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Weekly Market Notes for June 2, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

We've been looking forward to this moment! You'll find the market in the full summer setup this week, that is, all outdoors, and down along the lower path as well as along the west and south sides of the rinkhouse. More room, more vendors, more good things! Here are just a few:

Welcome back to Tim Clement and Chef Mike with tasty crepes and burritos.

Bring along your kitchen knives or gardening tools, Denzil of Exact Edge will be ready to sharpen them up beautifully for you.

OH YAY, it's ice cream time! Best Baa will be bringing their cart, to scoop delicious flavours of both sheep and cow's milk ice cream.

Sosnickis' news: "Thanks Dufferin patrons for being so patient with us! Ben will be back next week - June 9 with our field crops! In the meantime we've created a blog about our trip to meet organic potato farmer Marcus Koenig and pick up six new varieties of seed potatoes including fingerlings and a red/gold! We will have a productive fall and winter season with variety for Dufferin Grove this year!! For more info and lots of pictures (so you don't forget what Ben looks like! Haha) log onto See everyone soon! Jessie & Ben

[Editor's note: Marcus Koenig is also the farmer who grows the organic (and that means non-GMO) soy beans that go into YingYing Soy Foods' delicious tofu.]

Beretta Farms will have their Sweet Chili Wings and Natural Beef Back Ribs on special again this week, with new specials coming soon!

Winds (like 70 km/hr ones) have spoiled the fishing again for most of this week, so the Akiwenzies will not be down.

The Toronto Vegetarian Association will be visiting with an information booth.

Catch up on the greens you've missed, with many great salad options to choose from, plentiful asparagus, and lots more.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. Sharing information on this important issue:
Green Neighbours Meeting on the Melancthon/Mulmur Quarry
Background: The Highland Companies has amassed landholdings in Melancthon and Mulmur Townships, in the County of Dufferin, of over 7,000 acres of prime agricultural land. When amassing their land holdings, they had previously stated that they wanted to be the biggest potato farming operation in Ontario. However, evidence of significant core sampling, well testing, tree cutting, archaeological and other studies that have been conducted on the lands have all been consistent with pre-testing for aggregate/limestone extraction. The Highland Companies is presently clearing the land on a daily basis, burning and removing homes and barns that have been in place for generations. The Highland Companies have demolished and/or have permits to demolish structures on 28 properties.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Come and learn about the fight to stop this disastrous project, located at the headwaters of five rivers, just two hours north of Toronto. A company backed by a U.S. hedge fund has applied to build Canada’s largest limestone quarry in the north of Dufferin County, undermining and potentially contaminating the headwaters of five rivers that feed much of Southern Ontario’s farmland. Kate Chung and Cathy Brown of the First Unitarian Green Team will tell us about the project, its potential impact, and the ongoing struggle by local residents, farmers, and public interest groups to keep it from happening. A recent extension of the deadline for comments has opened a narrow window for action. Come and learn the whole story and find out what we can do to help!
Location: St Michael and all Angels Church (southeast corner of St. Clair and Wychwood, enter off Wychwood, through wooden gate, top floor) For more information about the quarry, go to

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