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Weekly Market Notes for February 26, 2009

Hello Market Friends:

Last week we passed around samples of Andrew and Natasha Akiwenzie's superb new flavour of smoked fish (Tandoori!) to rave reviews. We'll be doing more sampling of vendors' goodies in the coming weeks to introduce newcomers to the great tastes of the market and reward old-timers for their loyal attendance.

Some of you have been away for a while, and we've missed you! Here's hoping this lovely milder week and the longer days will encourage everybody who's been hibernating to return. We have just a few weeks left for the skating-shopping-combo-option before the March sun will win out over the rink compressors and the ice will melt away. Sorry, hockey fans, you'd better enjoy it while you can.

From Greenfields: The sun is shining, the birds are singing, a sure sign that spring is near! An excellent selection of nutritious produce this week. Local veggies are: Red and Golden Beets, Purple, Rainbow and Orange Carrots, Shiitake and Button Mushrooms, Potato, Rutabaga and Greenfields grown Sunchokes & Celeriac. You want more? How about Globe Artichokes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Red Chard, Collards, Garlic, Ginger, Black & Green Kale, Romaine, Parsley, Red Pepper, Red Radish, Tomato and Yams. Some Fruit should help put a smile on your face: Pink Lady Apples, Avocado, Grapefruit, Lemon, Navel Oranges, Bosc Pears and those tasty Pomelos. Mark

From the Sosnickis: This will be Ben's last market at Dufferin for a few weeks until we have more of our home grown to offer. We still have an abundance of storage cabbage that Greenfields will sell for us in our absence. We will continue each week to send farm news, stories & pics until we are back. This week, the middle greenhouse is now fired and items such as early tomatoes and all onions have been seeded along with a few other crops! It has begun.... Jess

From Lindsey at Berettas: I will be bringing beef liver - again - at $5/lb. I will also be bringing zesty chicken sausage and a Beretta entree (CHILI!): our entrees are made with all-organic ingredients, and you can cook them from frozen. MMMMM.

From Meaghan and Russell at Forbes Wild Foods: At the market this week, we will be bringing our Wild Rice Flour, 1/2lb on special for $5. It is a wonderful, golden brown flour that works beautifully in breads or pancakes.

If you have any itch to do some gardening this year, you don't want to miss Seedy Saturday, on from 2-6 February 28th at The Green Barns. Colette Murphy of Urban Harvest and Bruno Pretto of Fun Guy Farms will be among the familiar faces you may see at the vendor tables and workshops. Visit the website of the Toronto Community Gardening Network (one of the wiki websites assisted by our dedicated webmaster, Henrik Bechmann) for lots more details about the day:

See you at the market!


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