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Weekly Market Notes for October 12, 2006

Hello Market Friends:

Hate to keep you in suspense, but at this moment I'm not sure whether this will be our final week setting up the market along the path, or our first on the rink where we move each fall in order to give the park grass a rest and use the overhead lights as evenings come earlier. The skateboard park has almost vanished now, and city staff arrived today to take away excess wood barrels, weary tables and other accumulated evidence of the busy season it has been. The space is nearly ready to be transformed, but at the moment it looks like the rink is ready for opening as the new...wading pool. We'll see what morning brings. Because it has been so wet, if we do stay down on the path I'd like to ask for your co-operation in using the paved paths as much as possible as you go about, to keep the mud to a minimum.

Here's some news from a farmer we haven't seen in town for a while:

Greenfields' Lorenz Eppinger:

"At last our sweet tasting carrots are ready! We'll have lots of bunched carrots tomorrow along with Radicchio, Red Mustard, Dandelion, Chard, Purple and Green Kale, Cabbages, Fennel, Giant Kohlrabi, Radishes, Parsley, Rutabagas, Collards, Celeriac (aka Celery Root), bunched Arugula, Onions (red and yellow),Brussel Sprouts, Pie Pumpkins and a large assortment of Squashes. Also just starting is our stunning Purple Cauliflower and good news for the garlic lovers: earlier on this week we planted our garlic crop for next year and there are a few cases of garlic left, which we will be selling at market tomorrow. There is lots still out in the fields and a few surprises to come yet - our farm crew hasn't been stopped by the rains yet and daily harvests are abundant.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at market tomorrow," Lorenz

From Laura Sabourin of Feast of Fields:

"We will be coming tomorrow with lots of red grape coldpressed grape juice."

From Mary Lou and Ute:

"Because of the holiday on Monday Stonehenge Farms will not have fresh lamb, goat or wild boar this week. We will be bringing fresh cuts of chicken and other frozen products."

Thank you, Mary Lou and Ute.

Lindsay of Firestoker Foods will be taking a break from the market(to work hard on other things!) for the next few weeks.

Deer Valley Farm will have fresh (aged) venison available this week. Prepared culinary delights vary from week to week and can be enjoyed while at the market or are available for take home as well. For more info about the health benefits of venison visit: or to place a custom order:

Lots more, too. Make sure you do the full circuit of the market so you don't miss vendors who aren't set up in their usual spots. No matter where you find them, the food will be great!

See you at the market!


Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market
Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m. year-round

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