As you stroll through the grass isles at the market this week, make time to pause at each stall, and notice how each farm has offerings that are slightly different from one another.
Earlier in the week Cedar Hegde Farm posted a note to Facebook which read: 'Ok here is the tomato line up for Wednesday at Fairmount Park Farmers' Market: on the far left weighing in at just under 10g is the sweet pea red currant tomato on the far right the orange strawberry tomato at 450g'. These interactions with the farmers that attend our market are so special. We treasure their every effort to communicate with us because we know that most of the time they are consumed with their land.
It is an exquisite privilege to be able to interact, face-to-face, with humans being who are dedicating their lives to feed us. This week we say thank you to all our farmer friends, and invite you and your families to linger longer at the market. There will be Balfolk Dancing, singing, and all sorts of joyous and scrumptious happenings.
Intro to Natural Soda and Kombucha Workshop
Next Week, September 3rd 5:00-7:00
with Alchemy Pickle Co.
Watch Rebekka talk about kombucha and natural sodas on Canada.com. View Video.
Space is limited so register now!
- Come to the market and register at the market booth
-Register online following this link...
-send us an email to reserve a spot firstname.lastname@example.org
The Garlic Girl
Visit farmer Carrie Nicols this week at the market to pick up her fresh and cured garlic.
If you want to stock-up with a large order, email her garlic hotline email@example.com
Garlic Girl is on Facebook.
Vendors This Week
Albion Hills Farm: A wide selection of Cured Meats
Cross Wind Farm: A selection of goat cheese, milk, yogurt, and meats
Fresh City Farm: Salad greens, garlic, edible flowers, and vegetables
Cedar Hedge Farm: Tomatoes, beans, zucchini, cucumber and more!
Wheelbarrow Farm: Fresh salad greens, kale, wide-range of vegetables, pasture-raised heritage pork, eggs
Backyard Urban Farm Co.: Cold hardy seedlings and cut flower bouquets. All organic!
Fisherfolk: Locally sourced, Canadian fish and seafood
Manning Canning: Preserves highlighting local farm produce
Bix Bakery: Dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free sorbets
Grinder on Main: Fair-tree, organic coffee and hand-made iced teas and lemonade
Tiffinday: Vegan south-asian food highlighting ontario farm produce
Grilled Cheese and Waffle Shack: Gourmet grilled cheese and waffles featuring seasonal fare
Green Zebra Kitchen: Organic, gluten-free, vegan meals-to-go, healthy smoothies and treats
Les Saucisses Folles: All-natural quebec style hotdogs!
Dancing in the Fall Season
Emilyn Stam & John David Williams host a Balfolk Dance at the Market!
Some of the bands they have played with...
The Boxcar Boys
Jarron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything
The Lemon Bucket Orchestra
The Shoeless (current)
Sneak Previews here...
Music (Emilyn and John)
Emilyn is deeply involved with the Balfolk dance community; she is bringing some friends to host a Balfolk Dance at the market. This couldn't be a better way to welcome the fall and gear up for September.
Balfolk Dancing has french and east coast origins and included a mix of traditional folk dances including bourées, jigues, gavotte, mazurkas, scottishes ... some partner dances, some group dances ... fun and easy to learn!
Learn more on the Balfolk Toronto website.
DON'T FORGET YOUR MARKET BAGS!