City Market Report: Week 14

Apologies for the late post, but after a full day of Fringing, I was too pooped to blog last night. After a rocket-fast trip through the City Market Saturday morning, we caught a bus and just made it to our first of three shows yesterday.

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Market square

Still, I’m glad we made it to the market – it’s always nice to catch the produce that is just coming into season that week.

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Corn, sweet corn at Riverbend Gardens

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Plums from Steve & Dan’s

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Bartlett pears from Steve & Dan’s

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Celery root from Green Valley Farms

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Snow peas from Kuhlmann’s

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Cucumbers from Kuhlmann’s

It was also great to see EnSante debut their new, revamped labels, now under the name “Birds & Bees Organic Winery”. All of their wines have been renamed as well, fully embracing flirty connotations – like “Big Tease” and “Little Flirt”.

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Birds & Bees Organic Winery

Before running off to Old Strathcona, we stopped by Filistix. They had a new dish on their menu, the Caldereta, a traditional Spanish-Filipino beef stew. Ariel told us that Filistix will be focusing more on traditional Filipino cuisine (look for chicken adobo to be added in the future). They were nice enough to give us a box to try – served over a light coconut rice, we quite enjoyed the flavours. Tender beef, slightly sweet sauce, and their crisp, refreshing slaw made for a meal that was filling but not heavy. Another winner from Filistix!

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Caldereta from Filistix

See you at the market next week!

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