The last Bernadin canning workshop was a great success as Emerie whipped up peach and blueberry jam as well as brandied pears. The crowd loved the demos and the samples. If you’re one of those who have been thinking about attending, but chicken out at the last minute – well get over it and get yourself to the Danforth Mennonite Church for the next workshop on September 14th when Emerie will take on tomatoes and salsa.
This week at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market
You do not want to miss the market this week when we host our 2nd annual corn boil. The corn is perfect this week. The only thing that could make it better would be a perfect juicy peach – and you’re in luck because there will be plenty of perfect peaches too.
Do you or someone you know have some time on Thursday afternoons to make some cold hard cash? Our barricade boys are back to school so we’re looking for people who can set up barricades, monitor them and take them down Thursdays 1:30-7:30 until October 20th. The pay is $50 per day. Contact Mary Margaret (416-693-9276 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to join the crew.
Rezoning Application – Danforth and Woodbine
Thanks to Heather for passing along this application to rezone 2057 Danforth. This hole in the streetscape has been the subject of much discussion around this neighbourhood. The application is for a new 12 story mixed use building with 141 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor as well as parking below. Long time DECA diaries readers will remember this link to a historic look at this site from the Torontoist blog.
I’ve heard only rave reviews about this new shop on the Danforth west of Woodbine on the south side of the street. First off, DECA and especially our Farmers’ Market team (the farmelicious femmes as they like to call themselves) would like to thank Eric and Brian from Better Bulk for sponsoring our movie night last week with popcorn!
Funky and ultra clean, items are affordable with no excess packaging and lots of organic and fair trade choices. Suggestions and orders are welcome. I’m told that care is taken to handle the nuts and other allergens so as not to contaminate other items.
Here’s what people are saying:
“Did you know they carry Harmony Organic Milk? Now I don’t have to traipse over the to the Big Carrot!” – Rebecca
“I gave my neighbour some Turkish Delight and he went crazy wanting to know where I got it.” – Pat
“Those guys in the bulk store are soooo nice and their stuff is sooo cheap – look I got all this candy for $1.50!” – Liam