Farmers’ Market News – Saturday August 2nd, 2014

The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market, In Withrow Park, Riverdale, Toronto, Canada | Saturdays, 9am-1pm, rain or shine!


Saturday, August 2nd, at Withrow Market

Greetings Market Friends,

This August we encourage you to eat locally. From local specialities to fresh produce and wholesome treats, it’s a great time to celebrate and indulge in the incredible quality and variety of food grown and raised right here in Ontario.Support your local farmers and growers, and gratify your palette with fresh Ontario food!

Make a Saturday stop at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market this weekend! We’re in Withrow Park, every Saturday, 9am-1pm, until October 25th, rain or shine!

See you at the Market!

John Zeus, Market Manager | Contact:

View our full list of Farmers & Vendors

This Saturday in Riverdale!

Market Events / Announcements

Brian Hamlin, Bee Keeper

We welcome back natural beekeeper Brian Hamlin. He started his first hives in 1975 and presently keeps small hives in Toronto, Georgina Island, First Nations and on organic farms in the Peterborough area. Brian will have some honey comb to share with you.

Manning Canning

Manning Canning is back this Saturday with their Angry Picked Garlic, and Cherry Almond Jam, and Tilted Cherries (cherries in a brandy syrup).

BUFCO will not be at the market this Saturday. They will be back next Saturday.

Market Music

David Santandrea, playing classic guitar.

Guest Vendor 

Soap du Jour
We welcome back Patty Eager of Soap du Jour this Saturday. She’ll be bringing her handmade, natural soaps and body products. Her soap contains no animal ingredients.

Good For You & The Planet!

From The Farm To Your Table

  • Heritage and farm fresh eggs / Pastured Berkshire pork – Murray’s Farm
  • Naturally-raised, pastured meats, beef, chicken & Berkshire pork – Field Sparrow Farms
  • Quality maple syrup – Danbrie Farms
  • Peppercorn Toscano! Fresco and halloumi – Monforte

Organically Grown & Fresh From The Fields

  • New this season! Red, white, candy-cane and gold beets. Currently being harvested from the fields – Cookstown Greens
  • Basil, beets, chard, lettuce, green onions, scallions, and lots of zucchini. First seasonal harvest of their flageolet green beans! – Fiddlehead Farms
  • Sweet Corn! Cranberry potatoes, local preserves, and more – Haystrom Farm
  • Green red onions, beets, carrots, fresh dug garlic, kale, green beans, parsley, zucchini, leeks, and more – Healthy Choice Farm
  • Fresh peaches, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, plums and black currants! Wild & “tame” blueberries, wild blueberry pies & jam! Possibly figs – Feast of Fields Organic Vineyard


Fresh Local Ingredients, Non-Gmo, Prepared With Love & Care.

Delicious Prepared Foods!

  • Jams & Preserves – Angry Picked Garlic, Cherry Almond Jam, and Tilted Cherries – Manning Canning

  • Featured local curry, paratha breads, timpa wheels, and Bhajiya fries! Local ingredients, prepared fresh, vegan and gluten-free! Take home curry jars (serves three): Chickpea Curry, Lentil Spinach Curry, Mixed Vegetable curry (free tastings available) – Tiffinday

  • Grilled Cheese sandwiches with olive tapenade – Eudora Foods

Freshly Baked Goods – Breakfast & Coffee / Ice Cream & Ice Pops!

  • Freshly baked organic breads, cookies & scones – St. John’s Bakery
  • King Arthur’s Breakfast Brioche – Local Café/”Bus Kitchen”
  • Strawberry Chocolate Date Squares – Earth and City
  • Ice Cream sandwiches, ice pops and take-home tubs. Special sammie flavours! – Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co.

  • Organic Coffee & Iced Maple Coffee – Freshly brewed, locally-roasted, fair-trade coffee from Coffeecology. Bring your own cup, and get $0.25 off. Try our Iced Maple Coffee made with local maple syrup from Danbrie Farms – Market Community Tent
Local Wine Tastings!

Ontario VQA Wine

We welcome Keint-he Winery & Vineyards to our market.
Centrally located in Prince Edward County’s wine region, Keint-he produces domestic wines that exhibit European minerality and acidity. The vines are lovingly raised in the limestone rich soils of their three distinct and unique vineyards. They only focuses on those grape varietals that most effectively showcase the terroir of the region. The result is award winning, terroir-based wines that reflect the character of the region in which they were produced.

Kid’s Crafts & Activities!

For The Kids!

I LOVE the market, how about you? Stop by this Saturday to make a unique bracelet with a special word, a pattern or even your initials!
This Saturday!

Special Guest

AutoShare is Toronto’s first carsharing network. They are dedicated to providing greater personal freedom and mobility to people living in Toronto; and to reducing carbon emissions and pollution through efficiency and choice. Their goal is to have a shared-vehicle within a 5 minute walk of anywhere in the city; at every TTC station; and at the end of your street. They know that car sharing is crucial to the long term health of our urban environment – and economy.
Stop by the tent to learn about AutoShare as well as the amazing promotions they are offering to Withrow Market patrons.

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One Comment on “Farmers’ Market News – Saturday August 2nd, 2014

  1. I was wondering if you have anybody selling heritage croation garlic seed. My grandfather came from Lika Croatia and brouight garlic seed. Now we run out about 5 years ago and are looking to grow some. It was kinda ivory, almost white, with the outer skin having blueish striped pigments and it was hot.
    Thankyou John


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