This week marks the start of our full season in which our regular rotation of vendors will begin. We know you have been waiting patiently for that bread, the grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, fresh greens and more!
And as always thanks to the coordination skills of Warner Clarke, Kristin Lindell and Alex Rochon-Terry we will have music - it goes so well with food and friends and this week we welcome:
Alyssa Polan- 3-5pm
Fold -Landon Walton 5-6pm
Tyler Babao 6-7pm
So think about it...YOU are an investor. YOU impact local food growth and YOU should proud! So come on out the market and shop and talk and support all these amazing vendors.
Stay tuned for our "where are they now" feature to learn about what some of our much loved and missed vendors are doing now.
Gardening in the Hood
You can produce worm castings yourself by creating a worm bin. I have one in my home and it works well. First, you take a small plastic bin and drill holes in the sides and the bottom. Second, you fill the bin with damp shredded paper. Third, add in food scraps for your worms; do not include citrus, meat or dairy products. Finally, add in your worms! Make sure to feed them with food scraps every few days and keep their environment nice and damp. Then watch them multiply and produce nutrient rich worm poop that you can extract for use in your garden. You can simply place the castings around your seedlings, or you can inoculate your soil with worm casting tea (worm castings mixed with water).
Worm castings are an easy, environmentally friendly and low maintenance way to keep your plants healthy. Beaches Homegrown will be selling them on our opening day this Wednesday, if you want to try them out and witness their strength in your garden!
Vendors this Week
Drum Roll Please...
P & V/Warner Farms: Paul and Veronica are our favourite fruit people! Brining glorious seasonal fruits from Warner’s Farm in Niagra. Some of our favourites are those Niagra Peaches and Concord Grapes when they are in season.
Albion Hills Farms: Cured sausages of all kinds! The line-ups say it all. The best.
The Pantry: Representing Cross Wind Farm and Gunn Hill Artisan Cheese, Jeremy brings the best of Ontario cheese to the market. He will also have eggs from Murray Thurnenberg.
Rolling Hills Organics: Grass-fed beef and organic salad greens.
Fiddle Head Farm: Sustainably grown produce from Prince Edward County
Cedar Hedge Farm: Sustainably grown produce including his famous fresh cut sprouts from Port Hope Ontario
Ignatius Farm: Certified Organic produce from the Jesuit Centre in Guelph Ontario.
Backyard Urban Farm Co: Serving your backyard gardening needs! Seedlings, seeds, plant food and more.
Stanners Vineyard: Wine from Prince Edward County.
Blackbird Baking Co.: Organic sourdough breads, baking and pizza
Mighty Fine Brine: Fermented Pickles, sauerkraut, mustard and more!
The Pop Stand: Popsicles made with fresh, local, seasonal products!
Genuine Tea: Loose leaf tea to go and iced-teas for enjoying at the market.
Pasta Tucci: Fresh handmade pasta to-go or cooked to enjoy at the market.
Crown and Anchor: Southern BBQ smoked right at the market!
Life in Homemade: Healthy fresh spring rolls, smoothies and gluten free breads.
Olive Tree Organics: Organic skin care products made by hand. Bug spray, salves and more.
Beaches Home Grown: Local edible garden products to get your growing!
Next Week: Manning Canning, Brian Hamlin Honey, Tawse Vineyard, Just Shut Up and Try it Ferments, Mnandi Pies.
Your Market Shopping List
- Spring greens
- Fresh cut sprouts
- Greenhouse produce
- Wild leeks
- Farm fresh eggs
- Grass fed beef
- Spring radishes
- Baby kale
- Local cheese
- Goat yogurt
- Goat cheese
- Goat milk
- Cured sausages
- Sourdough bread
- Fermented pickles and condiments
- Loose leaf teas
Join Dr. Sarah King ND with Upper Beach Health & Wellness at the Fairmount Park Farmer’s Market for a Summer of Running for Beginners! We are happy to offer two 6-week programs for FREE plus a $30.00 consultation credit with UPHW.
Running for Beginners 1: June 15 to July 20th, 2016
Sessions will include a short informational talk and a guided warm-up. Runs will be about 20 minutes of intervals (2-3km) and end with an awesome yoga routine in the park.
Running for Beginners II: 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.
Held Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm, giving you enough time to shop the market or pick up a post run snack!
How to Register:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org include your name, email address, phone # and session.
In person at Upper Beach Health and Wellness (1937 Gerrard St E) or at Fairmount Park Farmer’s Market information tent (1725 Gerrard St E)