DECA News, and Market this week: chocolate, music, and all your gardening questions answered!


Thank you to everyone who came out to our virtual public board meeting on Tuesday night. Minutes from the meeting will be available on the About Us page by the end of the week.

We hope you had a great time at the Arts Fair this past weekend– we sure did! A huge thank you to Shawna Cotton and team for pulling off another amazing fair. From the live music to the kids activities and food to the incredible roster of artists, it was a truly extraordinary and fun event!

Are you interested in what goes on in our neighbourhood at the city planning and developing level? Consider joining our Visioning Committee, or at least signing up for their mailing list to find out about public meetings. Email

Market this week

It’s time to start stocking up for winter! We have lots of great farm fresh produce for you to freeze, dry or store (more on that next week). And this week our local business popup vendor is Sandee’s Chocolate and Biscotti with treasures like this to enjoy:

For the kids, we’ll have Lane School of Music instrument petting zoo, and face painting starting at 430.

In the community booth, the Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your fall gardening questions.

See you at the market!

Market this week: Community Fridges, art, music, shortbread!

We are coming up on the first day of fall, and the beautiful produce at the market is abundant! Let’s share some of the harvest this week with Community Fridges, back at the market for another collection visit.

We will also have art projects with Create Art Studio, a musical instrument petting zoo with Lane School of Music, and delicious shortbread from our local business popup, Grandma Betty’s Baking!

So bring your non-perishables for donation and we’ll see you at the market!

Market this week: Create, SURJ, tasty autumn food!

Delicious fall produce is here at the market along with our usual great vendors – check the list posted below for our rotating vendors.

In the Kids’ Tent

Join Create Art Studio at the kids tent and enter our Paw Patrol colouring giveaway for a chance to win a Paw Patrol movie prize pack!

In the Community Tent

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) will be in the Community Tent with more information about the rally to support Grassy Narrows. You can find more info from SURJ here:

Videos and Articles 
Articles on recent mercury study and here. And on recent rally and Land Alliance here and here.

September 27th 

RSVP here –

Sign the Petition to say No Mining On Anishinaabe Territory

September To-Do’s: Volunteer with DECA, come to the market, follow the Story Trail!

Rocking a tuned up bike, a glitter tattoo and some handmade streamers!


A huge thank you to our volunteers and sponsors for making Bike Day at the Market a hit! 32 Spokes was hopping with all the bike tuneups, Our Greenway got to show cargo bikes to most of the neighbourhood (rough estimate) and the farmers saw the most business they’ve had all summer.

Volunteers needed!

We are currently in need of volunteers to help set up the market, Thursdays 130-3pm and to work the kids’ tent, 3-5 pm. You can sign up for a slot here:

The Danforth East Arts Fair is still looking for volunteers as well. Their signup is here:

The market this week

Kids’ Activities: Rithmetic math puzzles and games will be back in the kids’ tent, along with fun for the little ones with Fun with Music Together and button-making

Community Booth: Woodgreen community services will be on hand to answer market-goer questions.

Popup Vendor: Flavourfull is back with savoury pantry treats!

Crooked Farmz compost tea will be at the market for the last time this season. Make sure to pick up some of their liquid gold for your garden!

Story Trail is HAPPENING!

The DECA Story Trail is in full swing and the prizes are flowing to those who have completed this free, family scavenger hunt along the Danforth!
If you aren’t already playing along, grab a map at the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market Thurs 3-7pm or at any participating retailer and get hunting! Prizes will be awarded each week until October 12 (our last market)
Five families last week won these great prizes: