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
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
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
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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