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Weekly Market Notes for April 12, 2007

Hello Market Friends:

Snow or no, it's impossible to stop the crocuses now. Before we completely banish thoughts of winter, though, I'd like to mention how good it was to see the fine work of Jutta Mason and the CELOS researchers who put together a report on the city's outdoor ice rinks recognized by City Councillors this week. I won't give you all the details here, but if you ask around at the market, you can find out more about this effort to enhance our city's shared spaces.

Here's the news:

Bakers take note! This week we welcome a new vendor, Miquela Leahy, representing Merrylynd Farm, which has been in the Leahy family since 1825. Now a certified organic farm with a flour mill and grain plant, Merrylynd produces and distributes grains and stoneground flours. We're excited to have these options as part of our local food selection.

From Greenfields:

"Lots of activity on the farm these days. The greenhouse is a sea of green ( they grow up so fast ), the sun and wind are helping to dry the fields, tractors are being oiled and cared for and the laneway is in constant need of patching. A great selection of Local goodies this week: Yellow Onion, Parsnip, Rutabaga, freshly dug Greenfields Sunchokes, Spinach, Spring Mix and flavourful bunched Greens ( Komatsuna, Mizuna, Pac Choi, Tatsoi, Yukina and Red Mustard ).[Editor's note: these greens will make you feel stronger than Popeye, but they taste a thousand times better than canned spinach!] Lots more including Red Beets with tops, Broccoli, Kales etc. Full display of Fruit this week featuring sweet as can be Strawberries in a nice big 1lb package, only $3! Have fun!"

From the Akiwenzies:

"We are coming this week and we will have some smoked fish and fresh fish. Andrew was able to get the nets back in the water. The wind has been a bit more cooperative this week but I shouldn’t speak too loud. We are busy right now getting the regular smoked fish off the smoker and getting the honey garlic ready to go on. Andrew is hooking up a fish finder/GPS on his boat for the fog will be an issue soon and he would like to know where he is and where the fish are. We have had big fluffy snowflakes falling all day, wondering when spring would come." Natasha

From Irene of Deer Valley Farm:

"We have a selection of fresh, nicely aged venison available this week which includes: Denver steaks, strip loin steaks, top sirloin, sirloin tip and eye of round. Frozen burger patties, sausages and sirloin tip roasts are also available as well as venison chili. If anyone is interested in bones for next week (Apr.19th), please let me know the quantity by email "

In preparation for the outdoor season, we'll be sitting down for a meeting with our terrific produce growers in advance of the market this week. Always lots to talk about. Come and join in the friendly conversation at the market!


Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market
Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. year-round

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