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Weekly Market Notes for August 06, 2015

Hello Market Friends:

Some markets have to plan a lot of special events, but we're not usually faced with a shortage of lively happenings and pleasant options in the park, such as lounging by the gardens, checking out the skate pad action, and wandering down to the reflexology footpath or the playground. This week, free yoga returns from 6 to 7 pm, offered by Colin from Kula Yoga in the annex. Look for the class in the open wooded area south of the market.

Clay and Paper Theatre performers have been dropping in to let everyone know about their show, Animal Nature, continuing to August 16. There's something for everyone at Dufferin Grove!

Here's the vendor news:

The Everdale Team news: "We survived the major storm over the weekend with very little damage. It was a wild lightning show! Lots of fresh, nutritious greens coming this week: Arugula, Kale, Chard, Collards, Spinach, Salad Mix, Lettuce (Romaine!). Wonderful bunches of Red Tropea and Gold Coin Onions, Cucumbers, Beans, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Hakurei Turnip and of course our sweet Rainbow and Orange Carrots. Nobody leaves market without a few Zucchini!! "

Pine River Organic Farm returns this week with cucumbers, peas and beans.

Sosnickis' contribution: "Our first little trickle of Sweet Corn begins tomorrow for Dufferin! The same loved all yellow sweet cobs this year! Lots and lots of Tomatoes! Heirlooms, Sun Sugar and Artisan Cherry types too. And our Roma patch looks great! Will probably start next week with those. Cucumbers! Sweet Onions, Beets, Colourful Carrots, Swiss Chard, Kale, Patty Pan Zucs round out our awesome summer offerings!" Ben, Jess, Sadie & Nate

Beretta Farms will be absent this week, but otherwise, we expect a very full house.

Don't forget to bring your knives along for expert sharpening by Mike Fohr.

The vegetable selection will be superb. You don't have to be an expert cook with produce this fresh and delicious. Just stock up on olive oil and fresh herbs to drizzle and scatter over whatever you feel like steaming or grilling. A loaf of park bread, maybe a bottle of wine....Wonderful meals ahead.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

Vendors this week:

  • Afri-Can Food Basket (organic produce)
  • Akiwenzie's Fish (fresh, frozen and smoked Georgian Bay fish)
  • Alli Harris (fish sandwiches, fritters, hemp pesto, beverages, salads)
  • Bees Universe (honey and bee products, eggs)
  • Best Baa/Ewenity Dairy (sheep's milk, cheeses and yogurt)
  • Brixton Grill (vegan barbeque and ice cream treats)
  • ChocoSol (coffee and chocolate, tortillas cooked at the market)
  • Country Meadows (olives, oil, eggs, cheese)
  • Culture City (fermented condiments, tempeh)
  • DeFloured (gluten-free baking)
  • Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups,and snacks)
  • Earth and City (raw foods, smoothies, rice bowls)
  • Evelyn's Crackers (baking made from ON whole grains)
  • Everdale Organic Farm (organic produce)
  • Floralora Flowers (organic, farm-grown cutflowers)
  • Forbes Wild Foods (wild veggies and mushrooms, nuts, maple syrup, preserves)
  • JK Fries (fresh-cut french fries with choice of mayos)
  • Kind Organics (sprouts, salad mixes)
  • Knife Sharpening by Mike Fohr
  • Knuckle Down Farm (organic vegetables)
  • Marvellous Edibles (organic vegetables, meats, poultry, baking, fruits)
  • Niagara Lavender Farm (organic berries, tender fruits and lavender)
  • Pine River Organic Farm (organic produce)
  • Plan B (organic produce)
  • Shared Harvest (organic produce)
  • Sosnickis' Organic Produce (organic vegetables)
  • Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, soups, maple syrup)
  • Tapioca Gourmet (gluten-free Brazilian pancakes with seasonal fillings)
  • Ted Thorpe (veggies and herbs)
  • Urban Harvest (plants, seeds, body care, soil amendments)
  • VQA Wine (Reimer Vineyards this week)
  • Waymac Farms (oyster and shiitake mushrooms)
  • Ying Ying Soy (tofus and miso from ON organic soybeans)

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