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Weekly Market Notes for January 24, 2008

Hello Market Friends:

Here's news from Jessie Sosnicki's kitchen to make you hungry:

Some warm classic winter meal ideas for all that Ben and I have been enjoying the last few weeks:

Try roasting our sauerkraut with our onions and add good meats from the market like lamb ribs or nice strips of beef!

Or, try rendering down some bacon, our onions, add a good amount of chicken stock with chopped potatoes, cook till tender, puree with some cream, salt, pepper and MAN it's a glorious soup to dip toasted rosemary market bread in! Two customers had one of the best ideas for our beets yet: scrub, cut off tops and tails, leave skins on, wrap in tinfoil and roast at 350 for about an hour or so until tender. Skins peel off easily, chop and add whatever you like, sooo sweet! (I found adding Angelos' olive oil and ricotta cheese, some nuts and seeds WOW!)

Cheddar Potato perogies are as big and tasty as ever, ready to cook up fast as a side dish too!

Keep warm, eat well! Sincerely, Jessie & Ben.

For more great winter ingredients, look at the list of home-grown coming from Greenfields Farm this week: Jerusalem Artichokes, Parsnips, Celeriac, Rutabaga and Beets. Lots more local goodies including beautiful Salad Mix, Shiitake Mushroom, Watercress, Carrots, Butternut Squash and more. Great Selection of cooking Greens and Fruit available, too. Bundle up! Mark

A reminder that Andrew Akiwenzie will be away. Absent as well: FunGuy Farms and Oh Soy. All three plan to be back next week.

Bakers, take note: this week Miquela Leahy will be bringing Merrylynd Organics fine and whole spelt flour, buckwheat flour, fine and whole wheat flour, rye flour and flax seed cleansing bars. The flours are made from locally grown and milled grains. She'll be at the market just once a month through the winter for you to stock up.

If you're looking for a plan this weekend, the Guelph Organic Conference is on (, with workshops and many displays, some by Dufferin vendors. Brochures with more info. are available next to the market board (by the rinkhouse cafe).

Representatives from about nine Toronto markets have organized a table there to chat with producers who might be thinking of coming into this market-hungry city. With all the new markets that opened last year, and all the other neighbourhoods that would like to have their own, farmers like ours are much sought-after. Please keep reminding them how much their weekly trip to Dufferin means to us!

See you at the market!


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