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


Remembering One of our Regulars, and Notes for the Week
Jul 19, 2020

Remembering One of our Regulars, and Notes for the Week

Hello Market Friends: This afternoon we will post details of how we reached the decision not to re-open in the park for the time-being, here on the website, and on facebook. We are very happy with how far we have come in developing our ability to provide you with market food despite the challenges of 2020, but of course we miss the weekly Thursday gatherings and camaraderie of the park market. One of the aspects that is hardest to interrupt is the checkin with market regulars. A few people have been around the market just about as long as it... Read More


The Things We do for Love
Jul 12, 2020

The Things We do for Love

Hello Market Friends: Have you ever spent half an afternoon shelling peas, only to see them gobbled in five minutes? Or maybe half a day trying to pit enough sour cherries to make one small but glorious pie? These are not tasks which can be tallied up as ‘worth it’ in dollars, but I’m sure we all have memories of putting labour into things just for the love we share by doing so. Let’s share some love and gratitude for all the people who are working flat out on farms or in kitchens through the intense heat, too, and... Read More