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Weekly Market Notes for July 21, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

In this crazy week, come enjoy the shade of our lovely park. The Recreation staff will have the sprinkler on for folks of all ages who need a run-through to keep cool, and the rinkhouse will be open if you'd like to take a break inside. Here's the vendor news:

Greenfields will be back, with Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Parsley, Garlic Scapes, Fresh Garlic, Zucs and more.

Sosnickis' contribution: "This week Ben and I will have fresh Green Beans, fresh dug New Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Big Beet bunches, Peas, Garlic & Scapes, lots of Kale, Hot Banana Peppers & BASIL! Regular basil, Cinnamon Basil, Lemon Basil, Purple Basil! Almost forgot Broccoli and Napa Cabbage! (I know it looks like Romaine - but it's not!) Fresh, huge heads of Napa Cabbage to harvest! Whew, she's hot in the fields! Harvesting early morns and evenings...." Jess & Ben

From Feast of Fields: "35 degrees in the shade! Wow, and no rain. Things are still ripening in accordance with their own genetic plan; this sun will have them bursting with flavour. This week : raspberries, wild blueberries at the best price of the year, beautiful apricots, the first of the early golden plums, more mulberries, and some figs finally. Peaches should make their first appearance in a few Dufferin for sure next week." Laura

Best Baa will be away this week, but bringing back the ice cream next time. Beretta Farms, the Akiwenzies and Pine River will also be absent.

This week's menu from The Organic Supper Club:

  • Chipotle Pepper Kale Chips
  • Sundried Tomato & Navy Bean Salad
  • Fiesta Layered Dip
  • Pumpkin Seed & Za'atar Quinoa Salad
  • Creamy Cashew & Swiss Chard Rotini
  • Spicy Cilantro Spread
  • Goji Berry Granola

(Look for them 'up top' near the doors into the rinkhouse.)

We'll have more information on the Mega-Quarry this time.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. Back in June, we passed along some info about a threat to Toronto's Local Food Procurement Policy. Well, in case you need a bit of good city news in this difficult stretch, the policy was passed with few changes and nearly unanimous support. Thanks to Councillor (and local food advocate) Mary Margaret McMahon for her work, and to you, if you got on board. It won't be the last time we call on you for support, I can guarantee that with the way things are going....

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