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Fresh Market News

Saturday June 21, 2014 - Withrow Park Farmers' Market

Here it is folks! Lots of local Ontario goodness in store for you this Saturday and Berry Season has begun! Why not make it an Ontario-Fresh Strawberry Saturday?

Hope to see you all at The Market!

John Zeus
Market Manager
withrowmarket@gmail.com

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.

 
Fresh 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. Try it with your favourite creamer! 

Our Vendors & Farmers

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

What's New?

Brian Hamlin, Beekeeper - He is a treatment-free beekeeper that takes care to place hives near healthy sustainable eco-systems. Items for sale at Withrow Market include Toronto Island honey, Toronto Portlands honey, UofT New College honey, UofT Scarborough honey, Otonabee Valley honey, Rice Lake honey, Rice Lake Basswood honey and Organic Spice honeys, plus his homemade Beeswax candles. He will be at the market this Saturday and won't be back until August 9th. Please ensure you stock up!

Cookstown Greens - Fresh local asparagus - one week left! Last week for dried, smoked tomatoes. Lots of greens from the fields, kale, chard, spinach, arugula, and more.

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. This week they will have some organic strawberries! Absolutely nothing sprayed on these, and you can taste the difference.

Feast of Fields - Will not be at the market this Saturday.

Field Sparrow Farms - Back this week! Are you ready for Ontario's BBQ season?


Haystrom Farm - Fresh local and delicious strawberries! 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, asparagus and more!

Healthy Choice - They will bring wildgreen garlic, green onions, kale, spinach, salad mix, arugula, and 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 will also have some heirloom vegetables, fresh from the fields!

BUFCO, The Backyard Urban Farm Company - This Saturday is the last day they’ll have tomato and pepper seedlings on special at 2 for $5.00. Plus more gorgeous, local, outdoor grown cut flower bouquets. Sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly subscription. Save money and avoid disappointment and have your hand picked bouquet waiting for you to pick up at the market. Regular $20, Large $30. Also their super special raised bed kits and installations are discounted 20%.

The Local Café (The Bus Kitchen) - Croissants and a variety of sweet and savoury baked goods, including tarts, and fantastic bean empanadas! 

This week they are bringing their usual assortment of croissant and brioche pastries, plus cookies, brownies, granola, black bean chipotle empanadas, and galettes. 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! This Saturday, they will have mixed curry along with Timpa wheels, Bhajiyas and Chaat salad.

Sweet Sammies - Ontario berry season means lots of fresh fruit ice pops from Sweet Sammies!  This weekend, they will bring Raspberry lemonade, Strawberries & cream, and a "Spa Day” inspired flavour with cucumbers, mint and citrus.

Also, ice cream tubs 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 - Back this week with all their sauces and marinades as well as grilled cheese sandwiches and mango chutney! 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. This Saturday they will have Kale pesto, Curried onion hummus, Carrot-beet spring rolls, Bean burgers. Macaroons, Cowgirl cookies, Morning glory cookies, seasonal lemonades, kale smoothies, and much more!

Manning Canning - Wonderful preserves! Manning Canning makes a selection of award winning jams, jellies, preserves, pickles and other delectable spreads from locally sourced produce. They will be at Withrow this Saturday with Pickled Ontario Asparagus and Chive flower vinegar.

Monforte - A diverse batch of cheeses and other dairy products. This Saturday they will have lots of Paradiso!
A semi-soft sheep's cheese washed with whey. Buttery with a slight tang. So delicious!

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


VQA Ontario Wine




We welcome to our market, CASA-DEA Estates Winery, from Prince Edward County. They base their wine and services on a simple philosophy - "Good wine, good food, good friends, and a great location!" All of their wines are VQA and 100% County grown on their two estate vineyards.

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.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

"Meet our volunteers" 
photo gallery.


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! We have something for everyone. Learn some great skills and help out your community. A few hours a month, or even just three times over the season will make a big difference in the market’s life, and will enrich yours. Please consider giving us your time. JOIN US!

FOR THE KIDS

This week we will invent bugs, birds, boats, babies and so much more using our own inky fingerprints. 

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.

MARKET MUSIC

Brenden Cavin - Ukulele


Other Performances
The Guerrilla Ruffian Shakespeare Squad will surprise us with special performances at 10:00am and 10:45am.

We need writers & bloggers! 

Withrow Market Blog


COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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