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Weekly Market Notes for May 26, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

It seems to be greener by the hour this week, and time for some catch-up:

Greenfields reports:"The fields are finally drying up and the warmer temperature is helping all vegetables grow. Everything this week is fresh out of our fields: lots of Asparagus, the first of the bunched Dandelion Greens, bunches of Parsnips, Salsify with edible tops, a good amount of Rhubarb and fresh Mint for tea. Looking forward to seeing everyone again at Dufferin market." Lorenz

Welcome back to Plan B! They're coming in with their own fresh salad mix, spinach, green garlic and spring onions.

The Akiwenzies will not be down this week. The weatherman has been predicting a lot of stormy weather, and they couldn't take the risk of losing their fishing nets to high winds.

This week's specials from Beretta are Sweet Chili Wings - $9.50 / box, and Natural Beef Back Ribs - $15.00 / 3 lb pkg

Also coming:

  • Country Meadows (olives, oil, eggs, cheese, plants)
  • Bees Universe (honey, duck eggs, rabbit)
  • Alli's Bakery (sweet and savoury)
  • Fun Guy Farm (mushrooms)
  • Best Baa (cheeses, yogurt, sheep's milk)
  • Urban Harvest (plants and seeds)
  • Ted Thorpe (veggies)
  • DeFloured (gluten-free baking)
  • Forbes Wild Foods (wild leeks, dried mushrooms and many wild preserves)
  • Fish Shak (roti, sandwiches and drinks)
  • ChocoSol (chocolate, coffee, hemp, agave)
  • Kind Organics (sprouts and greens)
  • Growing Spaces (jams, pickles, chutneys)
  • Ying Ying Soy Foods (tofu, miso)
  • Pine River Organic Farm (asparagus and other fresh veggies)
  • Under Ground Organics (flowers, herbs and veggies),
  • and last but not least, our very own Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups and snacks).

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. Passing along a note from our friend and neighbour Debbie Field of FoodShare:
Dear Friends,
You may have heard that the City is inviting Toronto residents to let them know what we think they should do as they move forward. See the City's Website
For many of us, our Toronto is a food friendly city, a city in which all City parks are places for gardening, cooking, food markets, bake ovens. Grants to student nutrition and community based food projects are essential services and a central part of Our Toronto.
Today we have tweeted: A great Toronto says YES to food in parks, funds student nutrition, community food projects citywide.Shout it out! There are eight community consultation meetings happening in the next few weeks, as well as on line survey to be completed by June 17th.
All the best,

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