The Local Arts Scene

The local arts scene

Hello Market Friends:  Matt is guest writing this week! How’s it going? In spite of how many half bushels and bushels of peaches were sold last week, I’m sure you’ll be back for more. You should try a new variety like White Knight or Baby Gold and remember that however many are in your cart right now, you won’t regret having more. […]

From Near and Far

From near and far

Hello Market Friends: It happens every year. Just as the supply of local crops hits a wonderful high, lots and lots of market customers leave for their summer vacations, and market sales slow down. Our farmers have worked hard to produce all this wonderful food, and they need to sell it now! We want everyone to […]

Reasons for Optimism

Reasons for optimism

Hello Market Friends: It’s hard not to get discouraged by events these days, but we’ve got some news to help you stay on the sunny side. The Generosity of Farmers Last Thursday, Indy Kooner arrived with 11 absolutely heaping bushels of chard. For free. He added a hefty basket of beets to that and instructed us to share it all however […]

The Gain and Pain of Rain

The gain and pain of rain

First things first: I have the great pleasure of introducing a farm new to Dufferin this week! Ta Neter, which means “Divine Land”, is the beautiful homestead of Shabaka, Utcha and their five children, where they keep bees, raise Maremma Dogs, Bengal Cats, and Babydoll Sheep, make soaps and medicinal products from their Botanical Garden, as well as growing […]

Drum Roll Please…

Drum roll please...

Matt here. Is it July already?! Where to begin… Do you have lots of reusable bags? A cart? A bike trailer, perhaps? Our farmers are ready to feed you, so how much can you carry? We have a wonderfully exciting stock of June and July delights. Strawberries, sea asparagus, cherry tomatoes, garlic scapes, carrots, and (drum roll please) cherries are all waiting […]

Great Scapes!

Great scapes!

Hello Market Friends: The longest day of the year is upon us, and the sun’s miraculous energy, combined with water and soil, is transforming the seeds our farmers sow into the array of plants which feeds us. I hope you can find a quiet moment to ponder this process, which is far too wonderful to […]

Lucky in Love

Lucky in love

Last Thursday Judith Thompson delivered a pile of young garlic from her allotment plot and Don Kerr brought a cooler bag filled to the brim with fresh dill harvested from his rooftop garden. Why? Just because they wanted to share their abundance with other market-goers. We also collected donations of bottle deposits, appreciative notes, lots of jars to return […]