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What’s On at the Saturday Farmers Market in March

These vendors found creative ways to package up their businesses

Customer paying with phone for packaged food at the market

Published on February 24, 2021

Well, here we are! Nearly a year to the date of you know what. Needless to say, this past year has been full of evolving and pivoting at Evergreen Brick Works and the Saturday Farmers Market. On behalf of the vendors, volunteers and all the market staff, thank you – for sticking with us through this journey and as we continue to navigate a foggy year ahead.

In opening the adapted Saturday Farmers Market as an essential service, we were able to once again able to provide people in Toronto with fresh food from Ontario farmers and producers. However, this left one group of our vendors behind. Our beloved ‘Local Food Court’, which brought delicious, fragrant and ready-to-eat meals to the market could no longer operate like they did at the regular market.

We want to highlight an invaluable and inspiring group of vendors that have had to seriously modify the way their businesses operated at the farmers’ market.

These vendors found creative ways to package up their businesses

TC Momos offers their incredible Tibetan style dumplings frozen and ready to cook at home, the perfect solution for a weeknight dinner when you just don’t want to cook (and you don’t want to cover another delivery fee either). Take them home with a jar of their homemade Momo Sauce or Spicy Pickled Daikon Radish – the markets team’s latest obsession!

Magic Oven has been offering their home-style preservative-free soups, stews and sauces available to heat and eat at home. With options like Chickpea Power Soup or Vegan Pulled Jack Fruit, these meals are ideal for actually eating lunch between meetings – instead of another piece of toast and peanut butter. No toast shame, but you deserve better!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fathima, representing Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee, also has her delicious creations available frozen and ready to cook at home. Find samosas, pakoras, sweet potato rolls and biriyani plates at her booth in addition to organic Sri Lankan cinnamon sticks. This cinnamon is the real deal! You will become a cinnamon snob after you smell this. 

Fathima is now offering authentic Masala Chai ready for take away to enjoy outside the market. This delectable drink is pretty much the equivalent to a warm hug!

Tapioca Toronto has got a new way for you to get your tapioca crepe fix from their new brick and mortar store at 1250 College St. At the market, you can still pick yourself up Raf’s edition of grab-and-go Brazilian snacks to enjoy while walking around the Brick Works! You’ll find veggie and vegan empanadas, tapioca cheese balls, mini quiches, fudgy tapioca brownies, and tamales topped with homemade chimichurri sauce.

Psst – the Saturday Farmers Market is looking for a few new vendors!

We are interested in hearing from farmers and growers specifically that specialize in growing a unique variety of vegetables and fruits. If the markets team feels you will be a good fit for the market and if there is space, they will reach out.

Interested vendors please fill out the Vendor Survey to begin your application.

We are all looking forward to the day we can once again pick up a hot breakfast or lunch after filling our market bags and find a cozy corner of the site to enjoy it. Until then, stop by the prepared food vendor booths to take a peek at what creative ways they have adapted this year!