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Weekly Market Notes for December 09, 2010

Hello Market Friends:

Good weather to work up an appetite! We'll be moving the fresh veggies and greens indoors this time, but a few hardy vendors will still be outside. Please come and cheer them on!
I was impressed when Lorenz told me he had done some harvesting this week:

"One more market day for Greenfields this year and one more day of field grown kale and brussels sprouts. Possibly the last of the season. Anyone wanting to stock up on our root vegetables, we'll have a discount on larger amounts of carrots and beets this week. Still lots of Radishes (Daikon, Black and Watermelon), Celeriac, Rutabagas, Sunchokes, Parsnips and Garlic as well. Wishing everyone at Dufferin Grove a wonderful Holiday Season and we'll see you again in January."

(Don't worry, our other farmers will fill in the gaps for the rest of the month: Full, Bountiful Markets ahead on December 16 and 23, and a smaller market to tide you over on the 30th.)

Sosnickis' contribution:

"I'm taking orders again for holiday food! Instead of rambling off the entire schpeal via the newsletter, email with subject line: 'holiday food' and I'll send you all info regarding perogies, different types of cabbage rolls, etc. From there you can place an order! Ben will be at Dufferin with all our storage crops. Please let Ben know if you need juice carrots- we have two large bins and I can send out some bulk orders if need be." Jess & Ben

Colette will at the market with lots of local, sustainable ideas for holiday gift giving.
How 'bout a baker's box - flour & spices,
seeds for your gardening friends,
and body care for caring for the body during these cold days of winter.

Beretta December Specials (Save approx $3-$4 / lb):

  • Rib Eye Roasts
  • Prime Rib Roasts
  • Beef Ribs
  • Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Lamb Chops
  • Prime Rib Roast
  • 5 lb Chicken Legs
    This is the last week to order your Fresh Holiday Turkey (approx 12-20 lbs @ $4.49/lb). Sign up at the market or call to order: 416-674-5609.

North winds and plenty of snow up on Cape Croker, so the Akiwenzies are shovelling and skiing, but not fishing this week.

For anyone who would like Deer Valley Venison for Christmas, Tony & Irene will be happy to accept orders directly by email: or or through our We will deliver your order to Dufferin Grove Market the last Thursday before Christmas.

"Nujima will be at the market with our freshly made raw goodies, hot deep dish vegan apple pie and yerba mate chai tea to give you an energy boost and chase away the cold."

If you haven't tried Claire Chackowicz's chocolate pies yet (at the ChocoSol table), you ought to. She makes exceptional pastry, maybe because she churns the organic butter herself!

A couple of events to know about:

Slow Food Toronto is hosting a delicious evening this Friday (Dec. 10th, 6-9 pm) at Wychwood Barns for Terra Madre Day. Many wonderful local producers, including some of our market friends, will be offering their wares and tasty samples of winter fare in this celebration of Ontario's local food communities. Tickets are $15 (free for kids under 12), with $5 from each ticket going to Slow Food's "Thousand Gardens in Africa" project.

The Dufferin Grove Winter Craft Fair, featuring local, handmade, affordable crafts, warm drinks and snacks will be held under the market tents on Sunday, December 19 from 11-4 pm.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

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