Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market

It had been a while since I had been to the Dufferin Grove Farmers’ Market. Time to find my reusable grocery bag, strap on my Birkenstocks, scoop up all my change and head back to the garden.

This market operates on Thursdays all year and has been selling organic produce for 11 years. You can find a mind-boggling selection of fruits and vegetables, bread, fish and cheese, honey and preserves for sale. As well, there is a wood-burning oven that is used before the market by vendors and can be used by anyone else after they’re finished with it. I wonder how many people take advantage?

The vendors I spoke with this time were all friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what they were selling. The market has a great laid back vibe and is a wonderful place to spend some time on a Thursday afternoon. I was very inspired by my purchases, as you will see in the coming weeks.

I arrive.

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers' Market.

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market.

And begin browsing.

Knuckle Down Farm produce.

Knuckle Down Farm produce.

More greens, including kale. I left it there.

Loads of seasonal greens, including kale.

Loads of seasonal greens, including kale.

Lots of herbs here. And beets, which I also left for someone else.

Herbs and beets.

Herbs and beets.

Feast of Fields Farm contribution: berries, apricots, plums.

Blueberries, red currants, blackberries and apricots.

Blueberries, red currants, blackberries and apricots.

Grapes!

Not grapes. Elderberries.

Not grapes. Elderberries.

Peaches!

Peaches.

Peaches.

Through the park.

Tree roots.

Tree roots.

Wood burning oven. Some of the goods for sale at the market are baked in this oven and it can be used for your bread after 3pm on Thursdays.

Wood burning oven.

Wood burning oven.

Flowers around the oven. Surprised that they haven’t been picked for use in a salad.

Nasturtiums.

Nasturtiums.

Dufferin Grove bread.

Dufferin Grove bread.

Dufferin Grove bread.

Free guitar lessons.

Free guitar lessons here.

Free guitar lessons here.

Another popular produce stand.

More produce.

More produce.

My loot: blackberries, garlic, shallots, Swiss chard, feta cheese, pea sprouts, 2 kinds of basil and tomatoes.
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Tomatoes.

Tomatoes.

Tomatoes.

Blackberries.

Blackberries.

Blackberries.

Shallots and Swiss chard.

Shallots and Swiss chard.

Shallots and Swiss chard.

Market URL:
http://dufferinpark.ca/market/wiki/wiki.php?n=Market.FrontPage

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