Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday October 10th, 2015

Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30

Left: For the children -- isn't that a great reason to eat organic? Right: Dael Wilson is back with local organic apples, fresh-pressed apple juice and wild blueberries from Timmins. But this time of year, blueberry supplies are dwindling. So don't wait too long. Get yours this Saturday. Photos from Sept 26, 2015 at the Village Market.


Farmers and Growers:

NEW FARMER: Earth Haven Farm biodynamic farmers from Tweed grow vegetables and beef.

NEW GROWER: Antonio Valente is an urban gardener growing organic flowers in Thornhill.

FARMER: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope aims to be here every week now.

FARMER: Elizabeth Foers is usually at the Market every week with certified organic sprouts and wheat grass.

FARMER: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown organic vegetables, as well as organic 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 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 greenhouses and root vegetables. Jim and Maureen are certified organic.

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: 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: Bio-Visions Farm (Henk Verhoeven from Grand Valley) is usually at the Market every Saturday with local meats, vegetables and eggs from his 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.

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. Here is Oli's schedule for the next little while: Oct 10

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: Oct 10

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

BAKER, CAFE: Gluten Free Products from Molly B's are usually at the Market every week. Products include fresh crepes, crepe mixes, fresh baking & jams. Latest gluten free innovation from Molly B's is a line of gluten free breads. At the Market Molly B's also often sells ready to eat crepes and omelettes.

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.

Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:

RESELLER: Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil is usually at the Market every week.

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

RESELLER: Dael Wilson sells apples from local organic farms, apple juice, and wild blueberries.

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

RESELLER: Chaim Gilad will be at the Market this week with special coffee and other products containing beneficial mushroom extracts. Note: This coffee is not certified organic although the mushrooms may be.

RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman sells dried fruits and nuts from South Africa. Not certified organic. Mervyn is usually at the Market every Saturday.

TORONTO WALDORF SCHOOL AND CAMPUS INFO: TWS Board Member Elisabeth Chomko hosts a table at the Village Market most weeks where shoppers and visitors can learn more about events and opportunities at the TWS as well as at other initiatives on the campus, such as the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (courses in introductory anthroposophy and Waldorf education) and Hesperus Village (a seniors' community).

MAKER: Lili Golbous offers hand-made crafts and purses, etc.

RESELLER: Honeycombe Botanicals is usually at the Market most weeks, selling with beeswax products from skin creams to pollen to candles.

THERAPIST: Birgitta Adrian-Morley is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She will be offering health testing at the Market. Also handmade natural soaps. Birgitta's schedule is: Oct 10

The following vendors will be away:

THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: Oct 17

NEW FARMER: Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards sells VQA biodynamic wine from his vineyard at the Market every other week. Schedule: Oct 17

MAKER: Mila Tzur makes and sells photos, cards and crystals. Schedule: TBA

FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda will be back in spring of 2016 with more heritage organic garden plants.

FARMER: Urban Harvest: will be here again with seeds and bedding plants. Schedule: Spring 2016

FARMER: Julie Belli farms near Goodwood and Sunderland. Julie has been farming for 15 years and specializes in organic sheep cheese which she makes herself from the milk of her own sheep. The cheeses Julie makes are hard cheeses that are aged 4 months. Julie is not yet certified organic, but she expects to be within the next year or so. Julie will now come every other week. Schedule: TBA

RESELLER: Christine Waddington sells Guatemalan bracelets, purses and other decorative textiles and artifacts.

RESELLER: Michelle Pangdan hope to be at the Market every other week, once the summer is over, with Beaulance skin care products as well as other things such as camel hair clothing and leather treatment products. Schedule: TBA

FARMER: Blair Kovac, of Annanda Chaga, from the Barrie area, harvests wildcrafted Chaga mushrooms, for tea. Schedule: TBA

MAKER: Jeweller Jack Baghboudrian is expected back maybe next winter: Schedule TBA.

FARMER Lavender Blu (Mila Hanos) grows lavender on her farm north of Port Perry, and makes and sells all things lavender. Schedule: TBA.

RESELLER and Coconut Advocate: Edward K sells versatile coconut products and offers suggestions for their use. Gourmet grade Virgin Coconut Oil for Raw Food preparations, Bio-Pure Virgin Coconut cooking Oils, Coconut Jams, Coconut water from Baby Green Coconuts, Coconut nectars, Coconut flours, Coconut beauty & skin care are just some of the traditional hand made products unrefined and natural --- quality premium made in small batches that supports small farmers. All products are (COR) Canadian Organic Regime and USDA organic plus other pending organic certification. Latest Vegan and Coconut Derived food products are Red Palm Oil, Paleolithic Coconut Diet Sports Bar, Probiotic Coconut Bars, Premium Quality Coconut based MCT Oil, and Nutri-Oil for Raw Foodist and Vegan Lovers. Please visit Schedule TBA.

RESELLER: Polina Gohshtein, (Barefoot Books for children). Schedule: TBA.

this page updated Oct 8, 2015

Above: Luminous local organic red peppers grown by Jim Giffen. Below: Homeopath Birgitta Adrian-Morley debuts her new line of face creams and soaps. Both photos from Sept 12, 2015

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.

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Oct 3 - no music, Joan Sleigh holds court
Oct. 17 - Cameron Birnie (photo)
TBS- Kalvin and Brando (Two Bows)
TBA - Quintessence Ensemble
TBA - Phil Digby
TBA- Charles Beresford, Ed Crabtree
TBA - Robert Helgason

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. Note Detour through end of August 2015 But if you are walking, the footpath from Bathurst St is now open and you won't need to use the detour. That's only for motorized transportation, like cars.

  Left: Tony Valente with local organic flowers he grows right here in Thornhill, Sept 19th. Right: Heritage local organic tomatoes from Country Meadows, Sept 19th
  Mike Lanigan won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in our 2015 Big Zucchini contest, with Thomas and Meaghan

Mike's local organic purple carrots, July 25

  Biodynamic eggplants grown by Village Market farmer Mike Lanigan, Sept. 12, 2015 Wild red pears from Dael Wilson, Sept. 12
  DETOUR -- Please Note: Access to the Village Market will be different July 15 to probably sometime in October (Sept 12 update), due to construction on school drive. See map above, or larger map and directions here. Right: Farmer Linda Kapeleris with her really tall local organic garlic.

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  Biodynamic wine grower Bill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards chats with a customer September 19th. Southbrook should be back again October 3rd.

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