Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday July 2, 2016

Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30

Left: Village Market biodynamic farmer Mike Lanigan will be hosting his annual farm tour on Sunday July 31st at 2:30. See Events page for full details on Mike's farm tour and the associated "Feast of the Ages". Right: Saute greens from Earth Haven Biodynamic Farm includes pac choy, tatsoi, and squash seedlings.


Farmers and Growers:

FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda will still have a smaller selection of heritage and organic garden plants at the Country Meadows table this Saturday. Last week was the last time for her two extra tables full of plants.

FARMER: Antonio Valente is an urban gardener growing organic flowers in Thornhill. Antonio will return July 2

NEW FARMER: John Morgado: sells hot and super-hot pepper plants for your garden. Schedule: July 2.

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: Elizabeth Foers is usually at the Market every week with certified organic sprouts and wheat grass. June 25th will be Liz's last time at the Village Market for a couple of months.

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:

BAKER: Tan's Artisan Bakery is usually at the Market every week with their own original breads and treats.

MAKER, RESELLER: Oli Ullman sells salt lamps and body ecology diet foods, including fermented coconut cheese and coconut kefir, both made with organic coconut. Oli is usually here every two week, though there are exceptions. Schedule: July 2, 23, Aug 13, 27

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: Alice Fava makes kimchi and sauerkraut, as well as other treats and ready to eat dishes.

Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:

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.

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.

MAKER: Akemi of Akemi Designs handmakes gemstone fashion jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves., akemidesigns at

THERAPIST: Marie Herrell is a practicing Osteopath who offers mini-treatments at the Market. Schedule: July 2

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 2

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). Rose will be away for a couple weeks, returning July 2

The following vendors will be away:

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 smoothies made on the spot from organic ingredients. Schedule: July 9

RESELLER: Paul Ciaravella is usually at the Market every week with food supplement products and health books. Paul will return July 9.

THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: July 9

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. Mayda returns July 9th.

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: July 23, Aug 6, 23, and every two weeks after that.

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: Noor Razvi makes mango smoothies and other drinks. Schedule: TBA.

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.

NEW RESELLER: Shirley Cavanaugh sells home vacuum food preservation technology, low water cooking pots and therapeutic light systems registered with Health Canada. Schedule: July 9th. 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.

this page updated June 29, 2016

Story Time Every Sat. 10:30 am

JULY 2ND STORY TIME - Isabella Seabra will tell the story of "The Sparrow and his Four Children" from the Brothers Grimm. Suitable for children 5 and older. Fifteen minutes duration. See schedule of upcoming storytime stories here.

Mike Lanigan's annual farm tour is coming up July 31. Details on Village Market Events page.

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: First of biodynamic farmer Mike Lanigan's field lettuces, June 18th, 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) plans to return to the Village Market July 2nd, 2016. Photo from June 18th.

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