A Handy Guide to Ordering Etiquette
May 2, 2020

A Handy Guide to Ordering Etiquette

Hello Market Friends: I am sending this note a little earlier than last week, to remind you to place your order on shop.dufferingrovemarket.ca before we run out of spots again! You will be glad to know that even more of your favourite farmers and vendors are joining us. This time, for example, we have a great harvest of over-wintered kale from Ben and Jessie of Sosnicki Organic Produce, freshly made herbal remedies from Tara of Catalyst Community Herbals, delicious organic vegetarian sushi from Chi at Natural Japaneats, and Liz‘s fresh ... Read More


Business is Blooming
Apr 27, 2020

Business is Blooming

Hello Market Friends: We continue to be thrilled and amazed by the response to shop.dufferingrovemarket.ca! As I write this, there is still room for a few more people to place orders for pickup or delivery this week before we have to close the shop. A special welcome to Reza Szhu of Alma Bakery, joining us with the traditional Persian flatbreads he makes with local organic flour! Lots more apple varieties and sizes from Mimi and Nacho of Reyes Farms are available, Footstep Organics is providing us with a few items nobody else has, and we are... Read More


We Can Do This!
Apr 19, 2020

We Can Do This!

Hello Market Friends: The past week has been a whirlwind, but we are nicely settled in our new depot at St. Anne’s Anglican Church (270 Gladstone) and gradually expanding our knowledge of how to run an online market! We’ve added more pickup slots, and expanded our delivery zone this week. If you haven’t placed an order yet, you still can! The usual shop.dufferingrovemarket.ca hours will be Saturday noon to Tuesday noon, with pickups and deliveries on Thursday afternoon, and now that we can assemble more orders, you... Read More


Web Shop Week 2
Apr 12, 2020

Web Shop Week 2

Hello Market Friends, the second week of the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market Web Store is now open!  From now ’til until midnight Tuesday or the time when we reach our capacity you can place orders to be delivered or picked up. We’ve got a new, highly organized and safe pickup spot and system.  When checking out you’ll select a ten minute time slot within which to pick up your order.  By arriving during your time slot you’ll help avoid unwieldy crowds of more than 4 people and allow plenty of space for distancing. You can arrive by foot or by... Read More


Great and Grateful News!
Apr 11, 2020

Great and Grateful News!

Hello Market Friends: We were blown away (almost literally) last week. Packing orders outside in the wind is not ideal, to say the minimum. However, we were buoyed up by the outpouring of supportive messages from many of you. Thank you all for your patience, enthusiasm and understanding. The move to an online market is a big task, and it has taken a huge leap forward in the past week. Many of you know the Reverend Gary van der Meer as the friendly, social-justice minded Pastor at St. Anne’s Anglican Church. He’s also a market... Read More


The Dufferin Grove Market Web Store is Open
Apr 5, 2020

The Dufferin Grove Market Web Store is Open

Hello Market Friends: Many of you are probably digging into the cupboards and freezer to make creative meals from what you have on hand, but wondering what will be around next month. If you have a moment to reply, would you share what your main food sources are currently, and what options you see ahead? Behind the scenes, it has been a very busy week! We are tremendously fortunate to have Peter Wills (of Word and Data, and Knuckle Down Farm) on our Dufferin team. Since we realized that shifting to online ordering was our best option to keep... Read More


Updated Market News for April 2nd
Apr 2, 2020

Updated Market News for April 2nd

Hello Market Friends: It is difficult to keep track of what day it is, isn’t it? If you’ve been a steady market news reader, you may think it’s Wednesday, because that’s when you usually hear what’s coming to market. Our greatly altered circumstances mean that the market as we have known it remains closed, and we need to communicate earlier so you know what to order for delivery to the neighbourhood. Last week, three vendors made safe and successful dropoffs of pre-orders near the park on Thursday afternoon, and... Read More


A Different Way
Mar 26, 2020

A Different Way

Hello Market Friends: There was a new moon this week, and I hear that means it’s time for change. For the foreseeable future, we will all have to adapt to unfamiliar ways of doing things. The bread bakers have been sent home, and the rinkhouse will remain locked for some time, but we hope to keep the spirit of the market alive and well even though shopping has to be done in a very different way. By next week, although the market is still closed, our aim is to have a more unified system for you to place orders from our vendors.... Read More


Early Market News -Time-Sensitive!
Mar 23, 2020

Hello Market Friends: I am sending this image of early daffodils as a reminder that an exceptional wave of spring flowers is happening in Rome, because air pollution is down so much. So many people doing nothing is doing something for the planet. We’re not going to get ‘back to normal’ anytime soon;  let’s hope that we can move towards a wiser path if and when we do. Returning to market matters, THE MARKET IS STILL CLOSED. We’re sending an early issue of the newsletter, to share information about how to order... Read More


SUPPORT OUR FOOD PRODUCERS! HERE’S HOW TO GET THEIR FOOD!
Mar 22, 2020

Click on any of these vendor names to find out where/how to get our farmers’ and vendors’ food while the market is closed due to covid-19. Please spread the word and check back often! We’ll be updating information as it comes in. Added notes in capital letters are for opportunities within a few days. Go to the vendor’s page for more details. Your support means so much to local farmers and small food producers! Ali Harris All Sorts Acres – ORDER NOW FOR PICKUP THURSDAY MARCH 26 Bees Universe– ORDER NOW FOR... Read More