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Weekly Market Notes for March 22, 2007

Hello Market Friends:

Did any of you hear the program on local vs. organic food on CBC's "The Current" last week? I was taking the week off from the market, but couldn't help listening in and arguing with a couple of the experts. (It wasn't a call-in show, so I guess I shouldn't admit that!) Anyway, two Toronto chefs were interviewed, and the chef who puts local ahead of organic, well, he comes to Dufferin Market to find the ingredients for his seasonal menus. Nice! While we're at the leanest point in the local food year, the market farmers are already talking about how to boost the supply of foods both local and organic for next winter and on into the future, with your support. If you're curious about the radio show, here's the link (thanks to David Cayley and Jutta):

As well as planning our future menus, the farmers are busy planting in the greenhouses and watching over kids and lambs. Just a little vendor news:

From Greenfields:

"The snow is disappearing from the fields and the greenhouse is in full swing. Kales, Chards, Parsley, Peppers, Eggplant and more are the first to be seeded; lots more to follow. Local Greens are fresh and delicious, Cilantro, Shiitake Mushrooms, Parsnips will all be making the trip to market. Great prices on our fruit this week. Go Leafs Go!!" Mark

This could be the week to take the long way round instead of enjoying a stroll in the park. Time for the big thaw: mud, glorious mud, and beautiful green to follow!

See you at the market!


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