Here are a few of our favourite tomato recipes:
Heirlooms with Mozzarella and Basil
Heirloom Tomato Pie
Heirloom Burrata and Avocado on Toast
Pulled chicken sandwiches with pickled carrot and honey-Sriracha glaze
Rice Pilaf with red pepper, black beans and onion
Vinegar slaw with scallions and Jalapeno
Toronto Public Library
The Gerrard Ashdale Library will be onsite to do a reading for the kiddos! After the wading pool closes.
Vendors This Week
-Wellness Wagon: awesome meal stix!
-Mnandi Pies: Zimbabwean style homemade savoury pies
-Rowan Oak Catering: Farm to Table savoury meals.
-Cedar Hedge Farm: Flavour bursting sprouts perfect for salads, burgers, risottos and sandwiches. Off the grid grown veggies! New heirloom tomatoes in!
-Fiddlehead Farm: Sustainably produced produce - we love their spicy radishes and sweet beets!
-P&V farms - a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. At this time of year, we love their fresh Ontario peaches and also plums!
-Albion Hills - Cured meats perfect for charcuterie
-Genuine Tea - Berry infused teas. Absolutely amazing!
-Stanners Vineyard - Based in Prince Edward County, dedicated to producing premium Pinot Noir!
-Blackbird Baking Co: Organic sourdough breads and pastries.
-Just Shut Up and Try it Ferments: A wide variety of pickled items, kimchi and kombucha!
-The Pantry Fine Cheese: Featuring award winning local cheeses such as Cross Wind Farms and Gunn’s Hill Farm Artisan Cheese.
-Olive Tree Organics: Beautiful sustainably and organically produced essential oil based body products.
And a crowd favourite!:
-The Pop Stand: Handmade popsicles featuring local, seasonal ingredients
August 24th Pollinator Day at the Market
Bee tour! Join Brian Hamlin and community members for a tour of the Portland’s Bee Apiary - hosted by the Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market. This event is free and will commence at 7pm in front of The Portlands Energy Centre - 470 Unwin Avenue. Advance tickets can be purchase through Eventbrite.
Observation bee hive by Toronto beekeeper Kuldip Jassal! This is obviously a rare and unique opportunity. Come and check this out and asks questions about beekeeping to one of Toronto’s top experts on the topic.
Sustainable T.O! Bee home building They will leading a fun, kid friendly workshop for the duration of the market creating bee homes from planks and twine. We are encouraging market goers to bring sticks and pithy stems about eight inches in length to contribute to building a bee home. Bee homes provide nest sites for bees and their larvae!
Pollinator Walk 6:00 PM lead by Stephen Humphrey, Journalist, Photographer and bee expert will do lead a pollinator walk throughout the neighbourhood. Bring your camera and a ready eye to spot our neighbourhood pollinators. If you would like to feature your garden in the pollinator walk please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie in the Park: Bee Movie 8:30pm co-hosted with Councillor McMahon. Please get in touch with email@example.com if you would like to volunteer to sell popcorn for the movie!
July 27th to August 31st, 2016
For the slightly more experienced or “recreation” runner, runs will be about 4-6km run with longer running intervals than in Running for Beginners I. We will finish at the park with a guided Yoga for Runners routine. NOTE: due the heat this workshop will run at a beginner level! Adjustments will be made as the weather changes.
Held Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm, giving you enough time to shop the market or pick up a post run snack!
Volunteer at the market!
The farmers’ market is looking for energetic volunteers who would like to gain high school volunteer hours by helping out at the market. Peak times to volunteer are from 1pm-3pm and 630-730pm! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being part of the team!