Food & Wine

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market

July 24, 2012
On Thursday, July 19th,
I attended a Tweet-up at Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market hosted
by Vicki from Mom Who Runs. I love Tweet-ups and was excited to attend this one –
I’ve known Vicki on Twitter forever, but had never met her in person. I love any opportunity to meet with the people I communicate
regularly with on the site. It’s always fun and a great way to meet
people.
For
more information on the Farmer’s market, which is absolutely fantastic,
I recommend that you check out Vicki’s post on the Mom Who Runs blog
she has a great overview of all there is to do there. Since we often go
to the market at Riverdale Farm on Tuesdays, I had expected to have a
similar experience at Dufferin Grove. It’s actually quite a bit bigger,
however, and there is an emphasis on prepared foods that I haven’t seen
at Riverdale. Both are great, but Dufferin Grove definitely offers more
diversity and options.
Spring roll from Earth & City
I
started out with a spring roll from Earth & City – it was tons of
veggies wrapped in a collard green leaf. It was full of veggie goodness
and super yum. After that, I walked around a bit and then treated myself
to a cinnamon bun at another vender. This was a huge treat and SO
sweet. I barely made it halfway through, but Shawn was happy to help me
finish it over the next few days.
Huge, but yummy, cinnamon bun
I
also picked up some kale and onions for a great price, some fresh local
blueberries and some baked goods made of rice flour to share with my
gluten-sensitive friend at the office.  A good haul and I felt great to be supporting local farmers and businesses.
This was a fairly small tweet-up and many were busy parents who
couldn’t stay too long, but I really enjoyed meeting everyone. I had
some great food, met new and interesting people and discovered a fantastic
new place in the city. Definitely a successful Thursday evening! A huge thanks to Vicki for organizing this.
Do you have a favourite farmer’s market? I’d love to hear about it!

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