Fresh From The Market – Saturday, September 13th


Fresh From The Market

Withrow Park Farmers’ Market News

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 Withrow Park, Toronto

The Art Market arrives at the farmers’ market this Saturday. Check out who’s coming : Art Market At The Farmers’ Market In Withrow ParkThank you, to our community in Riverdale, our vendors and volunteers, and all our market supporters, for making this a great season at the market so far!

The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market operates every Saturday, 9am – 1pm, rain or shine until October 25th! We are located in the northeast corner of Withrow Park, 1 block south of Danforth Ave., between Carlaw and Logan.

Join us this Saturday. We have a lot in store for you!

John Zeus,  market manager | Contact:

View our full list of Farmers & Vendors

This Saturday in Riverdale!
Market Announcements

Cookstown Greens

Certified Organic corn, fava beans, tomatoes, and their classic leafy greens!

Manning Canning
Christine is back this week bringing her pickle 3 pack to the market. Get 3 jars of pickles (Manitoba Pickles, Beau’s Honey Beer Pickles and Spicy Garlic Pickles for $18.00). Limited quantities. Plus, Preserved Peaches have returned!
To their customers who regularly buy jars of curry : Tiffinday curry will now be carried at THE MEAT DEPARTMENT at 207 Danforth Avenue.They will still be available at Withrow Market until the season is over, and they encourage customers to start buying curry jars from the store.They are delighted to establish this relationship with a local business with similar values to their own in supporting local products and local jobs.
Haystrom Farm
Roma and San Marzano tomatoes for canning! You can order yours through Brad at the market – $35 for Roma and $40 for San Marzano tomatoes / bushel-box.

Away This Saturday

  • Brian Hamlin, Bee Keeper is away this Saturday and back later in the month.

Market Music (9am-1pm)Julie Snider, Celtic violin!Julie will share the stage with Chloe Matamoros – “I am 17 years old in Gr.12 at the Toronto Waldorf School. Having always loved to sing, I’ve learned guitar to accompany myself in performing songs I love as well as songs I’ve written”.

Guest Vendors

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

Special Guests

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 Camp, and Cruise Holidays, Danforth.

Brewed Organic Coffee

Freshly brewed, locally-roasted, fair-trade coffee from Coffeecology. Brewed by our market volunteers. Bring your own cup, and get $0.25 off. We also sell it in whole bean, for you to enjoy at home.

Ice Pops & Ice Cream Sandwiches

From Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co., assorted ice pops, ice cream sandwiches, and pints of ice cream. This Saturday’s flavours, tba.From The Farm To Your Plate

  • Fresh Heritage & farm fresh eggs, and pastured Berkshire pork from Murray’s Farm.
  • Naturally-raised, pastured meats, beef, chicken & Berkshire pork from Field Sparrow Farms.
  • Pure Canadian, quality Maple Syrup, and maple syrup products and jams from Danbrie Farms.
September 20th Event!

Stone Soup Returns To Withrow!

Saturday September 20

We have teamed up with the Friends Of Withrow Park to host another Stone Soup Campfire! Go to the market to check out the great produce and bring a veggie to the campfire to add to our community soup!
Enjoy a bowl of the soup while listening to the Stone Soup story as told by our resident story teller – Pepper! Save the date!

Good For You & The Planet!
Farmers, Growers & Prepared Food Vendors
Meet your farmers, growers, and the people behind the fresh local prepared food at the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market :  View our full list here

Local & Organic – Grown In Ontario

Farmers and Growers Specializing in Organic Produce

Cookstown Greens – certified organic produce grown in Thornton (Lake Simcoe area)

Feast of Fields – Niagara fruit (organic & biodynamic)

Fiddlehead Farm – produce grown in Prince Edward County

Haystrom Farm – fresh produce & fruit grown in Prince Edward County

Healthy Choice Farm – produce grown on FarmStart’s McVean Farm in Brampton

Murray’s Farm – Heirloom veggies

  • Fresh Wild Blueberries and Wild Blueberry Pies!
  • Peaches (yellow and white), and nectarines
  • Apples and pears
  • Damson plums
  • Blue prune plums and assorted fruit jams
  • Melons, both Musk & Charentais
  • Glorious garlic, organic and locally grown
  • Carrots, beets, and purple beans
  • Celeriac roots, Salad Turnips, and Daikon Radish
  • Mixed zucchini
  • Fresh salad mix
  • Tomato varieties! Heirloom, field beefsteak & lots of cherry varieties!
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Heirloom carrots & other veggies.
  • Delicious sweet corn!
  • Lettuce heads & Napa cabbage
  • Purple & cranberry potatoes.
  • Fingerlings!
  • Lots of fresh greens!
  • Edamame beans!
  • Arugula, Basil, Beans, Chard, Cilantro, Eggplant, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Sorrel, and Zucchini.
  • Cucumbers & pickling cucumbers.
  • Mixed baskets of potatoes.
  • Organic roots and greens!
  • Tomatillos

For Your Home & Garden

The Backyard Urban Farm Co. will have fresh cut flowers, and cold hardy seedlings!

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

Prepared Foods & Local Goodness

Sweet Sammies Ice-Cream Sandwich Co. – handcrafted ice cream sandwiches & ice-pops made with natural ingredients

Manning Canning – preserved seasonal flavours

Earth & City – seasonal smoothies, vegan & raw delights

Monforte Dairy – a plethora of Ontario real cheese

St. John’s Bakery – traditional French-style sourdough breads & other pastries

The Local Cafe – a bus, a kitchen… it’s both. The product: a variety of decadent pastries

Tiffinday Inc. – artisanal vegan Indian fare

Local ingredients, prepared fresh, and many vegan and gluten-free options!

  • Black Bean Burgers.
  • Strawberry Chocolate Date Squares.
  • Wholesome Smoothies.
  • Timpa Wheels!
  • Featured curry, lentil spinach, and curry in take home jars.
  • Bhajiya fries!

Freshly Baked Goods

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

Local Featured Cheese

Bringing water buffalo blue and waxed goat Gouda!

Local Wine Tastings

Ontario VQA Wine

Visit the Rosehall Run Winery table. Try their Canadian Wine Award-Gold Medal,  JCR Pinot Noir & Rosehall Vineyard Chardonnay, as well as market favourites, Just One Rose & The Righteous Dude Reisling. They will share information about Fabulous Fall County Events such as Taste! Community Grown, Crystal Palace, Picton September 27.

Kid’s Crafts & Activities

For The Kids

Kid’s Craft Activity : 9am-12pm

“Bahhh … I love ewe …”, says the fluffy sheep you will be making this Saturday at the market.

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