Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday May 2nd, 2015

Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30


Left: Doris, who's doing a food preparation workshop this Satuday May 2, talks with Irene from Liz Foers' table. For more on that, see: Food Preparation workshop with raw chef Doris Fin Right: Fran Earle of Molly B's with two kinds of new muffins. There are four kinds in all. Gluten Free of course.


Farmers and Growers:

NEW FARMER: Aric Aguonie (and Mary Ann) of Earth Haven Farm are biodynamic farmers from Tweed.

FARMER: Urban Harvest: will be back with seeds and bedding plants. Schedule: May 2 to early June 2015

FARMER: Linda Kapeleris: Linda will bring plants for your garden again from May 2 to early June 2015

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: Mohammed Ali Zare, of Tally Bees farms and keeps bees near Port Hope Ontario.

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: 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: Peter Seenath, from Brampton, is at the Market regularly with certified organic vegetables from his garden. Peter is usually at the Market every week. This time of the year, Peter may not have a lot of produce to sell and so may run out before the Market is done. Come early for best selection.

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: 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

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.

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: March 14th

Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:

RESELLER: Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil is usually at the Market every week.

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: Mervyn Fogelman will have dried fruits and nuts from South Africa. Not certified organic. Mervyn is usually at the Market every Saturday.

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: May 2

THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: May 2

THERAPIST: Cherylin Gilad usually does energy work for clients every week.

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:

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: May 9th.

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: May 9th

FARMER (COMING SOON): Southbrook Vineyards: biodynamic wine grower will have VQA wines for sale at the Village Market starting end of May.

FARMER (COMING SOON): Tawse Winery: biodynamic vineyard will have VQA wines for sale at the Village Market.

FARMER: Blair Kovac, of Annanda Chaga, from the Barrie area, harvests wildcrafted Chaga mushrooms, for tea.

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 not be back this season for personal and economic reasons.

MAKER: Jeweller Jack Baghboudrian is expected back maybe next winter: Schedule TBA.

FARMER Lavender Blu (Mila Hanos) grows lavender on her farm north of Port Perry, and makes and sells all things lavender.

MAKER: Mila Tzur makes and sells photos, cards and crystals.

MAKER: Lili Golbous offers hand-made crafts and purses, etc. She planned to be back in May.

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 Schedule TBA.

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.,

RESELLER: Polina Gohshtein, (Barefoot Books for children)

this page updated April 26, 2015


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.

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May 2- Cameron Birnie (photo)
May 16 - Robert Helgason

June 6- Cameron Birnie
June 13 - Phil Digby
TBA - Charles Beresford, Ed Crabtree
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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

Fresh Local Organic for May

Above: Mike Lanigan, with Amanda, and some of the spinach she picked from his greenhouse.

Mike Lanigan's parsnips -- fresh-dug this spring.

  Olga Ullman's fermented coconut and vegetable Body Ecology foods. Olga will return May 9th, 2015

Mary Anne Aguonie with helper Matt, of Earth Haven farms will be at the Market regularly now.

  May flowers -- edible nasturtiums -- from Liz Foers. Perfect for colourful spring salads.

Chef, traveler and author Doris Fin will lead a workshop on Eating with the Seasons, May 2nd.


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