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Weekly Market Notes for November 1, 2007

Hello Market Friends:

You'd be hard pressed to count all the foods we have to choose from this week, including some far from the usual:

"On Thursday we will have some fresh Paw Paw, North American Persimmons and chestnuts. We will also have lots of #3 maple syrup and a few bags of dried morels along with the rest of our wild foods."

That's the news from Forbes Wild Foods; for the story of a recent visit with Jonathan, please go to

From Alvaro of Plan B:

"We 'll be bringing in some of the last of this season's heritage tomatoes from Hope along with lots of our own salad mix, arugula, pac choy, bok choy, mizuna, beets, carrots, pie pumpkins and garlic. We will have lots of fresh pressed apple cider as well."

From the Sosnickis:

"For Nov.1st harvest Ben will be bringing carrots, beets, red onions, yellow onions, cooking onions, lots of spinach, potatoes, STILL some peppers from storage, chard, parsley, broccoli, cabbage & red delicious apples!" Jess

From the Akiwenzies:

"We waited hoping the weather would stop or more like the wind would stop. It hasn't. Sooo, unfortunately we won't make it down like we had hoped."

Colette Murphy of Urban Harvest wants to let everybody who has been asking--and even those who haven't-- know that she has lots of favourites back, such as lavender oil, rose hip seed oil, and more. (It's a good time to get ready for indoor heating season with some of her beautiful skin cream, too.)

From Deer Valley Farm:

"Deer Valley Farm will have a great selection of fresh venison this week including: tenderloin, striploin, top sirloin, eye of round, steaks, sirloin tip roasts & extra lean ground. Frozen breakfast sausages are also delicious for lunch or even dinner...these can be purchased individually (any amount desired) or by the box for your freezer to save $$ (please to avoid disappointment for a 5 lb. box). Bones are great for your stock pot and for making soup on these cooler days. Jars of venison chili are available to warm-up at home and there is always something hot available for hungry shoppers to eat while at the market." Irene


The market has received an invitation to provide feedback on acceptable standards for "withdrawal times for antibiotic use in dairy animals in Canada" (i.e. how long after antibiotic treatment for an illness the milk of a dairy animal must remain out of the organic stream), and to pass along the opportunity to those who might like to be included in this consultation.

To learn more, including how to send in your comments, please go to

When you've finished all this reading, pack your bags (the shopping ones that is) and come join the happy eaters at the market!


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