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Nathan Phillips Square Farmers Market opened today

midtowngirl Jun 5, 2013 09:50 AM

Weekly farmers market started today with about ten or so vendors. Lots of asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb, but also mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, bell peppers, cheese (Montforte), bread, butter tarts.

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    TeacherFoodie RE: midtowngirl Jun 8, 2013 05:13 PM

    Thanks for the info midtowngirl!

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      rstuart RE: midtowngirl Jun 8, 2013 05:41 PM

      Was very excited to.. picked up asparagus and rhubarb.

      1. midtowngirl RE: midtowngirl Jul 10, 2013 10:51 AM

        Lots more on offer now we're in July. Spotted today: raspberries, blueberries, apricots, cherries, more choices of leafy greens, zuchinni, beets, new potatoes and my personal fav - the first peaches & cream corn.

        During July & August there's also live music and food vendors. Burgers, peameal bacon on a bun, curry, jerk, corn and a new one this year - gourmet hot dogs. I settled on one of Mrs. Pondicherry's murtabaks for lunch today so will have to try a hot dog next week.

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          jlunar RE: midtowngirl Jul 10, 2013 01:53 PM

          Ooooh. Murtabak! Love their murtabak.

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            midtowngirl RE: jlunar Jul 10, 2013 01:56 PM

            I got two. One for lunch and second for a snack later.

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          principessa del pisello RE: midtowngirl Jul 15, 2013 09:31 AM

          Does anyone know if Ontario field strawberries are still available at this or any other farmer's market? I wanted to make some jam this weekend.

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            midtowngirl RE: principessa del pisello Jul 15, 2013 09:45 AM

            I did buy some strawberries last Wednesday, but they weren't as tasty as the ones I got earlier in the season.

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              rstuart RE: midtowngirl Jul 15, 2013 07:01 PM

              It's the ever-bearing variety now.. they aren't quite as nice, but I think would be fine for jam..

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                midtowngirl RE: rstuart Jul 17, 2013 09:36 AM

                There were still strawberries today, but as rstuart notes the ever bearing variety. New this week: sugar plums and peaches.

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            rstuart RE: midtowngirl Jul 24, 2013 04:15 PM

            The peaches are out!

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