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Weekly Market Notes for August 26, 2010

Hello Market Friends:

What better way to pay homage to the last days of August than to have a picnic? And what better place to pick up some fresh local ingredients for your picnic spread than at the market? You could fill bags with fresh veggies to turn into pesto potato salad, grilled veggie sandwiches, or whatever the market's bounty inspires you to create, for a weekend picnic. Or you could bring a blanket to the market, and dine on a selection of the delicious prepared treats on offer. Which ever you choose, you're sure to enjoy the wonderful selection of a late August market!

From the Sosnickis: This week just plain lots! Lots of Sweet Corn, lots of Romas (no need to order, just come buy a case or basket for $1 per lb no.1 grade for sauce and round Field tomatoes, lots of Zucchini, lots of Watermelons, lots of Onions, lots of Kale, lots of Heirloom Tomatoes, LOTS of Peppers, perhaps the first of our carrots and beets, but we may just let them size out there and concentrate on our Tomatoes and Sweet Corn this week - will check the fields anyhow. Oh and Yes - lots of Eggplant!!! Time to eat lots! Jess and Ben.

Growing Spaces has been very busy canning this week. Finally our Corn Relish is ready!! Also back from last year is our Fresh Vegetable Salsa, Red Root Relish and Zesty Zucchini Relish. Perfect for BBQ's this weekend! Also, we'll be selling fresh edamame straight from our garden. On the stalk this tasty treat will last up to two weeks in a vase on your kitchen table.

The folks at Nujima are excited to continue to offer delicious organic raw food treats, both sweet and savory! Our creations are 100% raw, created from our own products, organic ingredients, local and wild produce. This week we will be serving our popular decadent Frosted Chocolate Brownies made with almonds, raw cacao, yacon syrup and coconut spread, as well as our Blonde Macaroons made with organic coconut, cashews and coconut spread. We will be offering three types of cookies this week, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Apple Cinnamon, and Oatmeal Coconut Date, made with gluten-free oats, as well as other tasty ingredients. Peaches are in season! Try our satisfying Chia Peach Pudding made with coconut milk, chia seeds and organic peaches. Our fresh Green Smoothies are made on site with bananas, local organic peaches, cinnamon, chia seeds and spinach. As for savory we will be serving Collard Green Wraps with almond basil pesto and fresh local veggies. Yum yum!

From Greenfields: The weather just won't stop cooperating and the bumper harvest continues. We are not sure how to possibly fit it all into the van but these are some of the things we are harvesting right now: Arugula, Giant kohlrabi, Nappa, Big bunches of basil (perfect for pesto), Collards, Kale (black, purple, green), Head Lettuce, Curly endive, Shallots, Mediterranean Onions, Spanish Onions, Parsley, Beets, Ground Cherries, Eggplants, Leeks, Chard and Celery.

While you're in the park, be sure to check out the Scottish country dancing, happening just east and south of the basketball court: "The dancing gets underway at 6:30pm and continues to sunset. The program of dances can be found on the RSCDS Toronto web site. While most dances are for those familiar with Scottish country dancing including its steps and formations, there will be opportunities for audience participation. This is an event to promote Scottish country dancing. All are welcome. You don't need to be Scottish and you don't need a partner. The full program of dances can be found here."

See you at the market!


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