But what really leaves me in awe - every spring - is hearing about the prolific work of farmers in the field during this time of year. I have reverence for their endurance, their ability to be owned by nature and for the smiles on their faces when they show up at market! Every story of hardship and success leaves me in awe. Chris from Cedarhedge tells me the story of sleeping in the greenhouse to keep the fires lit. Awe. Laura from Cubits explains how they grow every single vegetable that their incredible variety of seeds come from; pick those vegetables, ferment and dry those tiny seeds and put them in packs for us to grow more! Awe. Hours of preparation, care, sowing, picking and packing to bring fresh local food to our table. Awe.
One of the best things about our small community market is the opportunity to talk to the farmers and producers. Listen to their stories. Feel that sense of awe and hang onto it for the season while you become part of the cycle that supports the miracle of homegrown food!
Pop-Up Garden Shop
Backyard Urban Farm Co.: Organic seeds, seedlings, fertilizer, urban gardening advice and services and so much more. Stop by to see Marc and Arlene.
Apoidea Blooms: Organic native plants grown from hand-collected seeds to protect and encourage all kinds of pollinators in your garden! Visit Kailey at her booth to learn all about her magic pollinator plants!
Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association Tree Team: Free garden mulch pick-up! Bring your buckets and bags from some free mulch.
Green Science Technologies: Visit Jerry to learn about his Balterra Worm Castings Products and buy some worm casting tea bags!
Beach Hill Veggie Share: Michelle will fill you in about this community initiative that connects neighbours with edible gardens to share bumper crop produce.
Treemobile Toronto: Virgine will be on-hand with her incredible pollinators and fruit bushes!
Quince Flowers: Mobile flower truck a fun addition to this market with local flowers and a flower garland station for the kids!
Cathy's Crawly Composters: Learn all you need to know about vermicomposting and sprouting and get kitted up for the season!
Vendors this Week
Kids in the Kitchen
The Marketeers - Youth Project
Our full rotation of vendors will begin this week. The music stage is opening and we will celebrate with old-fashioned games and even more surprises!