Snow will Go, and Light will Linger Longer
Feb 27, 2020

Snow will Go, and Light will Linger Longer

LATE-BREAKING NEWS: I guess we should change the news title to ‘Snow will Blow…” because a few of our vendors are stuck in drifts today and won’t be coming in. Angelos can’t get the snow-blower to start, so no Country Meadows, and Vasile couldn’t make it to Pine River to get produce from Bob Felhazi, so no Green Florin. No Monforte Dairy either. Sorry! We will move everyone into the rinkhouse (north end) and have a cozy market there, Hope you can make it! Anne Hello Market Friends: This is the first market... Read More


News for February 20th
Feb 20, 2020

News for February 20th

Hello Market Friends: It may be February, but you can have a rainbow on your plate with the winter foods our vendors have put by, like these beautiful pickled veggies from the Plan B kitchen! Many of Spade & Spoon‘s fans have been asking when we will see Blythe again. Here’s the latest report from her new home base in Northumberland: “Construction is put on hold for the maple season. We’re getting everything ready for the sap to run. It’s a whole new setup for us, so the learning curve is steep! We’re... Read More


From the Market, with Love
Feb 13, 2020

From the Market, with Love

Hello Market Friends: In case you don’t know what to do with winter vegetables, here’s a little inspiration from Giuseppe Arcimboldo. I thought of sending a farm-themed Valentine, but ‘I’m a-tractored to you’ was the best caption I found. The rest were really corny. You’ll be glad to know that we have a full house for our almost-Valentine’s market: Vasile is back with Green Florin nuts and dried fruits, and he has picked up a load of carrots, squash and potatoes from Pine River for us. Jens from... Read More


Hello and Goodbye
Feb 6, 2020

Hello and Goodbye

Hello Market Friends: I’m always smitten with the first snowdrops. They don’t predict anything, unlike Wiarton Willie or Fred la Marmotte, but one day, there’s no sign of them, and the next, they’re up. By the looks of it, they’ll be buried again soon, and then they will return,  just as cheeky and beautiful as they ever were. So if they tell you there’s a ‘Texas low’ heading our way, don’t let it get you down. We’ll get through it. The market will be a little smaller than usual this... Read More


Seriously UnBeetable
Jan 30, 2020

Seriously UnBeetable

Hello Market Friends: Don’t think about penguins. It’s almost as hard not to think of puns when writing about beets. But let’s root out all the bad jokes and give this humble beauty some well-deserved attention. Beets are tremendously versatile, nutrient-rich, and available locally both summer and winter.  You can juice them, roast them, or feature them in a soup. Hey, don’t stop there…. Thinly shredded, they’re the crowning glory in Junction restaurant Cool Hand of a Girl‘s superb Lunch Salad (a big... Read More


Happy Thursday!
Jan 23, 2020

Happy Thursday!

Hello Market Friends: We’ve got a great crop of winter vendors this year, making Thursdays the happiest afternoon of the week! The good mood as well as the good food at the market will put a smile on your face. An enthusiastic welcome back to Marvellous Edibles! Jens and Ayse are bringing an impressive list: “greens, winter carrots with green tops, lots of root vegetables, apples, certified organic poultry including turkey pieces, certified organic eggs, ground beef, bones, fermented veggies including sauerkraut and preserves in... Read More


Favourite Things: the January List
Jan 16, 2020

Favourite Things: the January List

Hello Market Friends: Skiing, or après-skiing? Speed skating, or rapid eye movement during long winter naps? Whatever your winter ‘go-tos’, I am guessing favourite foods are included, and here is a list of outstanding options for you! ChocoSol is back, and they just made a big batch of their amazing Jaguar chocolate, so they will have nice bulk offerings of your favourite Jaguar selections! Heidrun‘s Dufferin Grove Bakers offerings for the week: Sourdoughs: rye, caraway-multigrain, potato-rosemary Artisans: multigrain,... Read More


Starting a Fresh Decade
Jan 9, 2020

Starting a Fresh Decade

Hello Market Friends: It’s about time for a market around here! Our farmers and vendors are getting ready to help you re-stock with healthy and delicious foods for the New Year. We particularly appreciate your winter support, so please make coming often one of your resolutions for 2020! For the next while, quite a few of the regulars will be coming and going, but we’ll have a good balance overall, and some nice additions, too. Damon from Culture City will be at the market, and he has a January special: miso $8/250ml, regularly... Read More


See you on January 9th!
Dec 26, 2019

Hello Market Friends: Hope you are enjoying the holidays. A reminder that there is no market this week or next. See you in the New Year! Anne Freeman Read More


A Wish at Year’s End
Dec 19, 2019

A Wish at Year’s End

Hello Market Friends: We are coming to the longest night of the year, and it is time for the last market until 2020. To those whose hands have planted, tended, harvested, foraged, cooked, made, served or otherwise contributed to feeding us, and to all who appreciate and support the market, a wish for a peaceful and happy rest from your labours, and for hope and health as we turn towards the light again. It will be a festive market, with extra crafts from some of our vendors and their helpers, and lots of treats to choose from! There will also... Read More