Fresh Market News – Saturday July 5, 2014

 

Fresh Market News

Saturday July 5, 2014 – Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Come to our market this Saturday for a pleasant shopping experience in the park. Come meet the people behind the fresh local food, the fabulous fun and the incredible artistry at the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market.

The above photo was submitted by Laura from Feast of Fields. That’s her family pet, Drake.

View our complete list of primary 2014 Farmers and Vendors on our new Withrow Market Website!

See you on Saturday!

John Zeus
Market Manager
withrowmarket@gmail.com


Fresh Local Food!

Cherries and Strawberries!  Feast of Fields will delight us with big and juicy sweet cherries, and strawberries, raspberries, saskatoon berries and green gooseberries!

Kale Croissants!  The Local Café “Bus Kitchen” will bring lots of croissant pastries to the market this Saturday, along with other delicious baked goods!

Chive Flower Vinegar and Rhubarb Vanilla Jam!  Manning Canning will bring three new seasonal flavours to the market this week: Chive Flower Vinegar, Rhubarb Vanilla Jam and Strawberry Jam!

Garlic Scapes, Kohlrabi and Squash Blossoms!  Fresh from the fields of Cookstown Greens!

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!  Eudora Foods will be serving grilled cheese sandwiches with olive tapenade on bread from St. John’s Bakery.

Farm Fresh Heritage Eggs!  From Murray’s Farm, free-range heritage and rare breed poultry eggs. They are nest run and are different colours and sizes for a visual feast as well as a taste treat.

Classic and Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches!  Sweet Sammies will have classic and gluten free ice cream sandwiches on the menu, along with some refreshing, fruity ice pops like Strawberries & Cream, and Raspberry Lemonade.

Beets and Carrots!  Healthy Choice Farm will have beets, carrots, green onions, green garlic, arugula, garlic scapes, kale, chard, parsley, and more!

Gorgeous Cut Flower Bouquets!  This week at BUFCO: chemical-free, homegrown outdoor blossoms! Ensure availability of these beautiful arrangements by signing up for a weekly or biweekly subscription at info@bufco.ca. Medium bouquets / $20.00. Large bouquets / $30.00. Sustainable, compostable, and gorgeous!

New Potatoes and Beets!  From the fields of Haystrom Farm. They will have new potatoes, various lettuce, snap and shelling peas, beets and Jim’s own preserves!

Sugar Snap Peas!  This week from Fiddlehead Farm. They will also have spring salad mix, and green onions.

Curry: Chickpeas In a Roma Tomato Sauce!  Great vegan Indian food at Tiffinday. Served with brown basmati rice at the market, or in take home jars to enjoy at home. There will be plenty of Bhajiya fries and Timpa wheels as well. They may even have Paratha breads!

Strawberry Chocolate Date Squares!  From Earth and City.

Piacere!  Monforte will bring a wild-rind, soft sheep’s cheese encrusted with rosemary, summer savoury and chili flakes. Its young and spicy!


Organic Coffee & Iced Maple Coffee

Our market volunteers will be serving fresh, bold, organic, locally-roasted, fair-trade coffee from Coffeecology. If you bring your own cup, we will give you $0.25 off.

Try our Iced Maple Coffee! We use local maple syrup from Danbrie Farms.

The proceeds from our coffee sales help support our non-profit market. Thank you for your continued patronage!


Farmers & Vendors

More information and vendor site links on our new Withrow Market Website!

Brian Hamlin, Beekeeper – Brian will be back at Withrow Market on August 9th! A treatment-free beekeeper that takes care to place hives near healthy sustainable eco-systems.
Cookstown Greens – Lots of greens from the fields, kale, chard, spinach, arugula, and more. Cookstown Greens grows the very best vegetables, lettuce and seedlings and has been growing organically since 1988. They are a family run business, and grow certified organic produce.

Danbrie Farms – Quality Maple Syrup products from their farm to your table.

Fiddlehead Farm – Greens such as kale, spring leeks, green onions, chives, fresh oregano, young swiss chard, and some hearty roots. 

Feast of Fields – Demeter Certified Organic Vineyards and Orchard. Produces raspberries, blackberries, pears, blueberries, and other seasonal fruit!

Field Sparrow Farms – Naturally-raised, pastured meats. Henry and Sarah Bakker believe responsible and innovative farming strategies benefit their customers, producers, the community as a whole, and the health of the earth.

Haystrom Farm – Jim’s preserves made with his own farm produce. Try his Maple Rhu-BBQ sauce! Earthy and smokey made with local maple syrup. Also, a variety of fresh produce including garlic scapes, green garlic, mixed greens, beets and more!

Healthy Choice Farm – They are an organic farm in Brampton. They grow wild green garlic, green onions, kale, spinach, salad mix, arugula, local garlic, and much more!

Murray’s Farm – Nutritious heritage eggs from the farm. Murray raises rare heritage breeds of chickens that lay a variety of pastel-coloured eggs. He also has heirloom vegetables, fresh from the fields!

BUFCO, The Backyard Urban Farm Company – Seeds and seedlings, and gorgeous, local, outdoor grown, cut flower bouquets. Vegetable garden landscapers, raised beds installations and kits, and garden planning, planting and maintenance services.

The Local Café (The Bus Kitchen) – Croissants and a variety of sweet and savoury baked goods, including tarts, and fantastic bean empanadas! Enjoy their scones for breakfast, and savoury croissants stuffed with kale and seasoned with lemon, olive oil and creme fraiche for lunch.

Tiffinday – Offering their featured entrées. Vegan and gluten free! Mixed curry along with Timpa wheels, Bhajiyas and Chaat salad, and more!

Sweet Sammies – Ontario berry season means lots of fresh fruit ice pops from Sweet Sammies!
Ice cream tubs will be available for customers who ordered them last Saturday. You can purchase any of their ice cream flavours in tubs for pick up at the market.

Eudora Foods – Organic spices, handmade sauces, and marinades, using organic ingredients as well as local produce when in season.

Earth & City – Delicious, local, and seasonal offerings. New menu items based on Ontario’s growing season. Earth and City is an exciting and innovative food company located in Toronto. Their menu is all vegan and mainly raw, organic and gluten-free, and is inspired by what’s in season.

Manning Canning – Manning Canning makes a selection of award winning jams, jellies, preserves, pickles and other delectable spreads from locally sourced produce. They also teach the craft of preserving in a variety of in class settings. They will be at Withrow Market this Saturday!

Monforte – A diverse batch of cheeses and other dairy products. What trumps the sheer sensual deliciousness of a well-crafted cheese?

St. John’s Bakery – Freshly baked organic sourdough breads, scones, and cookies!


VQA Ontario Wine

We welcome Broken Stone Winery, from Prince Edward County. Come and enjoy a sample of their favourite wine and fall under the County’s spell.

 

 

WITHROW MARKET

Every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm until October 25th, rain or shine!The market is in the north-east end of Withrow Park, one block south of Danforth, between Logan and Carlaw.

“Meet our volunteers”

          photo gallery.

FOR THE KIDS

This week, both parents and kids are invited to join the Vendor Scavenger Hunt to learn about healthy food, and meet all of our fantastic vendors!

SPECIAL GUESTS

Bullfrog Power

Canada’s 100% green energy provider will be at the market this Saturday to spread the word about renewable energy in Canada! Be sure to stop by to find out how you can green your home’s energy in a simple, affordable way.

Friends on the Danforth – Connecting local businesses with local community. Meet your neighborhood businesses that give our community a one-of-a-kind personality. Come out and network, build relationships and help create a local cohesiveness. This Saturday they’re featuring Buns of Steel Boot CampRayne Spa and Cruise Holidays, Danforth.

MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Julie & Tim

“We both feel very strongly about food security as well as supporting local farmers and independent food vendors.”


Our Farmers’ Market is mostly run by volunteers. We love meeting new friends and have a number of exciting opportunities for you to help us out! Please consider giving us your time. JOIN US!

MARKET MUSIC

Introducing David Santandrea, classic guitar.


We need writers & bloggers!

Withrow Market Blog


Withrow Market’s Canadian Tire Money Drive!

Please save your Canadian Tire money. We are collecting Canadian Tire money which will be used to purchase a cooler for our market. Our volunteers will be accepting donations every Saturday.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

July 08:The Riverdale Community Arts and Letters Club will welcome Michele Genest, on Tuesday, July 8 at 6 pm at the Riverdale Branch, Toronto Public Library.  Michele is a food writer from the Yukon and will be talking about her new book on Northern cuisine, The Boreal Feast.  The event is free and open to all.

July 14: Urban Beekeeping Bicycle Tour | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | FREE
Begins: Koffler Gallery, 180 Shaw St.
Ends: Portlands Energy Centre, 470 Unwin Ave.
RSVP: kofflergallery@kofflerarts.org | 647.925.0643 x221

From rooftops to waterfronts, Toronto’s downtown beehives produce delicious honey and link a community of apiarists dedicated to protecting bee colonies and their many outputs – environmental as well as artistic. The tour begins with Penelope Stewart’s beeswax installation Vanitas at the Koffler Gallery, and travels east by bicycle to the Portlands Energy Centre beehives for a demonstration by beekeeper Brian Hamlin and a sampling of local honeys by sunset.

Rain date: Monday, July 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

 

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