Fresh Farmers’ Market News – Saturday August 16th, 2014

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


Saturday, August 16th, in Withrow Park, Toronto

Greetings Market Friends,This Saturday, we invite you to bring your camera and take photos of Withrow Market vendor displays.Why not nominate them for the 2014 Local Bounty: Vendor Display Contest?

To nominate one of our farmers’ market vendors, please submit the following to:, with the subject line “Vendor Display Contest” – If you’re unsure of the vendor’s name, ask one of our volunteers or email me at:

  • Name of the vendor being nominated
  • A short description of why you’re nominating them
  • A photo of the vendors display
  • The name of the person nominating, or “anonymous” if you prefer
  • All photos and descriptions will be posted in the Facebook album, found here:

See you at the Market!

John Zeus, Market Manager | Contact:

We’re in Withrow Park, every Saturday, 9am-1pm, until October 25th, rain or shine!

View our full list of Farmers & Vendors

This Saturday in Riverdale!

Market & Vendor Announcements

Brian Hamlin, Bee Keeper
First Nations, Rice Lake, and Toronto honey this Saturday! Along with a variety of organic spice infused honeys & uniquely crafted beeswax candles.

Manning Canning
Tilted Cherries make their return! Ontario cherries aged in a brandy simple syrup, perfect over ice cream or in your favourite cocktail!

Danbrie Farms
Mixed 3 lb baskets of potatoes (Norland, Red Chieftain & Kennebec). Cucumbers, pole beans, and tomatillos that are quite large now. Also, a full complement of Maple Jams – blueberry, cherry and raspberry. Pure Local Maple Syrup!

BUFCO & St. John’s
They will be away this Saturday, and back at the market next week.

Market Music (9am-1pm)

We welcome Brian Passmore! Singer, acoustic guitar. About Brian Passmore

Brian also runs a weekly music class for infants and young children every Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in Withrow Park. Check out his Facebook group : Mother Nature’s Song.

Good For You & The Planet!

From The Farm To Your Fork !

  • Heritage & farm fresh eggs / Pastured Berkshire pork / Sweet Corn, Heirloom veggies and tomatoes from the fields – Murray’s Farm
  • Naturally-raised, pastured meats, beef, chicken & Berkshire pork – Field Sparrow Farms

Featured Cheese !

  • Frida! Named after one of the feistier water buffalos in the herd. It’s a cream cheese with chipotle peppers – Monforte

Organically Grown Produce – Freshly Picked !

  • Summer produce! Red, white, candy-cane and gold beets. Roots and greens! Certified organic – Cookstown Greens
  • Tomatoes! Fresh from the farm! Field beefsteak & lots of cherry tomatoes! Sweet Corn! Purple & cranberry potatoes as well as some fingerlings. Local preserves, and more – Haystrom Farm
  • Basil, beans, chard, cilantro, kale, lettuce, onions, scallions, sorrel, tomatoes and zucchini. Leeks, first of their best ever! – Fiddlehead Farms
  • Pristine apples! Clingstone peaches (Garnet Beauty)! Wild blueberries! Apricots, plums (early golden and Chiro), strawberries, red raspberries, and red & black currants, and sugar pears. Highbush blueberries, and some Heirloom tomatoes – Feast of Fields Organic Vineyard
  • Garlic, carrots, beets, red onions, kale, purple beans, salad mix, and more – Healthy Choice Farm

Brewed Organic Coffee !

Freshly brewed, locally-roasted, fair-trade coffee from Coffeecology. Brewed by Withrow Market volunteers to raise funds for market equipment. Bring your own cup, and get $0.25 off. Try our Iced Maple Coffee made with local maple syrup from Danbrie Farms – Served fresh at our Market Community Tent

  • Regular : 2.00
  • Large : 2.50
  • Iced Coffee : 3.00
  • Maple Iced Coffee : 4.00
Fresh Local Ingredients, Non-Gmo, Prepared With Love & Care.

Ice Cream & Ice Pops !

Ice pops, ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream tubs. The special flavour this week is PB&J, peanut butter ice cream with a swirl of Manning Canning’s grape jam, sandwiched between slices of buttery vanilla cake – Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co.

Delicious Prepared Foods !

Earth and City
Black Bean Burgers, Strawberry Chocolate Date Squares, and smoothies

Mixed Vegetable Samosas or Timpa Wheels! Along with their usual offerings, fresh curry, paratha breads, 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)

Freshly Baked Goods

Savoury, sweet, gluten free, and multigrain breads. Loaf cakes, cookies, ever-popular granola, calzones, empanadas, brioche, croissants, pies, tarts, and gluten-free cookies – Local Café/”Bus Kitchen”

Local Wine Tastings!

Ontario VQA Wine

We welcome back Stanners Vineyard, an artisanal, family-owned and operated winery located near the village of Hillier in Prince Edward County. Available for sampling and sale at the market :

  • 2012 Chardonnay
  • 2011 Pinot Noir
  • 2011 Straw House Red (cabernet franc, pinot noir blend)
  • 2012 Cabernet Franc
Face & Body Care

Special Guest Vendor !

Leenie’s will be at Withrow Market this Saturday! Everyone needs a little ‘Joy’ in their life. Come by the market and sample Leenie’s Joy lotion or butter.
Kid’s Activities !

For The Kids !

Kid’s Craft Activity : 9am-12pm
We’re making picture frames this Saturday. Treasure your summer memories with a one of a kind picture frame!Creative Movement : 9am-10am
Kathy Lewis (BFA Dance) is a teacher with the Movement Lab, a dance school for Toronto`s youngest movers and shakers. They love connecting with amazing families to share their unique, creative approach to teaching favourite dance styles – ballet, tap & creative movement. They focus primarily on the littlest dancers in the hood (aged two-ten), but also offer adult tap classes for parents & friends, as well as after-school music theatre programs at nearby public schools. Bring out your young dancer to a fun, free creative movement time at the market this Saturday from 9-10 am!
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