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Weekly Market Notes for September 18, 2008

Hello Market Friends:

I've been checking sunset times in anticipation of our market's annual move to the rink, and we're in that stretch when evening darkness arrives nearly a quarter hour earlier per week. So, we have a few more "summer setup" markets to enjoy, and then we'll head up top where the hockey lights shine bright, probably in 3 weeks.

With cooler and longer nights, it's almost time to say a fond farewell to basil and tomatoes, and move on to fall flavours. Right now, we have the pleasures of both seasons, but I suggest extra bouquets of flowers, lots of pears, and picnic supplies for the last official weekend of summer.

Depending on your mood, Ionel and his brother at the Bees Universe table can provide you with either delicate and delicious light wildflower honey, or richly flavoured "Campfire Dark", ready to ward off any chill.

It's too busy at the farms for much correspondence, but many people have been writing about our farmers and vendors. Laura Sabourin's grapes and Bees Universe honey were featured in the Star, there's some lovely coverage of Evelyne Gharibian and Hearty Catering on the internet, and the excellent new issue of Edible Toronto, arriving specially in time for the market, includes stories about Lorenz Eppinger (one of our market's founding farmers) and Elizabeth Bzikot (Peter's mother and the main cheesemaker at Best Baa/Ewenity Dairy).

We'll have some returning special guests, West End Initiative for Solar Energy (WISE) sharing a spot with Greensavers, and The Inorganic Market, discussing the challenges of electronic waste. There will be lots of info. on the market news board, too, as events are coming up all over town, including The Stop's Good Food for All Festival this Saturday.

Come on over and see what's good to read about, do, and of course EAT.

See you at the market!


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