Certified Organic or Biodynamic Farmers and Growers:
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.
FARMER: Edencrest: 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 and his own root vegetables. Jim's farm is certified organic, both for vegetables and for meat.
FARMER: Farmhouse Garden Organics: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown biodynamic vegetables from his farm near Uxbridge. RESELLER: 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 from Mike's own farm.
FARMER: Pete's Fresh Organics: Peter Seenath, from Brampton, is at the Market regularly with certified organic vegetables from his garden. In the winter he grows baby greens and arugula in his greenhouse. Peter is MyPick certified.
NEW FARMER: Sharon Creek Farm Sally grows and sells fresh fruit in season (Haskaps, red currants, black currants, gooseberries, cherry plums, black raspberries, table grapes, elderberries, and Asian pears), selected frozen fruit and preserves, fresh herbs, duck and goose eggs in season, a variety of hard neck garlics, and honey from hives in the fruit orchards. Wool rovings from a small flock of Babydolls and Shetlands is also available. The farm is located in East Gwillimbury. Certified organic. Sharon Creek is taking the winter off from the market and will return in March, 2019.
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. RESELLER: of Loon Song bio-dynamic grains and wildcrafted Tibo Teas.
Not-Certified Farmers and Growers:
FARMER : Glencolton Farms: Farmers, Michael Schmidt and Elisa van der Hout In addition to produce from their own organic farm, which is located near Durham Ontario, they will also be carrying Vitold Kreutzer's bread, now that Vitold has moved his bakery to their farm. Expect a range of items including: fresh breads and bakery items, their own meat, soups, bone broths, maple syrup, kombucha, cleaning products and their own coffee roast. Ready to eat items available. For more information of how they raise their animals, please feel free to ask at the market.
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 Farm Initiative: collective of York University students who use organic practices on rooftops and donated plots. UFI donates 40% of their harvest to a local food bank. UFI will return to the market in April.
FARMER: Unity Farm: Unity Farm was inspired by the understanding, "you are what you eat". From there it's clear we must take special care of what we consume, especially our food. I've taken on the task to build a farm that is striving to grow superfoods for super beings. With the help of my mother we are presently building a microfarm, and a market garden. We are currently growing vegetables in accordance to organic growing practices but we are not certified organic. Moving forward Unity Farm will become a permaculture farm.
Baking and Prepared Foods:
BAKER: Tan's Artisan Bakery is at the Market every week with their own healthy breads and treats made with sprouted grains and maple syrup or coconut sugar
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: Molly B's Gluten-Free Kitchen, is 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).
Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists
RESELLER: Osoleo (a.k.a. Dael Wilson) sources and sells local organic strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries, apples and juice. April - December
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: Kango Naturals, Michelle Messina makes Kango naturals handmade soap and scrubs. She also distributes Libre tea glasses.
MAKER: Honeycomb Botanicals has products from the hive. Honey, propolis,bee pollen, royal jelly, skincare and beeswax candles.
RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman sells Organic Chef brand baked goods. Not certified organic.
MAKER: Akemi (Akemi Designs) makes jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves and other accessories.
MAKER: Lili Golbous makes upcycled leather purses, bags of all sizes and textiles.
RESELLER: Lago of All sells African-style cotton clothes and fabric every Saturday at the Market.
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.
MAKER: Esme + Sita Rose Verjee is currently manufacturing organic seed snack bars made of organic seeds, organic honey and organic spices. She is also selling organic health powders all under her brand name of Esme + Sita. Her snack bars are the result of collaboration with George Brown College’s Food Innovation and Research Studio Food Scientists. www.esmeandsita.com
MAKER: Oli Ullmann makes Body Ecology diet fermented foods. Oli comes to the Market on an every other week rhythm.
MAKER, THERAPIST: Holistic Personal Products (Birgitta Adrian-Morley) is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist who has created a handmade line of personal skin care. Birgitta is at the market every second Saturday.
THERAPIST: Mary Taite of Soul to Sole Reflexology will be returning to the Village Market is on an every-other-week schedule.
MAKER: Tania's Organic Blissful Broth: Tania’s rich, nutrient dense small, made to order fresh & tasty batches of “liquid gold” otherwise known as, Bone Broth are made using all ORGANIC ingredients and filtered Berkey water.
MAKER: Herb Market Botanicals: Founded by a holistic nutritionist and wellness advocate, Herb Market is a natural skin and beauty care company committed to using only 100% natural, effective, high-quality, ingredients. Our formulas help promote pure nourishment for the body, mind and soul.
RESELLER: Steepers Coffees & Teas: Marilyn and Lanny offer a selection of coffees and loose teas including a selection of ethical tea partnership, Fair Trade and organic items. Steepers attends the market once a month.