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Weekly Market Notes for July 16, 2015

Hello Market Friends:

Last week I visited 'The Windy City', aka 'The City of Really Heavy Doors' (see nickname 'A'). Chicago is a place of deep contrasts and divides, and that includes the cuisine; along with restaurants offering mega-mounds of deep-fried excess, I was delighted to discover that there are many making veggie-centric, delicious, inventive local dishes. I'll get back into the market test kitchen asap and see if I can re-construct some recipes for you!

Of course, my favourite ingredients are from our farmers, and some of the most amazing food of the year is just coming into season:

From Niagara Lavender Farm: "We have a wonderful load of precious apricots and raspberries for market tomorrow. The apricots are just delicious and so sweet." Debbie Wiecha

Sosnickis' contribution: "Hey all! When I spoke back in 2013 at the Canadian Organic Growers conference we met a couple film makers interested in learning more about us and filming our farm. This combined effort along with Millions Against Monsanto and many other awesome farmers, organizations and professionals came together and the documentary 'Of The Land' was created! You can view it online at !!!! Pretty proud here. You meet my conventional dad, our awesome organic dairy neighbour Karl and will learn a lot about options when it comes to GMOs. It's a great time to eat and celebrate local and organic, as our offerings are getting pretty sweet! This week new: Carrots, Beets, Sweet Onions, Cucumbers, Heirloom Tomatoes, fresh dug Potatoes, Kale, Chard, Patty Pan Zucs and the Blossoms! Happy eating everyone!" Jess, Ben, Sadie & Nate

Lisa Paul will be visiting to introduce us to her tasty ice pops. Her website is

Best Baa will be absent again, but definitely back next week. Say hi to Blythe's sister, Leah, behind the Spade & Spoon table, and welcome back to JK Fries, we hope!

We'll have a huge selection of high summer produce. Don't forget your baskets, bags, and buggies to bring it all home! Plenty of meals and snacks to enjoy on the spot first, too!

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

Vendors this week:

  • Afri-Can FoodBasket (organically grown produce)
  • Akiwenzies Fish (fresh, smoked and frozen Georgian Bay Fish)
  • Alli Harris (fish sandwiches, fritters, hemp pesto, beverages)
  • Bees Universe (honey and bee products, eggs)
  • Beretta Farms (organic and naturally raised meats)
  • Brixton Grill (vegan barbeque and ice cream treats)
  • ChocoSol (coffee and chocolate)
  • Country Meadows (olives, oil, eggs, cheese, vegetable and herb seedlings)
  • Culture City (fermented condiments, tempehs, gluten-free pasta)
  • 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)
  • Feast of Fields (organic fruits and berries)
  • Floralora Flowers (organic, farm-grown cutflowers)
  • Forbes Wild Foods (berries, mushrooms, and other fresh, dried & preserved wild foods)
  • JK Fries (fresh cut french fries with choice of mayos)
  • Kind Organics (sprouts, salad mixes, teas, chocolate)
  • Knuckle Down Farm (organic vegetables)
  • Marvellous Edibles (organic vegetables, meats, poultry, baking)
  • Niagara Lavender Farm (organic berries, tender fruits and lavender)
  • Plan B (organic fruits and veggies)
  • Sosnickis' Organic Produce (organic vegetables)
  • Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, soups, maple syrup)
  • Tapioca Gourmet (gluten-free Brazilian pancakes with seasonal fillings)
  • Ted Thorpe (berries and veggies)
  • Urban Harvest (plants, seeds, body care, soil amendments)
  • VQA Wine (Frogpond this week)
  • Ying Ying Soy (tofus and miso from ON organic soybeans)

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