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Weekly Market Notes for April 05, 2012

Hello Market Friends:

Hope you are getting a chance to enjoy the many beautiful signs of spring as it unfolds. Each year the wonderful return to green amazes me. Spring means lots of work for farmers, but excitement is in the air. Last week's market treats included more fresh salads from Kind Organics (whose gorgeously flower-strewn greens are featured on the cover of Vitality magazine this month), abundant spinach from Sosnickis, dark maple syrup from Blythe's neighbours and sweet mint from Country Meadows, just the beginning of the new season's delights. In the forecast, Ted Thorpe reports speedy growth of greens, so watch his table, and Forbes Wild Foods says leek season will start very soon. Here's a bit of correspondence:

Sosnickis' contribution: "This morning we fresh harvested leeks from the field and graded out some celeriac and cabbages from storage. This afternoon we'll be harvesting lots of fresh field Spinach for Dufferin! We've still got lots of sweet corn and sauerkraut in the coolers too! The greenhouses are brimming and lots of field work begins soon!" Jess & Ben

News from Linda at Country Meadows: "Well this crazy weather is keeping us hopping, never thought I'd see the day when I would be exhausted in early April from working in the greenhouses, usually we are just getting started the major planting about this time of year, but this year we are far ahead, so just in time for Easter, tomorrow we'll have a nice selection of herbs for that Easter Feast, Rosemary, Sage, Mint, and Chives. Also because we've been getting requests for garden plants, I've put together a special treat for our customers. I call it the "Dufferin Special": in each 4 cell pack I've put a Black Kale (aka Dinosaur kale), a Russian Red Kale, a Red Romaine Lettuce, and a very deep Red Leaf Lettuce (all heirloom varieties)and all are cold tolerant so they are ready for the garden or a large planter.I chose this combination for 2 reasons, first, they are all deep colored vegetables so are high in anti-oxidants (they will produce a super nutritious salad), plus they can take the cold this time of year.There's not many of these combo cell packs available so come early. The other thing is eggs. Why not go for the "ultimate" egg for Easter, an egg from my famous heritage turkeys? There will be a limited amount of these at the market."

Come on out, we're offering you the perfect reason for a lovely walk through the park.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

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