Farmers’ Market: “Awesome”

We don’t usually trade in hearsay here at WestonWeb, where we uphold the highest journalistic standards. I hope you’ll allow an exception today: I couldn’t make it to the opening of the Weston Farmers’ Market (I slept in and had a prior commitment), so my wife went in my stead.

She says it was was “Awesome”. There are many new vendors, including a high-protein cheese guy, Lebanese dips, Fred’s Breads, Collective Arts brewing, a new egg seller, and a swishy coffee vendor.

Almost all of the old favourites were back, too: Pina’s Italian meats, Thames River Melons, Mad Mexican, Grandpa Ken’s Bacon, the fruit and veg seller, the Wiff’s samosas and some others she couldn’t remember as she was getting into bed, though I did press her for the details.

I know that I wasn’t the only one worried about the market, which has had a few rough patches in the past few years, with the loss of some excellent vendors and several moves. It sounds like my worries were misplaced.

Thames River Melons again has a market box

Thames River Melons, a Farmers’ Market regular, is again offering a ‘market box’ subscription this summer.

Thames River Melons will deliver a box of fresh produce grown on their farm (perhaps their neighbours) to your door every week. The boxes cost between $25 and $75, and there are discounts for full-season subscriptions and upfront payments.

The content depends on the season, but includes everything from asparagus to zucchini. They also have superb strawberries.

Weston returning to normal–slowly

The Farmers’ Market will open on August 1, according to the BIA. They are also looking to hire students to help with the market—but hurry; the deadline is tomorrow, July 20.

The Weston Library is also reopening a bit, for scheduled computer bookings.

Thames River Melons delivers

I don’t know how I missed it, but Thames River Melons, which for my money has the nicest produce at the Weston Farmers’ Market, now delivers.

They are offering  three sizes of produce boxes, with selections depending on harvest–but you can expect “a mix of strawberries, zucchini, new potatoes, green onions, carrots, beets, peas, beans, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, garlic, muskmelon, and watermelon.”

The small box is $25, the regular is $50, and the large is $75. You can order extra flats of Ontario strawberries too. And thanks to a friend, I had some today. None finer.

Raspberry, blueberry, and mixed-berry flats are coming in late July.