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Weekly Market Notes for December 02, 2010

Hello Market Friends:

Skate & Shop Season is Back! The rink is open for action now, so you can do a few laps before enjoying your favourite market baking. Now that I think about just how much good market baking there is, I'm going to have to plan quite a skate....
Here's the vendor news:

From Greenfields: "Finally snow has arrived at the farm. Our cold rooms are packed to the ceiling with roots. I managed to get in another day of harvesting at the beginning of the week and will have lots of kale (green, Lacinato and purple) and a few red cabbages along with our fall roots: Carrots (orange and purple), Beets, Parsnips, Rutabaga, Watermelon Radish, Daikon, Black Radish, Sunchokes and Celeriac. Time permitting I'll clean up some of our garlic for market as well. For the first time since the beginning of the Dufferin Grove market we will be missing a few market days this year. This and next week will be our last for the year (back in January). To make up for it we'll have larger quantities of carrots and beets for those of you who like to stock up." Lorenz Eppinger

Sosnickis' contribution: "Ben is feeling much better this week, so he'll be back to sell all our storage crops including potatoes, onions, squash, sweet potatoes, cabbages, and beets too! We have bins of juice carrots, so as soon as the other carrots slow down at the market, we'll bring our ugly-but-sweet carrots back! Frozen perogies and Sauerkraut too!
Recipe Tip: I've made a great Spicy Sweet Potato Soup by rendering down lots of onions till sweet (using Angelos' olive oil), cubed sweet potatoes & chicken stock, cooked till soft, pureed, then adding minced garlic and jalapeņo pepper (I froze lots of peppers for cooking!) salt, pepper to taste and a good splash of milk at the end...yum! Goes great with any of Alli's fresh breads, particularly the whole wheat walnut loaf!!" Jess & Ben

Seth of Forbes Wild Foods reports that they're having the busiest week ever at the One of a Kind Show, where he'll be telling folks all about tasty wild foods for the rest of the week. Casey will be at Dufferin with a good supply for us.

A reminder that for anyone who would like Deer Valley Venison for Christmas, Tony & Irene will be happy to accept orders by email: or or through their website: They will deliver them to Dufferin Grove Market the last Thursday before Christmas.

Unfortunate news from the Akiwenzies: We are going to have to cancel this week's market. Today it is blowing 35 knots from the southeast. It is just ugly out on the water. Just got a glimpse of the sun just a few minutes ago but I think that is it for the day. Andrew had to pull his nets out of the water yesterday and maybe, just maybe he can set back tomorrow afternoon. But that is too late for market. Hopefully we can make it next week. Check us out at: and also on Facebook "Akiwenzie's Fish & More..."

As we adapt to the weather, you may find some vendors in different spots from one week to the next (in and around our palatial headquarters!) so be sure to do the full tour.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

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