Thoughts on Thanksgiving
Without a doubt, Thanksgiving is going to look different this year.
Big gathering of extended families are not an option for most of us. Some of us will celebrate all alone, the rest of us will share the meal with just a few.
But rather than mourn the temporary suspension of holiday traditions, let’s try to create something new, something smaller, but still special– a different way to celebrate for this year only.
Don’t forego the bounty of Ontario’s fall harvest this year! Look at this instead as an opportunity to try out a new recipe without raising the ire of all your relatives. Put some wild mushrooms in your go-to-stuffing. Add garlic to the brussels sprouts. Instead of roasting a whole bird, prepare a smaller, but still festive meal, in the form of an iconoclastic Sheet-pan Thanksgiving dinner!
Whatever else we do, I hope we will take the time this weekend to remark on all that we do still have to be thankful for, in spite of what we have lost or given up.
Toronto West Rotary Food and Supply Drive
Also please remember those vulnerable families who are facing an even greater strain due to Covid-19, by contributing to the Toronto West Rotary’s Food and Supply drive in support of Youth Without Shelter and the North York Harvest Food Bank.
Donations will be collected this week at the market from 2-4 pm.
They are in need of the following FOOD and SUPPLY items:
|cereals||cooking oil||rice, pasta, grains||canned meat, canned fish|
|canned milk||pasta sauce||gluten free and/or vegan non-perishables||instant noodles|
|instant coffee, tea & hot chocolate||pancake mix and syrup||shampoo, conditioner, gel||body lotion|
Toronto West Rotary Bottle Drive
The bottle drive will continue though October at the market.
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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]
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) https://www.localline.ca/nith-valley-organics
(select Montgomery’s Inn as pick up point)
Vendors Absent This Week
Huron Sun [once a month, not here this week]
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
Unfortunately, we will not be selling the fresh bread from our bake oven at this time
What Else Can You Do at Montgomery’s Inn Right Now?
As part of HistoricTO, Montgomery’s Inn is once again offering indoor Museum Tours!
Guided tours with a focus on diverse & inclusive history, are available Wednesday-Sunday at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 &3:30. $5.00-8.00. Tickets must be booked in advance though the link below.
Outdoor walking tours also continue on Saturday and Sunday only at 11:15 & 2:15. 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 indoor or outdoor tour. [reservations required]
Other City of Toronto History Museums are also offering indoor & outdoor 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.