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Weekly Market Notes for November 10, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

Happy 9th birthday to us! Just in time for our anniversary, NOW magazine readers have voted us "Best Farmers' Market" in the city for this year. On behalf of our farmers, vendors, staff and loyal customers, I'd like to take a moment to say Ta Da! Woot Woot! Yippee! Thanks, guys!

This has actually been a very challenging year for some of our growers, who faced tough weather conditions at key points in the season, and for our park Recreation staff, who've had far more than their share of morale-draining struggles with the powers that be, but the market has been terrific through thick and thin. I feel so fortunate to work with all the great people who play a part in bringing you wonderful food every week, and I'm very grateful to all of you who make coming to the market a habit. You're the reason we can succeed!

Founding farm Greenfields will be absent this week, but you can enjoy a taste of their carrots in the market birthday cake Jenny Cook is baking for us. We'll be sharing it round for as long as it lasts, so be sure to come for a celebratory taste. (It's THE BEST vegan carrot cake in the land, and you can find the recipe here in our website archives if you want to make your own:

Sosnickis' news: "What a beautiful warm harvest morning over here! Fresh from the fields still are leeks, celeriac and some Chioggia beets with tops & sweet, sweet spinach and you can't forget the Brussel Sprouts!! From storage we'll have buttery fingerlings, Russian blue and red gold potatoes, cooking onions, shallots, kestrel beets, garlic, cabbage and still green peppers! See everyone for another great fall market with great veg!" Jess & Ben

Here's an interesting Slow Food article on Chocosol:

Beretta November Specials: Boneless Chicken Breasts, Salami, Honey Garlic Sausages

"Kind Organics will have the ever-popular "CHICKWEED" this week as our feature wild-crafted herb. We will also have "CORN SHOOTS" as our feature Sprout and a Brand NEW "SEEDLING SALAD" as our salad feature. We will have a NEW Flavour of Kale Chips for you to try and lastly we will have great big bags of washed, and de-stemmed green kale for a great price!!" Sandra & Tamas Dombi

Forbes Wild Foods will be bringing: Heart Nuts, Hazelnuts, Shagbark Hickory Nuts, and Ontario Persimmons. Delicious.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

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