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


Messages from the National Farmers Union, Alvaro Venturelli, and the Market
Mar 20, 2020

Media Release from the National Farmers Union, March 19, 2020 Farmers Markets Are Essential Services, says NFU (Kingston) — The COVID-19 global pandemic highlights the vulnerabilities in our society. Our healthcare system, our globalized economy, and our food system are all being tested. Food supply chains have undergone major changes over the past several decades as a result of globalization. Corporations coordinate transnational shipments to precisely balance supply and demand, keeping inventories and reserves low. Under “normal”... Read More


Staying Connected
Mar 19, 2020

Staying Connected

Hello Market Friends: Such a short time ago we were thinking about the first market of spring, and now we need to remember that spring IS coming. It won’t stop, just because we have to for a time. Our priority this week is to share information from every vendor currently attending the market about how to get their food. Please visit the vendor pages on dufferingrovemarket.ca, where I have added a MARCH 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT on the pages of all those dear people you would normally expect to see on Thursday. Thank you to those who wrote to... Read More


To be Clear, the Market is CLOSED this week. Read on….
Mar 18, 2020

Hello again, A couple of readers have written to say they’re uncertain about whether the market is open on Thursday, March 19th, 2020. IT IS CLOSED. All City of Toronto buildings are closed, and the Province has banned gatherings of over 50 people. We are constantly adding more information to the winter vendors’ pages about how to buy their food until the market is open again. Go to dufferingrovemarket.ca and click on ‘Vendors’ to find the ones you are looking for! (Note that at this point, we haven’t added any... Read More


What’s Happening with the Market
Mar 17, 2020

What’s Happening with the Market

Hello Market Friends: As you undoubtedly know, the list of shutdowns in Toronto is getting longer by the hour. Our permit for the market has been canceled and the rinkhouse is locked. We had (and still have) high hopes of offering an alternative food pickup option, but the Medical Officer of Health has announced that there should be no gatherings of over 50 people, and since we can’t control how many people would show up to get food, we don’t feel right going ahead with our plan this week. There are moves afoot to get... Read More


Sweet and Lovely Signs
Mar 12, 2020

Sweet and Lovely Signs

Hello Market Friends: Did you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful Worm Moon this week? It was one of the Supermoons of 2020, which occur when the moon is especially near to the earth, and it got its nickname because it happens around the time the ground begins to thaw, an auspicious time of year for farmers. We hope its beauty holds the promise of a good growing season ahead. We’ll have Heriter Farms in attendance again, it’s a ChocoSol and Culture City week, and here’s what’s baking in the park ovens: Sourdoughs:... Read More