Open Saturdays only, 8:00 - 1:30
Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday Oct. 28th, 2017
Open the whole year round!
Above: Acorn squash fruit and flower, ripening on the vine at local biodynamic farmer Mike Lanigan's Farmhouse Garden Organics near Uxbridge, Aug. 2017. Now, in October, these squashes are ripe and at the Village Market.
Certified Organic or Biodynamic Farmers and Growers:
FARMER: Jim Giffen, from Minesing (north of Barrie), is at the Market regularly. Jim has a mixed farm with animals and greenhouse baby greens all winter long. Plus root vegetables. Jim's farm is certified organic, both for vegetables and for meat.
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: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown biodynamic vegetables. The Village Market has asked Mike to also sell some imported organic fruit and produce to complete the selection during those times of year when a complete range of organic or biodynamic produce is not available locally.
FARMER: Peter Seenath, from Brampton, is at the Market regularly with certified organic vegetables from his garden. Peter is at the Market every week.
FARMER: Earth Haven Biodynamic Farm from Tweed Ontario, raise vegetables, mushroooms and beef and publish a celestial planting calendar for gardeners and farmers. They've also recently started an educational centre.
Not-Certified Farmers and Growers:
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. Henk's farm is certified organic for hay and pasture, but not for meat.
FARMER: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope. When Mohammed can't be here in person, Lili Golbous looks after his table.
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. 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:
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. While Vitold's bread has been at the Market every other week over the summer, Chaim or Vitold will be bringing it down every week now. That's how it had been until Vitold tripped and fell and broke a bone in his foot. Now (Oct. 12th) his doctor is saying he needs to rest for two weeks, and so he won't be able to start sending his bread and other baking down to the Village Market until Saturday Oct. 28th. After that, we should be back to having it here every week, brought either by Chaim or Vitold.
BAKER: Tan's Artisan Bakery is usually at the Market every week with their own original breads and treats.
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)
Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists
RESELLER: Osoleo (a.k.a. Dael Wilson) sources and sells local organic strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries, apples and juice. Wild blueberries season ended October 7th. Local certified biodynamic apples from Appletop farm are in season now and Dael now often has fresh pressed apple juice. There were still some transitonal organic strawberries and raspberries from Raymon't Berries as late as Oct. 14th. Apparently they grow them in plastic tunnels.
RESELLER: Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil, Styrian Gold Natural Pumpkin Seeds, Cacao and Chocolate covered Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder and other related Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed products. Locally, grown, Ontario Hemp Seed Oil, Hemp Seeds and Hemp Protein Powder, Armin’s Homemade Sauerkraut when in season, Premium grade, Organic “Naked Coconut Oil” Original Himalayan Mountain Salt .
RESELLER: Chaim Gilad will be at the Market just about every 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.
RESELLER: Paul Ciaravella is usually at the Market every week with food supplement products and health books.
MAKER, RESELLER: Michelle Messina makes Kango naturals handmade soap and scrubs. She also distributes Libre tea glasses.
RESELLER: Lago of All sells African-style cotton clothes and fabric every Saturdays at the Market. Usually here every Saturday.
RESELLER : Wholesome Generation (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. www.esmeandsita.com
RESELLER: Honeycombe Botanicals is usually at the Market most weeks, selling beeswax products, from skin creams to pollen to candles. .
RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman sells dried fruits and nuts from South Africa. Not certified organic. Mervyn is usually at the Market every Saturday.
MAKER: Lili Golbous who makes textile crafts of various kinds, and now also leather items such as purses, plans to be at the Market every week now..
NEW MAKER: Vaughan Writers' Club will be at the Market every other week promoting books written by their members. Schedule: Oct 28.
The following vendors will be away:
MAKER: Oli Ullmann makes body ecology diet fermented foods. Oli will be away on holidays in September. Schedule: Nov 4th
THERAPIST: Jeanne Inamco is now doing chair massage at the Village Market in the community room every other Saturday. Schedule: Nov 4th
THERAPIST: Marie Herrell is a practicing Osteopath who offers mini-treatments at the Market. Her specialty is treating allergies. Schedule: Nov 4th
MAKER, THERAPIST: Birgitta Adrian-Morley is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has recently introduced a new line of handmade cosmetics. Schedule: Nov 11th
FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda and Angelo have had two extra tables with heritage and organic plants all through May. Look for her to come again with her local heritage and organic garden plants in May of 2018.
MAKER: Akemi of Akemi Designs handmakes gemstone fashion jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves.
FARMER: Secret Lands Farm sells Russian-style sheep milk cheese, kefir and yogurts made from the milk of their own sheep. Secret Lands farms near Proton Station, and is working towards organic certification.
FARMER: Urban Harvest: have been at the Market with their ever popular local organic garden plants and seeds all through May and now we can look forward to having them return in May of 2018.
MAKER: Debbie McQuaite sells handmade chocolates and candlies, made with organic ingredients. Schedule: pre-Christmas 2017.
MAKER: Huron Sun sunflower seed oils made from locally grown organic sunflower seeds. Huron Sun may return in the autumn of 2017.
MAKER: Mark Kolb of Brainy Games in Aurora, makes handmade family and educational games, puzzles and magnetic artifacts. These include laser-cut puzzles and word games, with some even being magnetic. Mark can also make custom games for home and school, as well as unique magnetic photo puzzles. Visit www.Brainy.games for more information. Mark may return in the autumn of 2017.
RESELLER: Lucas and Amanda Sorbara sell organic latte, cappuccino, and other forms of coffee, as well as tea and hot chocolate from their VW microbus coffee truck in the parking lot, when weather permits.
RESELLER: Christine Waddington sells Guatemalan bracelets, purses and other decorative textiles and artifacts. Schedule: Fall 2017
Antonio Valente is an urban gardener growing organic flowers in Thornhill. Schedule: TBA
this page updated Oct. 22, 2017
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NOVEMBER 4TH FREE PUPPET SHOW, will be performed in the Toronto Waldorf School kindergarten at 10:30 am. Details.
Local biodynamic ground cherries and tomatoes from Earth Haven Farm, Sept. 2017
Colourful local organic radishes grown by local organic farmer Mike Lanigan. Summer 2017.
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 many local organic and biodynamic 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 are not all certified. 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: Cameron Birnie performs at the Village Market, with 5-yr-old Amira on the tambourine.
Above: Anatoly Zavaylov performing on August 26th. He'll be back again Oct. 7th. Below: Clara and Robin Moir at the Village Market August 19th.
Above: Local organic corn's in season at the Market. Below: vendor Gaille Lieberthal enjoys a cob of farmer Jim Giffen's corn raw. She says it's so sweet that there's no need to even cook it.
Below: Local biodynamic kale from Earth Haven farms near Tweed Ontario.
Below: beans and tomatoes, also local and biodynamic from Earth Haven farms.
Below: local biodynamic carrots grown by farmer Mike Lanigan, August 2017
Below: Local biodynamic peppers grown by farmer Mike Lanigan, August 2017.
|Above: first wild blueberries of the season at the July 22, 2017 Village Market. Next week Alexandra (of Osoleo) will have more wild blueberries and Armin will have some local organic blueberries for maximum selection. Alexandra continues to have transitional organic strawberries and raspberries as well, from Raymont's Berries.|
|Above: both red and golden local organic beets from farmer Mike Lanigan and his sons, who farm near Uxbridge. Photo from July 15, 2017.|
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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: Local organic onions from farmer Mike Lanigan and his sons, July 22, 2017|