Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday July 30, 2016
Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30
Left: Village Market biodynamic farmer Mike Lanigan will be hosting his annual farm tour on Sunday Ju 31st at 2:30. See Events page for full details on Mike's farm tour and the associated "Feast of the Ages". Right: Shawn and Philip from Earth Haven Biodynamic Farm early on thely morning of the July 25th Village Market.
Farmers and Growers:
FARMER: Kind Organics is a local grower of many kinds of organic sprouts, located in the Holland Marsh. They will be continuing at the Village Market every week throughout the summer (July and August).
FARMER: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown biodynamic vegetables, as well as biodynamic beef from his own certified biodynamic herd. Mike will also have some imported fruit and produce to complete the selection during those times of year when a complete range of organic or biodynamic produce is not available from local sources.
FARMER: Jim and Maureen Giffen, from Minesing (north of Barrie), are at the Market regularly. Jim and Maureen have a mixed farm with animals and greenhouse baby greens all winter long. Plus root vegetables. Jim and Maureen are certified organic.
FARMER: Country Meadows Farm: Angelo and Linda sell organic olives and olive oil from Angelo's family farm in Greece, as well as dried mountain oregano. Angelo and Linda also raise fresh organic heritage vegetables and goats and turkeys at their local family farm near Queensville, Ontario. Country Meadows is usually at the Market every week.
FARMER: Peter Seenath, from Brampton, is at the Market regularly with certified organic vegetables from his garden. Peter is usually at the Market every week.
FARMER: Earth Haven Farm biodynamic farmers from Tweed Ontario, grow vegetables, mushroooms and beef.
FARMER: Secret Lands Farm sells Russian-style sheep milk cheese, kefir and yogurts made from the milk from their own sheep. Secret Lands farms near Proton Station.
FARMER: Bio-Visions Farm (Henk and Jin Verhoeven from Grand Valley) is usually at the Market every Saturday with local meats, vegetables and eggs from their farm near Grand Valley Ontario.
FARMER: Gaille Lieberthal, from Guelph is usually at the Market offering an array of certified organic meats, (lamb, beef, chicken). dairy products, organic, raw milk cheeses, organic grains, coffee, baking, deli meats, maple syrup and more this week. A lot of what Gaille sells is not from her own farm and is certified organic. However the maple syrup, which is from her farm is not certified organic. Gaille also sells smoked local freshwater fish fillets from Ontario. This fish is recognized as sustainable by Ocean Wise. Orders taken at the market and at: 905.854.2697
Baking and Prepared Foods:
CAFE: Mayda Baghboudrian usually has a range of mostly raw vegetarian entrees, salads and take-home items like hummus as well as raw cakes and other treats.
BAKER, CAFE: Molly B's Gluten-Free Kitchen, at the market every week. ALL Molly B's products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and all are NON-GMO (registered in the Non-GMO verification program), using many certified organic ingredients. Baked products include: pizzas, breads, buns, muffins, tarts, bites, cookies and more (all are nut-free, most are dairy-free, some vegan and sugar-free items available). Come by for a delicious gluten-free breakfast (breakfast pizzas, omelettes and more).
BAKER Vitold Kreutzer is at the market with breads, cookies and brownies, mostly made with organic ingredients. Vitold is rarely absent, even though he has a long drive to get here from the Owen Sound area.
MAKER: Noor Razvi makes mango smoothies and other drinks. Schedule: July 30.
Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:
RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman sells dried fruits and nuts from South Africa. Not certified organic. Mervyn is usually at the Market every Saturday.
RESELLER: Honeycombe Botanicals is usually at the Market most weeks, selling with beeswax products from skin creams to pollen to candles..
RESELLER: Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil is usually at the Market every week. Armin now also sells homemade sauerkraut.
RESELLER: Lago of All sells African-style cotton clothes and fabric most Saturdays at the Market.
RESELLER: Chaim Gilad will be at the Market this week with special coffee and other products containing beneficial mushroom extracts. Note: Most of Chaim's coffee is not organic, although there is one kind which is certified organic. The mushrooms used in some or all of the coffee are certified organic. When in doubt, ask Chaim.
MAKER, THERAPIST: Birgitta Adrian-Morley is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has recently introduced a new line of handmade soaps, lotions and skin care products. Schedule: July 30
RESELLER: Paul Ciaravella is usually at the Market every week with food supplement products and health books.
THERAPIST: Marie Herrell is a practicing Osteopath who offers mini-treatments at the Market. Schedule: July 30
RESELLER : Rose Verjee is usually at the Market every Saturday and is a distributor of Ayurvedic and Moringa products. All the products are manufactured or packaged in Canada and are Health Canada approved. Rose also has an online store called Esme and Sita (pronounced Ezmay and Seeta). www.esmeandsita.com
RESELLER: Dael Wison was at the July 23 Market with local organic strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries, apples and juice. Schedule: July 30th, August 6th, 13th.
The following vendors will be away:
FARMER: Antonio Valente is an urban gardener growing organic flowers in Thornhill. Schedule: TBA
RESELLER: Steepers Coffees & Teas -- Lanny and Marilyn Kartash (former of the York Farmers Market) are bringing their vast selection of fair trade and organic coffees and teas to the Village Market. Schedule: Aug 6, 23, and every two weeks after that.
FARMER: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope aims to be here every other week now. Now also offering Iranian vegetables and smoothies made on the spot from organic ingredients. Schedule: Aug. 6
BAKER: Tan's Artisan Bakery is usually at the Market every week with their own original breads and treats. Tan's will be away on holidays for a couple of weeks, returning August 13th.
MAKER: Oli Ullmann makes body ecology diet fermented foods. Schedule: Aug 13th
MAKER: Alice Fava makes kimchi and sauerkraut, as well as other treats and ready to eat dishes. Alice is usually at the Market every week, but she'll be away on holidays for thtree weeks, returning August 20th.
FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda will be back next Spring with more heritage organic plants for your garden.
MAKER: Akemi of Akemi Designs handmakes gemstone fashion jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves.
THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: Aug 6
NEW FARMER: John Morgado: sells hot and super-hot pepper plants for your garden. Schedule: TBA
FARMER: Elizabeth Foers is usually at the Market every week with certified organic sprouts and wheat grass. But she's away for the summer and plans to return in September 2016.
MAKER: Crystal Ting makes fermented foods. Crystal is away for at least the summer, maybe longer.
MAKER: Lili Golbous makes purses, broaches and other textile items.and other textile items. Schedule: Sept 2016.
MAKER Mrs. Abbas sells lemon preserves, and her new cookbook. She hopes to come more often over the summer.
FARMER: Urban Harvest: will be back next spring (2017) with their ever popular local organic garden plants.
CAFE, BAKER: ARWK (Steve and Cecille), who sell fresh baking and ready to eat roti and other Carribean-style delicacies, will be at the market every other week now. Schedule: may be back in October 2016
FARMER: Art and Sue Reimer sells wine made from their own organic grapes. Schedule: TBA
MAKER Anna Bushmina makes organic banana chips, uncrushable for school lunches. Schedule: TBA
RESELLER: Christine Waddington sells Guatemalan bracelets, purses and other decorative textiles and artifacts. She will likely return in the spring of 2016.
RESELLER: Nyree Gracie sells Pelandria products. She hopes to return in 2016.
Shirley Cavanaugh sells home vacuum food preservation technology, low water cooking pots and therapeutic light systems registered with Health Canada. Many years ago Shirley used to sell organic fertilizer for your garden, and now she's back again, many years later, with some interesting new stuff. Schedule: TBA.
this page updated July 29, 2016
Story Time Every Sat. 10:30 am
STORY TIME WITH JENNIFER SPARKS FOR CHILDREN 2 TO 6, July 30 -- "The Billy Goat in the Garden". Jennifer Sparks is a graduate of the Birth to Three Program at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto. Location: Cedar Kindergarten in the Toronto Waldorf School. Time: 10:30 am. Duration: 15 minutes. See schedule of upcoming storytime stories here.
Farmer Mike Lanigan expects to be bringing the first of his field cucumbers to the Market July 16th.
First local organic tomatoes of the season from Country Meadows farm.
Biodynamic Kale, from Earth Haven Biodynamic Farm, July 2016.
Mike Lanigan's local biodynamic lettuce July '16.
About the Village Market
The Village Market is a social enterprise connecting organic and biodynamic farmers with consumers in York Region, and helping fund Waldorf education.
With more than 20 vendors including ten organic farmers,The Village Market offers an unusually wide selection of organic foods, from fresh greens to root vegetables, apples, fruits, milk, yogurt, beef, and chicken. We also feature a food-court style cafe with offerings from a number of different vendors of ready to eat food. While we strive to have only organic or biodynamic farmers, they may not all be certified all the time. Feel free to ask them about that. And while we ask prepared food vendors to use organic ingredients where possible, there may be some ingredients which are not organic. Once again, it's good to ask the vendors to be perfectly clear.
The Market is open Saturdays ONLY from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, all year round except that we're closed after Christmas for one Saturday only.
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|Above: Antonio Valente, local Thornhill flower grower, first time at the Village Market this year, July 2nd, 2016.||Vendor Paul Ciaravella is a man with a message. His new book, titled "I'm Certified Organic. Are You?" debuted at the Village Market May 14th.|
|Above: Story time last month in the Cedar Kindergarten at the Toronto Waldorf School. Bring your children for Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 am. See Story Time listings on the Market events page.||For a lot of people, eating organic is about giving their child a good start in life.|
|Above: Local biodynamic lettuce -- both green and red -- from Village Market farmer Mike Lanigan, June 2016||Local organic farmer Peter Seenath with garlic scapes, June 2016.|
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Getting here by Transit
Getting to the Village Market by public transit from Toronto: Take the TTC Subway to Finch station. Then take the #88 (Bathurst) bus from Finch Station. Check the bus schedule at the York Region Transit (YRT) website. Get off at Teefy, cross Bathurst, and walk down from the Toronto Waldorf School's parking lot, down the footpath or down the drive to the school. The market is in the lower level of the school.
|Above: New pepper plant grower John Morgado (right) has been at the Village Market a few times this summer. Photo from June 18th.|