Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market August 5, 2020 (2-6)

Look who was on the front cover of Snapd Etobicoke this month (photo by Peter Foy). Looking good, Happy Bakers! Barb has clearly mastered the art of ‘smizing’ (ie. smiling with your eyes).

Unfortunately neither Greenhouse Eatery nor  Ambrosia Eastern European foods will be here this week, so we are a bit short on prepared foods. But fear not. May we suggest this incredibly easy One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta instead! You can use a mix of most any fresh veg you pick up at market  and you’ll only have one pot to wash when you are finished. It’s almost as easy as heating up jerk chicken or cabbage rolls!

The big old trees in our green space suffered some pretty substantial damage during Monday’s storm. Lots of large branches down. Branches have been hauled to the east side of the park, but until the city can chop it up and take it away, our market layout will need to shift around a bit. Still a single point of entry / exit and one way shopping path, just a slightly different layout and compressed space (but still plenty of space for physical distancing!).

This is the week that Spade & Spoon is off, however we will have a limited selection of her maple syrup, jams & pickles for sale. Credit/debit sales only.

Confirmed vendors this week

Molly B’s Gluten-Free Kitchen
Pre-order for next week by email:

Fifth Town Cheese [artisan cheese]
pre-order by email

Bee’s Universe [Honey, eggs, bee products]

Samsara Fields [veggies]

So Delish [veggies, dehydrates, purees]
Sign up for her email list to place orders in advance 

Happy Bakers [baked goods & treats]
(no pre-orders)

Vendors this week for pre-orders only

The Smoke Bloke [cold smoked salmon]
(by pre-order ONLY, no sales at market, 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 [sunflower oil & vinegar]
(attending once a month, returns Aug 12)
pre-order by email

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

Ambrosia Eastern European Foods [oven ready meals]

Ontario Water Buffalo [meat, cheese, prepared foods]
pre-order by email:

Spade & Spoon [jams, preserves & maple syrup] 
(attending bi-weekly, here next week)
pre-order by email:

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, the Inn is offering walking tours from Wednesday to Sunday each week. Tours are 60 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!)

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 September.