Certified Organic or Biodynamic Farmers and Growers:
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.
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 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.
Not-Certified Farmers and Growers:
FARMER : Glencolton Farms: Michael Schmidt and Elisa van der Hout will be bringing the Glencolton Farms after beginning at the Village Market. 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. 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: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope.
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.
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). Molly B chef, Michael Earle, is now back at the Village Market, making ready to eat pizzas, omelettes, etc.
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 - October
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: Honeycombe Botanicals has products from the hive. Honey, propolis,bee pollen, royal jelly, skincare and beeswax candles.
RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman sells dried fruits and nuts from South Africa and Organic Chef brand. 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: Stoveless Cuisine: 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."
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.
MAKER: Oli Ullmann makes Body Ecology diet fermented foods. Oli comes to the Market on an every other week rhythm.
NEW MAKER: Liliput Kingdom makes handmade felt toys.
MAKER, THERAPIST: Birgitta Adrian-Morley is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She has recently introduced a new line of handmade cosmetics.
THERAPIST: Mary Taite of Soul to Sole Reflexology will be returning to the Village Market is on an every-other-week schedule.
RESELLER: ASEA Supplements Karen and Jean will be with us this summer
MAKER: Mrs Abbas is back at the market this summer with her chutneys, samosas and a new cookbook