The Peterborough Downtown Market is very excited that Dahn is returning next week to be our Guest Chef. I have re-posted the entry from last year's visit in anticipation! Come on down next Wednesday to try out to some of his famous & delicious vegan treats, and learn how to prepare some of the great foods at market in new & interesting ways:
roasted peaches atop of a fresh baked summer squash scone
Produce donated from Downtown market vendors . . . muse. inspiration. ingredients
Gazpacho made from heirloom melons, peaches & tomatoes
Rainbow Chard stems diced. Sliced white wonder cucumber
A delicious pate made from sprouted sunflower seeds, tvp & fresh herbs was placed on top . . . .
Here are some of the ingredients for the pate. Dahn sprouted the sunflower seeds in his apt over the last three days . . . Basil!
This week at the Downtown Farmers' Market, the tomatoes are starting to roll in. Come down early to get yourself a basket of brightly coloured and delicious heirloom tomatoes! You can also pick up some fresh baked bread & goat's cheese or chevre and feast on toasted tomato sandwiches all week long.
Of course, there is also tonnes of prolific produce at market right now. It is the season of plenty, so come down & buy a bushel and get home & start canning, freezing or dehydrating. There will also be a draw to win a basket of fresh market goodies. Come down & enter to win some of the best groceries you could imagine.
Support Toronto Farmers' Markets! Sign the petition! Mayor Ford and some City councillors want to increase user fees across Toronto for many important services and programs.Sign a petition to help stop fee increases for Farmers' Markets. Any increase in the cost to Toronto Farmers' Markets may put farmers in a position where they can no longer participate. Please send a message to Mayor Ford and your councillor telling them to keep fees to Farmers' Markets low. Farmers' Markets make Toronto a greener and healthier City. Toronto residents benefit from fresh seasonal food brought directly to their neighbourhoods and the markets encourage people to participate in their communities and meet their neighbours. The environment benefits when food travels a shorter distance, using less fossil fuel and less packaging. Markets support and encourage family farmers. Increasing the costs of running farmers’ markets will make it prohibitive for farmers to attend. It is already difficult enough for farmers to earn a living at markets. Farmers' Markets contribute a lot to the City, the environment, our neighbourhoods and the local economy. We the undersigned are asking that Mayor Ford and Toronto City councillors:
Do not vote to increase costs for Farmers' Markets. Instead please work to reduce barriers;
Facilitate space in parks, parking lots and other suitable locations;
Keep fees low to market organizers and vendors; and,
Want to feel confident about the process of preserving fruits & veggies that are so abundant at this time of year? Both sweet and savory recipes will be demonstrated and sampled. Each participant goes home with a cloth tote bag, recipes and safe canning information.
Date & Time: September 13th - 6:00pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Emerie Brine, Bernardin
Location: Knox United Church
Please register with the Learning Source office by 12pm on Tuesday Sept. 6th.
Phone: 705-743-2141 ex. 3
In Person: 251A Charlotte St.
On-line: www.learningsource.ca (follow the registration link)