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.
And begin browsing.
More greens, including kale. I left it there.
Lots of herbs here. And beets, which I also left for someone else.
Feast of Fields Farm contribution: berries, apricots, plums.
Through the park.
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.
Flowers around the oven. Surprised that they haven’t been picked for use in a salad.
Dufferin Grove bread.
Free guitar lessons.
Another popular produce stand.
Shallots and Swiss chard.