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Weekly Market Notes for October 27, 2011

Hello Market Friends:

Comfort food season has arrived. Time to simmer soups and stews, roast squash and beets, bake pumpkin pie.... We've got a great selection to suit fall appetites, with plenty of gorgeous greens and crisp fresh salad goodies to round out the flavours. Here's the vendor news:

"The intrepid Greenfields field team has been digging root crops through rain, hail and storms. At last, the walk-in coolers are stocked with red and golden beets, sunchokes, celeriac, rutabagas, onions, garlic and carrots. This week, after a few early morning frosts, the kale will taste a lot sweeter. We will have a good amount of black, purple and green kale at market. Still some parsley, celery hearts and lots and lots of leeks, not to mention an endless supply of pie pumpkins, Acorn and Delicata squash." Lorenz and Adrian Eppinger

Sosnickis' market news: "Still peppers! Fresh sweet Spinach, oodles of Leeks, Potatoes, Onions, Celeriac & Beets! Brussel Sprouts are getting sweeter as the weather cools and sizing up nicely! We are gearing up to hit the kitchen to manufacture the sauerkraut. If you want to make some at home, we can supply the cabbage! Lots of cabbages, both red and green too!" Jess & Ben

Helga called to say that Pine River Organic Farm will have carrots, bok choy, eggplants, onions, and three kinds of radishes: French breakfast, watermelon and black.

From the Akiwenzies: "We will be down. Yes, the winds have been horrible but we are going to bring some smoked and frozen fish. Hoping to return to the water sometime this week but it doesn’t look too promising. Maybe next week will be more favourable."

"Urban Harvest will be at the market will seeds and herbs and spices. Try some lovely caffeine free, high in anti-oxident Rooibos tea for a cool wet fall soother. We will also have sprouting seeds to start your indoor food production. Earthly Paradise will have lots of soothing and hydrating moisturizers for all kinds of skin types. Salves to soothe your sore skin. Oils, soaps and our spectacular Kiss of the Goddess serum. Shopping at the market is one of the most direct ways that you can do your part for a better world. As always many thanks to our amazing co-producers. See you there", Colette

The Organic Supper Club will be absent this week, and Tim Clement is done for the season (miss those crepes already).

Some of you may remember the long-gone glory days of CKLN, when my clock radio used to launch the day with a wildly eclectic mix, like dub poet Clifton Joseph chanting "Standing in the rAIN in vAIN, LorrAINE, hoping to see you aGAIN". Those early morning sound bites are etched in my brain, so I'm shouting this one out to you. Don't leave us standing in the rain in vain (even if you're not Lorraine), you gotta eat, and so do our farmers and vendors. What's a few clouds? Grab your boots and come on over, we'll be waiting for you.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

Extra News:

From the park pickle preservers: "We had such an enthusiastic response to our last canning workshop, that we've decided to add a Second Canning Workshop on Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 4 pm. We will be preserving more Elderberry Syrup and either Beet Pickles or Pepper Jelly. RSVP to if you plan to attend." Leslie, Anna and Rachel

Peek into the rinkhouse to see the exciting preparations for Night of Dread, beginning around 4 pm in the park this Saturday and taking over the neighbourhood!

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