Fresh Farmers’ Market News – Saturday August 23rd, 2014

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


Saturday, August 23rd, in Withrow Park, Toronto

Join us this Saturday in Withrow Park and experience a wide selection of local, fresh organic produce and delicious healthy prepared foods made from local ingredients. We are dedicated to connecting you with the people that grow your food! We bring together the best farmers, growers, foragers and food artisans to provide you with seasonal produce and prepared food that boasts incomparable vitality and flavour. We’re in Withrow Park, every Saturday, 9am-1pm, until October 25th, rain or shine!

John Zeus,  Market Manager | Contact:

View our full list of Farmers & Vendors

This Saturday in Riverdale!

Market & Vendor Announcements


The Backyard Urban Farm Co. is back this week with flowers and cold hardy seedlings like kale, chard, bok choy, lettuce and spinach. They will also have herbs! Four varieties of basil, cilantro, parsley and dill!

Brian Hamlin, Bee Keeper

Brian will be away from the market this Saturday, and back next month.
Next week Brian will guide a Portlands apiary visit of his hives! Meet Brian on Tuesday, August 26th, 6:00pm at 470 Unwin Ave. (The lane to the Portland Energy Centre just off Unwin Ave.) His dark blue truck will be parked there. Leslie Street to Unwin is closed so Cherry Street is the best alternative.

Manning Canning

Christine and her team will be back at the market next Saturday.

Ice Cream & Ice Pops !

Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co.
Refresh your palate! Assorted ice pops, ice cream sandwiches, and pints of ice cream made from real local flavours. This Saturday’s flavours to be announced on Social Media.

Market Music (9am-1pm)

We welcome Leigh Robinson – hammered dulcimer player! Leigh is a Withrow Park Farmer’s Market neighbour, history buff, and a good dulcimer player!

Good For You & The Planet!

Organically Grown Ontario Produce !

  • Tomatoes! Fresh from the farm, field beefsteak & lots of cherry tomatoes! Sweet Corn! Purple & cranberry potatoes as well as some fingerlings. A variety of local preserves, and much more – Haystrom Farm
  • Peaches, pears, apples, raspberries, strawberries, plums, wild blueberries, tame blueberries, and blueberry pies – Feast of Fields Organic Vineyard
  • Fresh greens! Arugula, baby kale, lettuce mix, and sorrel. Basil, beans, chard, cilantro, leeks, zucchini, tomatoes and the first of their potatoes! – Fiddlehead Farms
  • Summer produce! Red, white, candy-cane and gold beets. Roots and greens! Certified organic – Cookstown Greens
  • Carrots, beets, onions, garlic, tomatoes, zuchini, fenugreek, and more – Healthy Choice Farm

From The Farm To Your Fork !

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

Pure Canadian Maple Syrup !

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

Brewed Organic Coffee !

Freshly brewed, locally-roasted, fair-trade coffee from Coffeecology. Brewed by Withrow Market volunteers with love. 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.

Featured Cheese !

Monforte Dairy

Sun dried tomato and garlic sheep cheddar, and goat Gouda!

Delicious Prepared Foods !

Earth and City

Black Bean Burgers, Strawberry Chocolate Date Squares, and smoothies.


Timpa Wheels! Fresh curry, 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 !

Local Café/”Bus Kitchen”

Savoury, sweet, gluten free, and multigrain breads. Loaf cakes, cookies, ever-popular granola, calzones, empanadas, brioche, croissants, pies, tarts, and gluten-free cookies.

St. John’s Bakery

Freshly baked organic breads, cookies & scones.

Local Wine Tastings!

Ontario VQA Wine

We welcome Keint-he Winery & Vineyards! 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.

This Saturday at the market they will have : Chardonnay, Riesling, Rose and 2 Pinot Noirs.

Kid’s Activities !

For The Kids !

Kid’s Craft Activity : 9am-12pm
With a little creativity, a little love and a little magic, you can turn an everyday object like a toilet paper roll into something amazing!
Our Community

In Withrow Park

Celebrate the end of summer with a community picnic at the north end of Withrow Park. Bring your blanket and dinner to the park on Sunday, August 31st at 6pm.

Come early and participate in the all ages drama workshop offered by Shakespeare in the Ruff at 5pm. The workshop is free but registration is required at : young_ruffians@shakespeare

Stay after you have eaten to enjoy the final performance of Cymbeline by Shakespeare in the Ruff at Withrow. Music begins at 7 pm and performance at 7:30. Pay what you can.


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