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Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market September 2, 2020 (2-6)

Toronto West Rotary COVID-19 fundraising

You may have noticed the Toronto West Rotary set up near the market entrance. They are collecting empty beer cans, and beer, wine and liquor bottles. 100 percent of the proceeds these donations is going toward a COVID-19 project that is supplying masks, hand-sanitizers and gloves to women’s shelters, food banks and other community organizations.

The Club’s goal is to raise $10,000 and they are already more than half-way there! More information on their activities is available at www.rotarytorontowest.ca.

So please bring your returnable empties to the market! 

This week the Rotary is partnering with Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter for a Food and Toiletry Drive.  Food items, especially canned meats and canned vegetables are much needed, as is baby formula and baby food related products, and toiletries, such as conditioner, shampoo, and body wash, and feminine hygiene products.

We hope that you will plan in advance to bring some of these types of products to drop off at market tomorrow!


On another note, TC Momo had such a great time at the market last week that they are back for the foreseeable future. Welcome TC Momo!


Confirmed vendors this week

Greenhouse Eatery [oven ready jerk chicken or fish meals, fresh veg]
pre-order by text, cut off for Wednesday orders is Monday 6 pm: 647-899-5471

Spade & Spoon [jams, preserves & maple syrup] 
https://www.spadeandspoon.ca/
pre-order by email: info@spadeandspoon.ca

Ambrosia Eastern European Prepared meals

Molly B’s Gluten-Free Kitchen
http://www.mollybglutenfree.com/
Pre-order by email: mollybsglutenfree@gmail.com

Fifth Town Cheese [artisan cheese]
https://fifthtown.ca/
pre-order by email patricia@fifthtown.ca

Bee’s Universe [Honey, eggs, bee products]
beesuniverse.com
pre-order onwww.food-pickup.ca

Samsara Fields [veggies]
www.tenthousandpaths.com

So Delish [veggies, dehydrates, purees]
sodelish.ca
Sign up for her email list, place orders by 10pm Monday
sodelish.ca/sign-up

 Happy Bakers [baked goods & treats]
(no pre-orders)
www.thehappybakers.com

TC Momo [Tibetan dumplings & more. Vegan available]
https://tctibetanmomo.com/

Vendors this week for pre-orders only

The Smoke Bloke [cold smoked salmon]
(by pre-order ONLY, order by Monday)
thesmokebloke.ca/online-store

Nith Valley Organic [veggies]
(by pre-order ONLY, no sales at the market)
https://www.localline.ca/nith-valley-organics
(select Montgomery’s Inn as pick up point)

Vendors absent this week

Huron Sun [once a month, here next Sept 16]
https://huronsuncoldpressedsunfloweroil.com/
Cold-pressed Sunflower seed oil & vinegar

Ontario Water Buffalo [meat, cheese, prepared foods]
ontariowaterbuffalo.ca
pre-order by email: jeannineoaks@gmail.com


Unfortunately, we will not be selling the fresh bread from our bake oven at this time. We hope to be able to begin selling fresh bread in September.


Poster about the Reopening of the Montgomery's Inn Farmers Market

What else can you do at Montgomery’s Inn right now?

As part of HistoricTO, Montgomery’s Inn is offering time-ticketed walking tours Wednesdays through Sundays. Tours are sixty minutes in length. Admission is pay-what-you-can (PWYC) with a suggested donation of $10. The tour will cover the Montgomery’s farm, the story of Joshua Glover (an escaped enslaved person who worked at the Inn for decades), Indigenous history, as well as the story of the Chinese market gardeners (which inspired us to start the Farmers Market in the first place!)

The  tour, which does not include the grounds or the interior of Montgomery’s Inn, includes brief strolls (some on an incline) to approximately five points between Montgomery’s Inn and Mimico Creek, along with periods of standing (about 5 minutes each) and one exterior stair case.

Click here to book your walking tour.

Other City of Toronto History Museums are also offering walking tours. Learn more here.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, HistoricTO guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, and mandatory health screening. The interior of the building will remain closed to the public until later in September.

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