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Weekly Market Notes for September 20, 2012

Hello Market Friends:

It got a lot easier to believe that summer won't last forever this week, but we're going to wish it a fond farewell with some SQUARE DANCING at the market this time! Come and unleash your inner square dancer--yes, we're talking to you! Weather permitting, dancing will be taking place from approximately 5:00 to 6:00, on the grassy square between the basketball court and the gardens. Caller Hannah Naiman will tell us how it's done, accompanied by musicians Georgina Blanchard and Heather Coiner. Free of charge, though donations to the musicians are, of course, welcome.

All of us who have been around the market for a while really miss the Akiwenzies and their superb fish. While I wish I could say they're coming back on a regular basis, that's not the case, but Andrew will be coming to market this time with both smoked and frozen fish. Time to stock up your freezer!! The fish is frozen super-fresh and will be top quality when you thaw it--an easy and quick process, meaning you can have delicious fish whenever the time is right. BUY LOTS.

This is Denzil of Exact Edge's last week sharpening for the season. I brought a batch of my kitchen knives over last time and cooking has been a whole lot more fun since!

Helga from Pine River Organic Farm called to say she's loading up her little car with carrots, spinach, beets, and other good things.

Sosnickis' contribution: "Pepper city! Lots and lots of red sweet peppers, green beans, eggplant, heirlooms, still sun sugar cherry tomatoes, spuds, absolutely gorgeous Kale! A new patch so both curly and black/Dino. Still some sweet corn! Get it before it's gone! Onions and garlic too! More little hot peppers as garnish ;)" Jess and Ben

Delicious grapes and wild blueberries, going fast! Feast of Fields will be coming one last time.

So the weekend looks a little soggy. What better to do than to cook big batches of your favourite foods from the abundant harvests coming in? Ratatouille, sugo, roasted veggies, soups and stews...yum.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. Reminders of upcoming events:

WoolerDale Organic Farm Open House, Sunday September 30th, 11am-4pm, east of Brighton, north of the 401 (drop by Woolerdale's table for more details)

LifeStock, also on September 30th, in support of farmer Montana Jones, at Wholearth Farmstudio, north of Cobourg:

and even sooner and closer:

Silent Spring, Silent Fall, Monday, September 24th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College (15 Devonshire Pl.)

Admission: FREE. Seating is limited.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking book, Silent Spring. For those of you who aren't familiar, this book, documenting the toxic effects of pesticides, is often credited with inspiring the environmental movement as we know it today.

On September 24th, at an event hosted by Canadian Organic Growers and the Canada Organic Trade Association, join Dr. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence and, Dr. Patricia DeMarco, director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University, for an informed discussion on Rachel Carson's legacy and how to change the toxic world we live in.

This event is an initiative of Organic Week.

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