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Dufferin Grove organic market (Toronto)

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Went to the Dufferin Grove organic market today.
http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/wik...

Toronto hounds, if you have not been, I would highly suggest you check it out. It was a great treat. In the space of about two hundred yards I was able to buy the following items:

-One of the best goat rotis I've ever had, as well as some Organic Dhal Puri Roti wrappers (if that's what they are called) from firestoker foods. http://www.firestokerfoods.com

-A 227g vacuum sealed bag of raw, organic cacao beans. (Not sure yet what to do with these. Any suggestions???) http://www.nujima.com

-Fresh baked and hot multigrain bread.

-A tiny watermelon (about the size of a 5-pin bowling ball) with bright yellow meat.

-Dried red cap mushrooms from B.C., sold here by http://www.wildfoods.com

-Unroasted fair-trade Columbian coffee beans. I'm really excited about these because I've never roasted my own coffee beans before. The folks who sold them to me -- http://www.kafuecoffee.com -- gave me full instructions, so I will give it a go this weekend and report back.

There was lots of other stuff (honey, olive oil, fresh pizza, veggies & fruit, meats, lamb burgers, teas, etc...), but I ran out of cash. I am definitely going back next week. (NOTE: It only runs on Thursdays, 3-7pm.

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And I just spotted this on their web site:

"The Dufferin Grove market’s annual Tasting Fair returns on Sunday, October 1st, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of sampling seasonal delights made by chefs, market farmers and vendors, and local enthusiastic cooks. Try as many tastes as you like at $2 each. There's room for more cooks on our list, so if you would like to help support the market and show off your culinary talents, we'd love to hear from you! Send me an email at market@dufferinpark.ca and we'll provide all the details."

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  1. Thanks for such a detailed post, ognir. I've been to Dufferin Grove several times. It's always a pleasure--small vendors proud of their products. If I lived closer, I'd be there more often. The Tasting Fair sounds great.

    1. What time is the market open from and to?

      What time is the Tasting Fair?

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      1. re: TOfoodie

        Those details are in the original post. :-)

        "...but I ran out of cash. I am definitely going back next week. (NOTE: It only runs on Thursdays, 3-7pm.)

        And I just spotted this on their web site:

        "The Dufferin Grove market’s annual Tasting Fair returns on Sunday, October 1st, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of sampling seasonal delights..."