Local Art and Local Food

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Steve Caissie is a DECA member and volunteer and an artist.  He’s showing his latest work at the True Brew Cafe from now until September 30th.  True Brew is at 2116 Danforth (just east of Woodbine) and it’s a lovely little spot for a good cup of fair trade coffee and a delectable sweet treat.

East Lynn Park My-Market – Featured Farm – Godelie Family Farm

The Godelie Family Farm is owned and operated by Gary Godelie and his wife Blanche.  They bring beautiful strawberries, potatoes, corn and winter squash to our market every week.  Gary has been farming all his life, but acquired his own farm in 1981.  Fifteen years ago Gary began growing corn just so his kids could have a summer job selling corn at roadside stands.

A strong advocate of local food, Gary wants you to know that the potatoes you buy from him on Thursday afternoon were in his field that morning.   Those potatoes will be higher in nutrients than any potato you’ll find in any grocery store, and they’ll taste better too.  Don’t forget to purchase your pumpkins from Gary this fall—he’ll have all different shapes and sizes, and we’ll have them delivered to your door that evening!

Buying your produce at the East Lynn Park “My-Market” ensures you are purchasing your produce straight from the grower – not from a middle man as is often the case with farmers’ markets.  It also means the farmers can focus on growing vegetables for their quality and taste, not for sheer volume.

Need another good reason to shop at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market?  It keeps your money in the community.  The East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market now employs eight community members.  The farmers also donate many leftover perishable items to the Woodbine Heights United Church Food bank.

And speaking of the Market…

Let us send out a huge THANK YOU to True Brew Cafe (Danforth east of Woodbine) for the utterly delicious peach kuchen and to Small World Cafe (Danforth east of Coxwell) for the scrumptious peach cobbler at last week’s market.  These free treats were absolutely fabulous and helped make our peach fest a memorable event.  Check out both of these fantastic local cafes to taste more delectable dishes.

Unfortunately the weather poo pooed our movie night last week, but never fear, bring your popcorn bowls this week and settle in for movie in the park – take two.  Also this week – library story time!

Home Energy Audit Reminder

Save money, stay warm and help save the planet.  Come out to the home energy audit workshop – September 1st 7 -8:30 p.m. at Danforth Mennonite Church at 2174 Danforth Ave.  RSVP or get more information from Mary Margaret at 416-693-9276 or spargy@rogers.com.  You can also register at the DECA tent at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market.