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.
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
Ambrosia Eastern European Prepared meals
Samsara Fields [veggies]
Happy Bakers [baked goods & treats]
TC Momo [Tibetan dumplings & more. Vegan available]
Vendors this week for pre-orders only
The Smoke Bloke [cold smoked salmon]
(by pre-order ONLY, order by Monday)
Nith Valley Organic [veggies]
(by pre-order ONLY, no sales at the market)
(select Montgomery’s Inn as pick up point)
Vendors absent this week
Huron Sun [once a month, here next Sept 16]
Cold-pressed Sunflower seed oil & vinegar
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.
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.
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.