Reading: A few of our favourite reads to settle you into the season:
Consumed by Sarah Elton
Earth to Table by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Farm Fresh Fare - an online guide by Green Living
The Ontario Table Cookbook by Lynn Ogryzlo
Writing - Send us your recipes, tips and market favourites for a chance to be published on our website.
Arithmetic - Helping you add up the value of shopping at the farmers' market:
13 Things you Should Know about Farmers' Markets
Farmers' Market Canada - Study on the Economic Impact of Canadian Farmers' Markets
10 Things you can Teach your Kids at a Farmers' Market
It's that time of year to stock the pantry - and fill the fridge! Bring all the goodness of the market home. Bread, eggs, cheese, sausage, chicken, pork, lamb, gorgeous pick of the seasons fruits and vegetables.
This week we welcome two new market vendors:
Albion Hills Farms - A variety of farm produced, smoked and air-dried sausage, pepperetts and kolbassa.
Andrea's Bakery - Local, just down Gerrard Street East. Serving up empanadas, quiche and tarts!
Green Blossoms Juice - You may have noticed juice for sale at the market booth. This is produced fresh the morning of the market by Green Blossoms. It is packed full of nutrients and tastes delicious. Stop by the market booth to check it out or buy some for a quick energy and health boost.
Wheelbarrow Farm and Highmark Farm will have some bushels of tomatoes for sale for those that are gearing up to jar sauce or freeze. Best way to enjoy fresh tomatoes ALL YEAR ROUND!
Lastly, Coffeecology will not be at the market this week. Not to worry, we will have Coffeecology coffee jars for sale at the market booth.
Learn to make some lunch goodies with Kimmy! Bring the kids and cook up some lunch ready goodies.
Green Blossoms offers children's cooking classes throughout the year as well as Meals for Moms a food delivery service for busy families!
Kimberly also writes a blog cook.preach.love
Sarah will be getting crafty with nature again! Last week the kids made creative flags. This week join Sarah in a market scavenger hunt!
Check out the neighbourhood's favourite creative dance class! Fresh air, great music, and cool moves - kids will explore their own moves and learn a few new ones. Run by popular T.O. dance teacher, and author of Learn To Speak Dance (OwlKids), Ann-Marie Williams. Learn more at movementlab.ca
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market Update
We were saddened to hear the news of the fire at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. This has been a favourite destination for our families over the years. St. Jacobs market organizers are asking us to show support by continuing to shop this Thursday and Saturday. The outdoor market will be setup open. If you are interested in setting up a carpool for a saturday market visit - contact us! We will help spread the word.
Updates found on facebook.