Bike Day at the Market is almost here!

This Thursday, join DECA and 32 Spokes at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market from 3 til 7 to celebrate all things bike!

  • TDSB Active Transportation  will have activities and info on biking to school safely
  • Our Greenway will demo e-cargo bikes
  • Go Dutch Bikes will have tune-up lessons, games and prizes
  • 32 Spokes will do bike tuneups and helmet checks
  • DECA will do bike decorations, glitter tattoos, buttons, and a safety quiz with prizes from Cyclepath, Silly Goose Kids, and Carter’s Ice Cream
  • Market vendors will have deals for cyclists (wear your helmet or get your 32 Spokes sticker when you do the safety quiz) like free 1L cider with a $20 purchase at Warner’s Orchards, 10% off on Nepali Momos, or a free tote with purchase of a six-pack from Muddy York Brewery!

Don’t forget to drop off your DECA Story Trail map at the DECA tent to enter to win prizes!

Other market fun this week:

  • Community Booth: Master Gardeners on hand to answer your end-of-summer gardening questions
  • Kids’ Booth: Fun with Music Together with songs and dance for the little ones and stickers for your bikes!
  • Kidpreneurs: A & B Jewelry, Cositas Bonitas jewelry, and Hiveshare kids’ lemonade stand
  • Local Business Popup:  Borrel Fries

See you at the market!


Market this week: The Space, Kidpreneurs, Popsicles! (and next week: Bike Day)

This week

Our local business popup this week is the Pop Stand with their delicious handmade popsicles! Rotating vendors are Bata Maple Syrup and Beef, and Left Field Brewery.


This week at the market we’ve got a couple of really fun Kidpreneurs: Grow will be selling bookmarks, candles, bath salts and candy skewers and Happy Beaders will be selling jewelry. Our kidpreneurs pay a nominal fee to be at the market, and then share their profits with a charity of their choice. This summer we’ve been treated to all kinds of amazing kid-made treats and treasures! DECA is very grateful for the work of local author and financial literacy advocate Clifton Corbin for his organizing of the Kidpreneur program at the market.

Kids’ Tent

The Space  will be in the kids’ tent with some fun activities. They are currently registering for fall classes — they offer ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, acting, singing, and creative movement classes for children, teens, and adults.  Fall classes start in September. You can find The Space here:

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Bike Day at the Market

Next Thursday, August 31, DECA and 32 Spokes are excited to present Bike Day at the Market! Kids and grownups can bring their bikes and helmets for expert checks, make bike decorations and buttons, get glitter tattoos, and win prizes by doing a bike safety quiz. Prize sponsors are Carters’ Ice Cream, Silly Goose Kids, and Cyclepath.

Market this week: Community Fridges, music and shortbread!

Have you found all the critters on the DECA Story Trail yet? Come by the kids’ tent to get your souvenir button and prize entry!

Community Fridges TO is back for their monthly food collection. Please bring donations of non-perishables and personal care items. They are also happy to accept any market food — so maybe buy an extra basket of peaches for someone who needs it!

Lane School of Music will be in the kids’ area with their Instrument Petting Zoo. Find them on instagram or facebook

Grandma Betty’s Baking returns with delicious flavoured shortbreads: check out her website and instagram


See you at the market!

Ps a reminder that we are still looking for folks to help out with Bike Day! Email

Bike Day at the Market – Volunteers Wanted!

DECA Green and 32 Spokes are looking for folks interested in helping out with Bike Day at the Market! If you would like to run an event, contribute a prize, or otherwise volunteer, we would love to have you! Email to connect with us!

Market this week: popup flavours, kids’ fun, and all that good summer food!

Peaches from Warner’s are ridiculously delicious!

At this Thursday’s market you’ll find all kinds of delicious flavours, with returning popup Wholesome DeeLights Nut Butters and first time popup Flavourfull offering up tasty shortbread and raspberry hibiscus lemonade. Here’s a little more about Flavourfull:

Flavourfull is a brand new independent east-end business! Starting out with pop-ups and online, Flavourfull specialiizes in hard-to-find international and professional pantry goods. Delivering fresh, high-quality spices, top-rated international sauces and condiments, local favourites, baking ingredients and our handmade shortbread cookies right to your door.

Shortbread from Flavourfull

Community Booth

In our community booth, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) will be on hand to talk about their organization and local initiatives they are involved in.

Kids’ Tent

In the kids’ tent, we are welcoming back Rithmetic with math games and puzzles for kids. We will also have our DECA story trail fun activities!

Kidpreneurs this week will be The Baking Sisters and Tía Designs jewelry. Come out and support these creative kids!

See you at the market!