L-R : Local organic farmer Linda Kapeleris of Country Meadows in Queensville with the first local organic heritage eggs of the season. Her heritage hens just started laying in time for the Feb. 3rd, 2018 Village Market. Next is a photo of local organic farmer Jim Giffen's baby greens which he grows all during the winter in organic soil --not hydroponically -- in his greenhouse on his farm near Minesing, northwest of Barrie (photo from a couple years ago). Photo at right is of local organic farmer Mike Lanigan's biodynamic carrots from last summer's harvest, which Mike and his crew wash and bag fresh for each Saturday's Village Market. Photo from January 2018. Mike stores them in cold storage on his farm over the winter and the supply usually lasts til sometime around February, March or April.
this page llast updated Feb 17 for Feb. 24th, 2018
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: 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: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown biodynamic vegetables from his farm near Uxbridge. 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. In the winter he grows baby greens and arugula in his greenhouse.
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: 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: 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.
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.
MAKER: Oli Ullmann makes body ecology diet fermented foods. Oli comes to the Market on an every other week rhythm. Schedule: Feb. 24th.
NEW MAKER: Alexi Bracey offers a selection of vegan, gluten, dairy, sugar and glyphosate free dehydrated sweets, breads, crackers and non-dairy cheeses.Ingredients are 90% organic with a special emphasis on glyphosate free, which is the active toxic pesticide in Round-up declare by the WHO as a probable carcinogen." These are her websites: www.stovelesscuisine.com, www.wholehealthacademy.ca
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 Vitold Kreutzer makes breads, cookies and brownies, mostly made with organic ingredients. Vitold is representated at the Market by Chaim Gilad who will be bringing Vitold's bread to the Market every week now.
BAKER: 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: breads, buns, muffins, tarts, bites, cookies and more (all are nut-free, most are dairy-free, some vegan and sugar-free items available).
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: 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. NEW: Mervyn also now sells samosas. 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.
RESELLER: Lago of All sells African-style cotton clothes and fabric every Saturdays at the Market. Usually here every Saturday.
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. Schedule: Feb. 24th
MAKER: Huron Sun sunflower seed oils made from locally grown organic sunflower seeds. Schedule: Feb. 24th
FINANCIAL ADVISOR: Anup Ruparelia will be at the Market to talk to people about ethical and green investing. Do you know what your money is doing? Schedule: Feb. 24th
NEW RESELLER: Sadiq Nathani of Merna Enterprise will convert your Facebook business page into a standalone website for you, saving you the trouble of populating your new website with content manually. Schedule: Feb. 24th.
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: March 10, April 14
MAKER: Carmen Bravo makes knitted animals and dolls for children. Schedule: TBA
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. From February through April, Rose will be at the Market every other week. In May she hopes to return to an every-week schedule. Rose also has an online store called Esme and Sita. www.esmeandsita.com Schedule: Feb. 17
THERAPIST: Mary Taite of Soul to Sole Reflexology will be returning to the Village Market on an every-other-week schedule: likely later in the spring of 2018
MAKER: Deb Pedler sells handmade chocolates and candlies, made with organic ingredients. Schedule: Easter
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. Schedule: Feb 2018
FARMER: Earth Haven Biodynamic Farm from Tweed Ontario, raise vegetables, mushroooms and beef and publish a celestial planting calendar for gardeners and farmers. They also now run an educational centre on the farm. Schedule: Summer 2018 or maybe sooner.
THERAPIST: Jeanne Inamco is now doing chair massage at the Village Market in the community room every other Saturday, though she's missed a lot of her scheduled days lately for various reasons. Schedule: March 17
THERAPIST: Marie Herrell is a practicing Osteopath who offers mini-treatments at the Market. Her specialty is treating allergies. Schedule: TBA.
RESELLER: Christine Waddington sells Guatemalan bracelets, purses and other decorative textiles and artifacts. Schedule: May 2018.
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.
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: 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. Schedule: TBA.
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.
FARMER: Antonio Valente is an urban gardener growing organic flowers in Thornhill. Schedule: TBA
Left: Village Market local organic farmer Peter Seenath from Brampton with radish microgreens from his greens, Feb. 3rd, 2018. Right: Digital Marketer Sadiq Nathani, who we have to thank for helping the Village Market create and launch this new website. Sadiq's specialty is making a stand-alone website from your business Facebook page. That's what he did for the Market, and it saved us a lot of time uploading content. Sadiq will be at the Market again Feb. 10th to talk to business people looking to increase their visibility.