Farmers and Vendors at the Village Market Saturday Nov. 29th, 2014

Open Saturdays only 8:00 - 1:30


Left: 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. Some are even grown in solar-heated greenhouses. Right: Prize-winning cheese maker and farmer Julie Belli with her husband. Photo Nov. 15th.


Farmers and Growers:

NEW 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. Julie first came to the Market Nov. 8th and will continue through Christmas.

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: Achim Mohssem-Beyk, from Prince Edward County is usually at the market every week with vegetables and meats and eggs from his own farm.

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.

Baking and Prepared Foods:

CAFE: Mayda Baghboudrian usually has a range of mostly raw vegetarian entrees as well as pita sandwiches, salads and take-home items like hummus as well as raw cakes and other treats.

MAKER: Stephanie Tucci is a chef who who sells cold pressed juices at the Market. She is usually here every week.

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.

BAKER: Tan's Artisan Bakery is usually at the Market with their own original breads and treats.

Makers, Resellers, Crafters and Therapists:

RESELLER: Dael Wilson sells apples from local organic farms, apple juice, and wild blueberries. He hopes to be at the market most Saturdays now, leading up to Christmas.

RESELLER: Eric Allen and Michelle 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: Nov. 29

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.

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: Paul Ciaravella is usually at the Market every week with food supplement products and health books.

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.

THERAPIST: Sole to Soul Reflexology is usually at the Market every other week. Schedule: Nov. 15

MAKER: of Fur Hats, Gloves and Slippers, Gennady Shofman is usually at the market every week.

Candlelight Craft Market Vendors for Nov. 29th (TWS lobby upstairs):

MAKER Lavender Blu makes and sells all things lavender.

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

MAKER: Earth Haven Farms makes and sells dream catchers, hair clips, hand drums, rattles, jimbes, we will also be selling our 1st ever celestial planting callendar for 2015.

RESELLER: Manori offers Indian scarves and textiles.

MAKER: Lili Golbous offers hand-made crafts and purses, etc.

MAKER: Wendy Cho (illustrator of animal and child themed art

MAKER: Anokha Leewu will be at the Candlelight Craft Market this Saturday

MAKER: Think Ed makes and sells educational toys

MAKER: Bob Bainborough makes and sells beeswax candles

The following vendors will be away these weeks:

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 However they will be away Nov. 12, 22 and 29 while Angelo goes to Greece for a new harvest of olives and oil. Back Dec. 6th.

FARMER: Blair Kovac, of Annanda Chaga, from the Barrie area, sells dried Chaga mushrooms, for tea, from his own farm. Blair will return Dec. 6th.

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: Dec. 6

MAKER, RESELLER: Oli Ullman sells salt lamps and body ecology diet foods. Here is Oli's schedule for the next little while: Dec. 6

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: Dec. 6

MAKER: Akemi of Akemi Designs handmakes gemstone fashion jewellery and felted wool and silk scarves.,

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

MAKER Armand Grandinetti makes and sells Waldorf-style wooden toys.

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 Ed is usually at the Market every week.

this page updated Nov. 23, 2014

Click here for more info on the Candlelight Craft Market. Info here also for craft vendors.

Live Music Calendar

Nov. 29 - Phil Digby
Dec 6 - Lyndon Kirkley
Dec 13 - Quintessence Ensemble
Dec. 20 - Susan Richard, Paul Hodgkins
Jan 10 - Zack Idol and students
Jan. 24 - Robert Helgason (photo)
TBA - Charles Beresford, Ed Crabtree
Open: Nov. 15, Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7, 21

Brief Introduction to 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.

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.

Former vendor Joe Malfara back for a visit. Seen here with Village Market farmer Maureen Giffen.

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Farmer Angelo Kapeleris of Country Meadows farm is away in Greece, gathering olives and olive oil. He and Linda will be back Dec. 6th with fresh olives and olive oil.

  Maker and teacher, Olga Ullmann with fermented veggies she will be selling at the Market Nov. 22.

It wasn't all kids at Mike's Gleaning Nov. 5th.

  Amanda weighs and packs carrots at Mike Lanigan's Farmhouse Garden, earlier this month.

Digging for buried treasure at Mike's gleaning.


  Above: Beating the drum for the Candlelight Craft Market, every Saturday through December 20th. Crafts shown here are from Earthhaven farm at the November 15th, 2014. Mike shows how it's done at the gleaning party.

  Wooden toy maker Armand Grandinetti will be at the Candlelight Craft Market again this Saturday Nov. 22.

Squash and Cabbage from Village Market farmer Achim Mohssem-Beyk, Nov. 15th, 2014



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