For the basics, see
- Website & Privacy Policies
- How To Get Involved
- The Role of the Park

Search options:

up to a month to index new postings
Farmers' Market
web search

Search Farmers' Market:
local & up to date but simpler
See Search Page

Department Site Map


< November 19-2009 | Notes Library | December 3-2009 >

Weekly Market Notes for November 26, 2009

Hello Market Friends:

Welcome to the "Skate & Shop" season, featuring a uniquely Dufferin combo: enjoy some great market snacks, skate them all off, then load up with groceries to take home or let the market cooks make dinner for you first! Here's our vendor news:

Greenfields report: "It's the end of November and we are still picking more than a dozen different crops fresh from the field. After a rather cool and wet summer November made room for a record harvest. This week alone we were able to harvest 1000 pounds of carrots and hundreds of heads of broccoli to donate to our local Halton Region food banks. A cause that even convinced my two sons to come out to the fields during the weekend!

For this week we have a large assortment that will allow any locavore to prepare a feast:

Featured is our fresh cut Broccoli ($ 2.00) along with our super tasty carrots. Anyone looking for larger quantities of carrots can pre-order them by calling 905-854-5458. A 25# bag is $ 25.00, you can specify to have them not washed and this way they will last even longer. Also fresh out of our fields we will be bringing the last of our Radicchio, Chinese Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage, Bok Choy, bunches of Red Mustard, Purple Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Collard Greens, Rutabagas and Purple Carrots. Also from our farm we will be bringing red and candy stripe Beets, Celeriac, Watermelon Radishes, Jerusalem Artichokes, Red Cabbage and Daikon Radishes. With the weather turning colder and wet this might be the last week that we can access our fields. We encourage everyone to make good use of the local spread before it is too late.

Thanks to all our Dufferin Grove market customers for their support."
Lorenz at Greenfields Farm (Local, Certified Organic and Bullfrog Powered)

Best Baa has something new: cheesecake, featuring their own ricotta and brebis blended with organic cane sugar, eggs, the slice. Very delicious.

Sosnickis news: "We are still harvesting beets! Excellent crop for us this year, putting lots in storage. We'll also hit the greenhouse again this week and bring Dufferin our heirloom tomatoes! The younger Black Krim and Green Zebras have excellent flavour. Some big oxheart varieties to choose from as well. We picked a bin of Spinach too. Along with these farm treats will be lots of our perogies, potatoes, onions, carrots (still with tops, still some in the field too), celery, celeriac & cabbages! AND if we don't get too rained out I will go and pull entire arugula plants for an awesome peppery salad to go along with our tomatoes. Sure nice to have 'warm hands' while harvesting still!" Jessie

Jacinthe's pies will not be at the market on a weekly basis now, but you can still order them ahead, through Blythe (with her preserves) or by contacting Jacinthe directly: 647.208.7468 or

A reminder that Angelos is still in Greece, so no olives, oil or eggs this week.

As well as all their regular goodies, Forbes Wild Foods has gift baskets in many varieties, available to send to friends anywhere. Visit their website for more information: They'll also be at the ‘One Of A Kind Show’ again this year, at Exhibition Place, Toronto, from November 26th – December 6th.

Early-bird notice: our very own Dufferin Grove Craft Fair is also coming up, but not until December 13th.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

hosted by | powered by pmwiki-2.2.83. Content last modified on November 25, 2009, at 10:51 PM EST