Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015
Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30
Left: Mike Lanigan farms on the Greenbelt. On Feb 28, the Village Market will join with 13 other markets across the province to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Greenbelt. As part of our celebration, we'll be sharing one of Vitold Kreutzer's carrot cakes at 11 am. Right: Linda Kapeleris of Country Meadows, with heritage eggs.
Farmers and Growers:
NEW FARMER: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope Ontario.
FARMER: Julie Belli farms near Goodwood and Sunderland. Julie has been farming for 15 years and specializes in organic sheep cheese which she makes herself from the milk of her own sheep. The cheeses Julie makes are hard cheeses that are aged 4 months. Julie is not yet certified organic, but she expects to be within the next year or so.
FARMER: Mike Lanigan features a large selection of home-grown organic vegetables, as well as organic beef from his own certified organic herd. Mike will also have some imported fruit and produce to complete the selection during those times of year when a complete range of organic produce is not available from local sources.
FARMER: Elizabeth Foers is usually at the Market every week with organic sprouts and wheat grass.
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: Bio-Visions Farm (Henk Verhoeven from Grand Valley) is usually at the Market every Saturday with local bio-dynamic meats, vegetables and eggs from his farm near Grand Valley Ontario.
FARMER: Jim and Maureen Giffen, from Minesing (north of Barrie), are at the Market regularly. Jim and Maureen have a mixed farm with animals and greenhouses and root vegetables.
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 this week. 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: Peter Seenath, from Brampton, is at the Market regularly with certified organic vegetables from his garden. Peter is usually at the Market every week. During the winter months, Peter may not have a lot of produce to sell and so may run out before the Market is done. Arrive early for best selection.
FARMER: Blair Kovac, of Annanda Chaga, from the Barrie area, harvests wildcrafted Chaga mushrooms, for tea.
Baking and Prepared Foods:
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: Tan's Artisan Bakery is usually at the Market every week with their own original breads and treats.
BAKER, CAFE: Gluten Free Products from Molly B's are usually at the Market every week. Products include fresh crepes, crepe mixes, fresh baking & jams. Latest gluten free innovation from Molly B's is a line of gluten free breads. At the Market Molly B's also often sells ready to eat crepes and omelettes.
BAKER: Vitold Kreutzer is at the market with breads, cookies and brownies, mostly made with organic ingredients. Vitold is rarely absent, even though he has a long drive to get here from the Owen Sound area.
Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:
MAKER: Jeweller Jack Baghboudrian is expected by Feb. 28th.
CAFE, BAKER: ARWK (Steve and Cecille), who sell fresh baking and ready to eat roti and other Carribean-style delicacies, will be at the market every other week now. Schedule: Feb 28
MAKER, RESELLER: Oli Ullman sells salt lamps and body ecology diet foods, including fermented coconut cheese and coconut kefir, both made with organic coconut. Here is Oli's schedule for the next little while: Feb 28
THERAPIST: Birgitta Adrian-Morley is a registered Homeopath and a registered Holistic Nutritionist. She will be offering health testing at the Market. Birgitta's schedule is: Feb 28
RESELLER: Paul Ciaravella is usually at the Market every week with food supplement products and health books.
RESELLER: Chaim Gilad will be at the Market this week with special coffee and other products containing beneficial mushroom extracts. Note: This coffee is not certified organic although the mushrooms may be.
RESELLER: Honeycombe Botanicals will be at the Market this week with beeswax products from skin creams to pollen to candles.
RESELLER: Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil is usually at the Market every week.
RESELLER: Mervyn Fogelman will have dried fruits and nuts from South Africa. Not certified organic. Mervyn is usually at the Market every Saturday.
THERAPIST: Cherylin Gilad usually does energy work for clients every week.
RESELLER: Polina Gohshtein, (Barefoot Books for children)
TORONTO WALDORF SCHOOL AND CAMPUS INFO: TWS Board Member Elisabeth Chomko hosts a table at the Village Market most weeks where shoppers and visitors can learn more about events and opportunities at the TWS as well as at other initiatives on the campus, such as the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (courses in introductory anthroposophy and Waldorf education) and Hesperus Village (a seniors' community).
The following vendors will be away:
FARMER (COMING SOON): Tawse Winery: biodynamic vineyard will have VQA wines for sale at the Village Market.
FARMER: Achim Mohssem-Beyk, from Prince Edward County is usually at the market every week with vegetables and meats and eggs from his own farm. Achim will be back in March or April.
FARMER: Urban Harvest: will be back with seeds and bedding plants. Schedule: Spring 2015
FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda will bring plants for your garden again in Spring 2015
FARMER: Aric Aguonie of Earth Haven Farm is a biodynamic farmer from Eastern Ontario. Schedule: March or April
FARMER Lavender Blu (Mila Hanos) grows lavender on her farm north of Port Perry, and makes and sells all things lavender.
THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: Mar 7
RESELLER: Michelle Pangdan hope to be at the Market every other week with Beaulance skin care products as well as other things such as camel hair clothing and leather treatment products. Schedule: Mar 7
MAKER: Mila Tzur makes and sells photos, cards and crystals.
MAKER: Lili Golbous offers hand-made crafts and purses, etc. She will be back in May.
MAKER: Ani Van Dyk will have paper cut decorations and other special things for Valentines day.
RESELLER: German Sanchez expects to be back with more South American crafts.
RESELLER and Coconut Advocate: Edward K sells versatile coconut products and offers suggestions for their use. Gourmet grade Virgin Coconut Oil for Raw Food preparations, Bio-Pure Virgin Coconut cooking Oils, Coconut Jams, Coconut water from Baby Green Coconuts, Coconut nectars, Coconut flours, Coconut beauty & skin care are just some of the traditional hand made products unrefined and natural --- quality premium made in small batches that supports small farmers. All products are (COR) Canadian Organic Regime and USDA organic plus other pending organic certification. Latest Vegan and Coconut Derived food products are Red Palm Oil, Paleolithic Coconut Diet Sports Bar, Probiotic Coconut Bars, Premium Quality Coconut based MCT Oil, and Nutri-Oil for Raw Foodist and Vegan Lovers. Please visit http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org.
RESELLER: Dael Wilson sells apples from local organic farms, apple juice, and wild blueberries. He will likely return in the spring with wild leeks and fiddleheads.
MAKER: Akemi of Akemi Designs handmakes gemstone fashion jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves.
this page updated Feb 27, 2015
Jim and Maureen Giffen's locally grown greenhouse organic spinach, all winter long.
About the Village Market
With more than 30 vendors including eight organic farmers,The Village Market offers an unusually wide selection of organic foods, from fresh greens to root vegetables, apples, fruits, milk, yogurt, beef, chicken and salami. We also feature a food-court style cafe with offerings from a number of different vendors of ready to eat food. Live music is another frequent attraction at the Village Market.
The Market is open Saturdays ONLY from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, all year round except that we're closed after Christmas for one Saturday only.
Live Music Calendar
Getting here by Transit
Getting to the Village Market by public transit from Toronto: Take the TTC Subway to Finch station. Then take the #88 (Bathurst) bus from Finch Station. Check the bus schedule at the York Region Transit (YRT) website. Get off at Teefy, cross Bathurst, and walk down from the Toronto Waldorf School's parking lot, down the footpath or down the drive to the school. The market is in the lower level of the school.
Sign Up for Free Village Market
Mar. 7: Seedy Saturday, in cooperation with the York Region Food Network, upstairs in the TWS lobby.Details and more events on our events page.
|Jim and Maureen Giffen's local organic greens really hit the spot about this time of year The Giffens grow them in greenhouses on their farm north of Barrie all winter long. This is Claytonia, aka Miner's Lettuce.||
Village Market baker Vitold Kreutzer points something out to a customer, Jan. 3, 2015.
|Mike Lanigan is one of the few farmers in Ontario who still has his own local organic beets and carrots this time of the year (Photo Jan. 31st, 2015). And if you buy a big bag like this, you can save a substantial amount per pound||
Farmer Peter Seenath with local organic chard from his greenhouse, January 10th, 2015
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