During one of our regular trips to a sister market in the east end, we were able to take the time to chat with growers and producers. Something that doesn't always happen when we are running our market! How fortunate we are to be able to have conversations with the people who grow the food we eat. Those conversations help us to appreciate the process it takes to put that food on our table, the joy and hardship that comes from growing/producing it, and the benefit it brings to the folks in the field. How wonderful to leave those conversations feeling like you are part of something so intimate yet so important; to be part of a local food economy.
If you get a chance this week, take a minute to shake the hand that feeds you. Have a chat, find something unique to take home and share over dinner, and tell the story of its journey to your table.
Our vendor list, below, highlights some of the wonderful finds at the market this week. Enjoy!
"Shake the Hand that Feeds You" is a quote from Michael Pollan, The Omnivores Dilemma.
This Week's Vendors
A little reminder that some of our vendors, Abokichi, Manning Canning, Hamlin Honey attend bi-weekly, and some farms won't be joining us to July. Our weekly newsletter aims to inform you of who's coming, what's happening and most importantly what's in season!
** Cross Wind will not be at this weeks market. They will be back next week.
P & V/Warner Farm for the 'Little India Rules' and 'Sometimes I wished I lived in Italy' sandwiches. Fresh strawberries from our market farms will soon be topping her waffles.
More information on Taste Buddies can be found here.
Beyond the Beat: Celebrating Young Musicians
Beach Studio Tour: mARkeT
Learn more about these artists by clicking the images below.
Preserving in the Park Series
Our market will be offering a series of preserving classes with Manning Canning beginning in July right at the market! More details and online registration coming soon... but for now save these dates:
June 25th: FARM "FOLK" PICNIC FESTIVAL
Join us for a celebration of local farm fresh food, music and al fresco dining on June 25th.
Our picnic area and music stage will open at 5:00 pm and run until 9:00 pm. Tons of fresh food, al fresco dining under the stars, local vineyards, and so much more!
Stay tuned for more details but for now start planning...
-Gather a group to dine with. Picnic blankets or tables will be available for reservation (seat 10)
-Gather up your best picnic "kit" with blankets, baskets, linens and dishes.
-Start planning your market-inspired dinner and get ready for a fun night with your market neighbours!
Market will run as usual. The Farm "Folk" Picnic Festival will take place just north of the market.