City Market Report: Week 11

Though I love visiting farmers’ markets while travelling, it’s always a bit frustrating because I’m never able to partake in the produce. I ended up browsing two different markets while in Toronto last week, and though their growing season is a bit further along than ours (corn was already available), it was nice to come home and fill our basket at the City Market this morning.

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Long lost sun!

We were treated to a beautiful Saturday, something that has been quite rare this summer. But on a long weekend, it felt extra special.

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Squash blossoms from Sundog Organic Farm

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Kale from Sundog Organic Farm

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Zucchini from Sundog Organic Farm

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Squash from Kuhlmann’s

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Carrots from Kuhlmann’s

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Beans from Kuhlmann’s

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Cauliflower from Riverbend Gardens

In addition to a great variety of produce, some stone fruit was also available.

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Peaches from Steve & Dan’s

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Apricots from Steve & Dan’s

We also tried bacon jerky from Irvings for the first time! It was a marriage of two of Mack’s favourite things – dangerously delicious. Perhaps it was for the best that it was sold out already.

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Bacon jerky

Up at the market next week: India Fest on August 6, 2011. Expect traditional folk dances and drumming. See you there!

3 thoughts on “City Market Report: Week 11

  1. We got some of the purple cauliflower, broad beans from the vender across from Riverbend gardens, and of course kettle corn.
    For the second week in a row we couldn’t get any pea shoots. Had to give up and go to Safeway.
    I liked the bacon jerky, but found it a bit expensive. The bacon chops at Irvings farms are fantastic… have you tried them?

  2. Baconhound – I haven’t seen any pea shoots for a while either, but then again, I’ve had pretty late starts at the market the last few weeks. I think the bacon jerky is worth it because it’s a unique product :). But no, I haven’t tried the bacon chops yet – thanks for the suggestion!

    Katharine – thanks! Mack took most of them actually. Yes, agreed, there’s nothing like the visual of fresh produce under the sun!

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