Bring your bike to market to for a free-tune up by Bike Sauce; generously sponsored by Leane Besky, State Farm Insurance. The ever popular bike blender from Food Share will be on-site. Stop by to learn how to make bike powered smoothies. Looking for a swanky new bike bell? Local Dan Springer, Skullluxe will have his unique painted bike bells. Ward 32 Spokes will be onsite with information on bike routes/lanes and bike safety. Our bike inspired music this week is Brad McGoey with Tune Your Ride, Toronto's only peddle powered concert team! This is generously brought to you by the Beach Hill Neighbourhood Association and is a first for our wonderful park and market! So be sure to come out to celebrate peddle power and local food.
I was lucky enough to visit Ignatius farm in the spring with my good friend Lisa Kates, from Building Roots. Dan and Mike gave us a tour of the grounds where we learned about the history of the farm, some of their organic and sustainable gardening practices and witnessed some planting in action. It’s a magical space filled with history and strong respect and admiration for nature, where one can take a stroll through the farm fields, nature trails or walk the different stations labyrinths (stations of the cross, stations of the cosmos, stations of world religion).
Last week they sold out of their organic strawberries which were devoured in our house...so sweet with a candy apple undertone that the kids just loved! You can expect to see a large variety of produce from Ignatius Farm throughout the summer so stop by and say hi to Dan and Tessa.
Learn more about Ignatuis Farm
Click here to view photos of Ignatius Farm by Lisa Kates, Photographer
Vendors This Week
Fiddle Head Farm
Crown and Anchor
Blackbird Baking Co.
Just Shut Up and Try it Ferments
The Pop Stand
Sharp My Knife
The first Fairmount Market run was a great success! The beginner group will head out again with Sarah King from Upper Beach Health and Wellness at 5:45. Meet in the park near the market if you would like to join. This is a free activity and everyone who signs up gets a $30.00 voucher from Upper Beach Health and Wellness.
Woodbine Bike Lanes
The Woodbine Avenue Bike Lanes were proposed as part of the 10 year Cycling Network Plan. The bike lanes feature a painted buffer and posts where possible with connections to existing bike lanes on Cosburn Avenue and proposed contra-flow bike lanes on Norway Avenue and Corley Avenue.
What does this mean:
Safety and comfort for cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers
On-street parking available 24/7 on one side of street
Vehicle lane reductions in some areas
No significant changes in vehicle travel times anticipated
TTC bus routes and stops maintained
Curbside garbage collection, emergency services and Wheel-Trans pick-up/drop-off maintained
There are two upcoming public drop-in events, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where you can learn more about the project:
June 22 at Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Avenue
June 23 at S. John the Baptist Norway Church, 470 Woodbine Avenue
See www.toronto.ca/woodbinebikelanes for more details.
Next Week at the Market
This is the perfect last-day of school activity at the market! Bring your kids to get their wild on at the Pop-Up Adventure Playground while you shop and relax at the market.
The POP UP Adventure Playground is a 6 hour free event in a park, green space or closed street setting. We bring a truck full of stuff: large format cardboard, duct tape, rope, cable spools, things on wheels, old suitcases, tires, dress-ups, fabric, pots and pans, shovels, street chalk and all sorts of odds ands ends to stimulate the children’s creativity into making their own playground, swings, a cardboard city, obstacle courses and many other things we cannot predict.
Children, ages 3 – 15 will find lots to do. Volunteers, trained in playwork principles, will be present to help but not to direct. It will be a long day of making and doing. Some kids will make a cardboard go-cart; others may want to build a swing; many will be happy dressing up or digging in sandy soil. With enough supplies, your children will keep themselves busy for hours. Parents will be amazed at how patient, inventive and focused their children become when they are in “deep play”.
Generously sponsored by Upper Beach Health and Wellness your community wellness hub!