The market continues outdoors for two more weeks, but then what happens?
Well, do you remember what last year’s indoor market looked like? This picture of Barb from Happy Bakers in the tavern may refresh your memory: Shoppers browsed though a series of small historic rooms within the museum.
As you can imagine, small rooms are a no-no for physical distancing and historic spaces present big difficulties for disinfection.
So although the indoor market won’t look the same as it used to, we are forging ahead with a plan for allowing a limited numbers of shoppers and vendors inside the building for in-person shopping every Wednesday this winter.
The in-person market will be supplemented by a virtual market website for online shopping. This way we can host a much larger number of vendors than we can physically fit in the building. By shopping at the online market, you’ll be able to access a greater variety of products, avoid lineups and have a contact-less pick up if you so choose.
Farmers & small local food businesses have been strongly impacted by the economic effects of Covid-19. Winter is a challenging season for their businesses even in the best of years. Either way you choose to shop, in person or online, your continued support and business will be vital to them this season!
We are now in the final phases of realizing this plan & creating the virtual market website. We will have the complete details ready to share next week.
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Confirmed Vendors This Week
Spade & Spoon [jams, preserves & maple syrup]
Attending bi-weekly, here this week
pre-order by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samsara Fields [veggies]
So Delish [veggies, dehydrates, purees]
Sign up for her email list, place orders by 10pm Monday
Happy Bakers [baked goods & treats]
TC Momo [Tibetan dumplings & more. Vegan available]
Ontario Water Buffalo [meat, prepared dishes & cheeses]
Vendors for Pre-Order Only This Week
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 [will not attend in October]
Cold-pressed Sunflower seed oil & vinegar
OsoLeo Wildcrafters [unable to return this season]
Apples, gapes, berries, pears & ciders
The Smoke Bloke [cold smoked salmon]
(temporarily unable to provide market pick up but will do home deliveries with minimum order)
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
Rotary Toronto West’s bottle drive will continue though October at the market.
Unfortunately, we will not be selling the fresh bread from our bake oven at this time.