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Weekly Market Notes for July 07, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

Three cheers and a warm welcome back for our tender fruit farmers, Laura Sabourin (Feast of Fields) and Debbie Wiecha (Niagara Lavender Farm). They'll be in attendance with their first pickings of berries and tree fruits. Now we know it's really summer.

Some of you met our newest vendors last week, Jessica Esposito and Eddie Orso of The Organic Supper Club, but it's time to properly welcome them, too, as they've just moved to the neighbourhood and are cooking across the street from us at FoodShare. They'll be bringing a tasty and changing array of salads, dips and main courses, all vegan and all organic, featuring seasonal market ingredients wherever possible. Let them do your cooking for dinner or tomorrow's lunch! Here are selections for this week:

  • Kamut Linguine with Creamy Cashews and Swiss Chard
  • Raw Beet Hummus
  • Fiesta Layered Dip with Cashew and Brazil nut “cheese”, chipotle, refried beans, salsa, guacamole
  • Spicy Moroccan Stew on wild rice with local snap peas
  • Sesame Seed Tabbouleh with fresh parsley
  • Chipotle and Balsamic Quinoa Salad with thyme and fresh veggies
  • Goji Berry Granola with chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut and more

The Beretta Family is opening up their farm to your family! Please join us for a fun day on either Saturday, July 23 or Sunday, August 28 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm RSVP to Kids, come & see me, Sandy, at the market to pick up your farm picture to colour!
Specials for July:

  • Nitrite Free & Organic Beef Mini Burgers & Mini Chicken Hot Dogs
  • Bone-in Chicken Breasts

ALSO check out the awesome "Everyday Flexitarian" Cookbook that Cynthia Beretta contributed to ($25.00 +hst)

Sosnickis' contribution: "We've been able to get along ok without rain until today - we decided to irrigate for the first time. Wet spring, dry summer so far. The crops are fairly weedy but doing excellent! We'll have our first cut of Broccoli for this week!! Also big bunches of Beets, Peas galore, big bunches of Kale, new fresh Lettuce patch so look for spectacular Romaine and sweet Red Leaf, still more Garlic Scapes along with the raw pesto recipe for everyone. We've finally got the new Sweet Potato patch planted! Strawberry plants we had shipped from Nova Scotia hit the dirt next week. Next week will also be the first for bunches of our Onions! It's very busy at the farm and it feels great!! " Jessie & Ben

From Lorenz at Greenfields: "This week I've got lots of giant fresh Kale bunches (green and back), Chard in all colors, tasty summer cabbages, garlic scapes galore, crunchy broccoli and a few other surprises."

From Meg at Forbes Wild Foods: "This week (and maybe this week only...) we have Saskatoon berries!
Saskatoon berries have always been very popular in Western Canada, particularly in pies and as a conserve. Although they grow profusely on the prairies, they also inhabit much of BC and can be found all the way to Labrador. These fresh Saskatoons were picked in Ontario. They have a taste similar to wild blueberries but with more texture and a subtle almond after taste. Come see us this week to try this delicious wild treat."

Lots of good eating coming right up.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. There's more info on the Mega-Quarry posted on our Food News page. Send your emails ahead of the July 11 deadline for registering opposition to this Mega-Mess.

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