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Weekly Market Notes for May 10, 2007

Hello Market Friends:

With the leaves getting bigger by the hour, this will probably be our last week setting up "in-and-out" around the rinkhouse. Here's the news:

From Alvaro of Plan B:

Ill be bringing lots! of salad mix and romaine and spinach this week. Lots of garlic and apples as well as local onions, some Maitake mushrooms, and lots of parsnips and rutabagas. Well also have a good diversity of the Slegers' greens including watercress, basil, cilantro and arugula. We should have lots of our own arugula next week plus a more diverse salad mix in the weeks to come with several new varieties of greens coming on. Things are germinating sweetly I the fields! While this is the last week of green garlic from our greenhouses, well have lots more from the fields in the 2 weeks after. There will be a good diversity of imported fruits and veg to complement the growing local availability.

From Monika of Greenfields:

"We have a wide variety of seedlings including kale, kholrabi, mustard and turnips which are eagerly growing in the fields. Our rosy red rhubard and succulent asparagus will be along in about a week, along with salad mix and other leafy greens to follow. This week our local offering includes: fresh chives and sunchokes from Greenfields, and rutabaga, onions, parsnips and cilantro from nearby. As a special treat, we are bringing a few cases of those sweet strawberries from a few weeks ago!"

Along with potatoes, Ben Sosnicki will be bringing the first delicious load of local asparagus, from their friends down the road, the Welsh Brothers.

From Jonathan Forbes:

"I will be bringing lots of freshly dug lovely wild leeks, plus some wild garlic greens, maple syrup and dried mushrooms"

From Angelos:

"Tomorrow I will be bring in the first of the season lettuce from the farm. Also I will have a large selection of heirloom tomato plants and lots of potted herbs."

Welcome back to Maria of Oh Soy with her tasty treats.

Market friend Steve Leckie organizes Toronto's vegetarian directory (online at, and this week he checked in to see if our information was accurate. I was quite tickled to find that on September 1, 2006, he counted the produce available at Dufferin and came up with 92 varieties! If you have trouble sleeping, why count sheep when you can dream of so many fruits and veggies!

See you at the market!

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market
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