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Weekly Market Notes for September 26, 2013

Hello Market Friends:

Happy Organic Week! You can find special events taking place near and far at, and of course you can also celebrate with a tour of our bountiful market, which includes such a stellar group of organic food producers. For our last week with the summer path setup, the tables will be piled high. Here's the vendor news:

An excellent announcement from the Akiwenzies: “Andrew will be down with smoked and (hopefully) fresh fish. We will also be signing people up for Fall shares in our Community Supported Fishery.”

An update from Feast of Fields Farm: “As the cool nights set in and Indian Summer days warm us, our market season is coming to an end for 2013. It has been a very challenging year on the farm but the support and understanding of our market friends have made it a great year. We have 1 or maybe two more weeks before we end our commute and start putting the farm to bed for the winter.

This week we will have the best assortment of apples as late varieties are ripening, lots of pears and dark blue plums, Concord and Niagara grapes..... yup, with SEEDS, fall raspberries and blackberries and the most expensive wild blueberries of the season as there has been FROST up north. We are not even certain we will get WBB this week but we have agreed to pay a very high price so that we can bring them to our customers at least one more time. Thanks!” Laura Sabourin

Sosnickis' contribution: "If you pick up a copy of Edible Toronto this fall you'll read a nice feature on our farm! We're proud to be a part of this awesome publication! Our horse Lady Bug is even the cover girl!

At market this week we'll be bringing: Cauliflower, Apples, Beans, Broccoli, Celery, Celeriac, Leeks, all sorts of colourful Peppers, Onions, Beets, Swiss Chard, Kale, Garlic, Tomatoes, Potatoes and Cabbages! See everyone Thursday :))" Jess & Ben

[Note that Gail Gordon Oliver, editor of Edible Toronto, makes a special drop of magazines for us, so we expect to have souvenir copies for all by later in the market day!]

There was a mixup with getting their special to the market last time, so Beretta Farms is offering a re-run: 5 lb bags of natural chicken legs (with backs attached) for $13.59 a bag.

This will be the last week this year for Evelyn's Crackers at the market. Stock up on granola, crackers, and other goodies.

Knuckle Down Farm news: "Looks to be a perfect day for market. I will be bringing more carrots and squash, including some miniature butternut squash this week. Also: collards, dill and cilantro, spicy salad mix and maybe some spinach too! Happy fall everyone." Jenny

Park Staffer Anna Galati sends this special bulletin:

At Dufferin Grove, Friday Night Supper, Organic Week, and Culture Days will all coalesce for the last Friday Night Supper event of the season. The menu will feature offerings from our very own Organic Farmers' Market, and there will be a special performance from Juniper Productions:

"A Dream Mobile and Shakespeare Performance" highlights scenes and monologues from "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" with interactive audience participation with the troupe and Dream Mobile.

  • Friday September 27, 2013
  • Location: Dufferin Grove Park
  • Suggested Donation $7,
  • Friday Night Supper: 6:00 pm
  • Performance: 7:00 pm

Also for organic week, children's author Abigail Lee will be visiting the market with copies of her book 'Some Bunny Loves You' (and perhaps a lovely bunny).

Next week, we'll have our first on-rink market of the season, and the October food forecast is looking great. Please spread the word about where to find the market, and help us keep it going strong all fall.

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

P.S. We've posted more information about the bee crisis on this website's Food News page.

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