that it is totally worth jumping in a few (Gene Kelly-style) and showing up. Remember, if you want the market to be there for you, you need to be there for the market. Hate to take you on a guilt trip, but we were disappointed with the turnout last week. Just sayin’. We are excited to welcome back Earth & City, with familiar favourites like cowgirl cookies, macaroons and super-salads,... Read More


Putting your Money where your Mouth is
May 3, 2018

Putting your Money where your Mouth is

I’ve been noticing, when conversations turn to saving money, how to cut food costs is often top of the list. In North America, we’ve come to expect food to be dirt cheap. We spend a smaller fraction of our income on food (roughly 10% on average) than almost any other people on Earth at any time in history. How much of the fraction of our incomes that we spend on food should go to the people who grow it? Pick a number before you read any further…what seems fair to you? I don’t have Canadian figures, but the USDA’s... Read More


Comin’ Round the Mountain
Apr 26, 2018

Comin’ Round the Mountain

Anybody know a good spring song? I feel like adapting ‘She’ll be comin’ round the Mountain’, because winter felt so big to get past this year. I keep reminding everybody how fortunate we are to have farmers that feed us all year long. This season has started off with more than its share of challenges, and it takes a lot of determination and courage to keep going when you don’t know what the weather is going to do next. Everdale is coming into town with a load of carrots, rutabaga, storage turnips, fresh radish... Read More


What a Week!
Apr 18, 2018

What a Week!

What a week! Many an anxious farmer has been watching the weather and the power supply, hoping that seedlings won’t freeze, that there will be water for animals, and that fields won’t flood too badly, among other things. The picture up top is the Sosnickis’ fully planted greenhouse. Spot the leak! We’re hoping all the fallen trees are cleared from the roads so the farmers and vendors can get to market, and that for customers, the chance of a little precipitation will seem like a minor detail compared to what... Read More