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Neighbours, the time has come for the very last East Lynn Farmers’ Market of this season.

Today, we’ll have facepainting, friendly DECA volunteers at the DECA Table and reps from the City seeking input about the Danforth Ave Planning Study. Please make sure to come and support the farmers, even if you are unable to stay (or if it’s raining).

Come by and tell your favourite vendor how much you appreciate them!

As the market season comes to a close, we have to say thank you to all of our farmers and vendors who make the whole market possible, along with the folks at Farmers’ Markets Ontario and especially Yuri, our market manager. There are so many volunteers who we cannot thank personally, but huge shout out to the volunteers who staff the DECA table (who also help with set-up and clean-up and many other tasks!), the facepainters, the organizers, the bloggers, and the kind souls who cooked for the farmers this year – many of whom answered our desperate, mid-summer plea when we had a daunting number of empty slots. Our market is special because of all the love that goes into it, and in turn, all the love that comes out of it.

Special thanks to Alison McMurray and Rebecca Green, who are there week after week and who can be seen around 3pm and 7pm most Thursdays schlepping things up and down the hill from and to the shed (and answering questions like “Why is there no corn in June?” with a smile on their faces) and to Shelley Darling who books the community table, the bloggers and generally keeps track of who is where week after week.

See you today from 3-7 at East Lynn Park!!

  • Note: If you can’t make it today or would rather provide feedback to the City online, a feedback form is now live on the study’s website (www.toronto.ca/danforthstudy), with a deadline of October 23, 2017. All responses received will form part of the consultation related to the material originally presented to the community on September 14, 2017

 

 

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Join DECA Pride for our 2nd Annual Pride celebration on June 22 at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market! All are welcome.

In addition to our amazing farmers, food vendors and face painting, we’re planning:

Live Music featuring the Coe Hill Girls: 4:45-5:45

Kids sing-a-long with Christina W: 5:45-6:30

Arts & Crafts:
Silly Goose Kids: 4:15-5:15
Art Cave: 5:30-6:30

(times are estimates)

Plus a few other surprises! 

Brought to you by DECA Pride, an east-end LGBTQ+ group under the Danforth East Community Association (DECA).
This event is generously sponsored by Steve’s Quality Meats and Deli at 1938 Danforth.
Thanks also to Corbin Creative for the poster!

As with all events at the market, please remember to come and support the farmers – without them we have no market!



Table Tennis 4 Tuition #TT4T

Also happening at East Lynn Park on June 22 is the #TT4T finals happening at 6:00pm on the ping pong table! Come and cheer on your neighbours as they battle it out for a great cause: DECA’s Young Leaders Scholarship. 

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 1 – October 19 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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Thank you to everyone who attended, shopped, ate and enjoyed the activities at the Grand Opening of the market last week!  Every week in June we add more farmers to the mix as their produce becomes available, so be on the lookout for a few new vendors this week.

This week, Toronto Public Library are coming to the market with a 3D printing demonstration. And the Michael Garron Hospital will at the community booth sharing both health information and information on their upcoming (major) construction project.

If you are looking to get involved in the market we have two weekly volunteer gigs that we could use some help with.  The DECA Booth volunteer and cooks.  Check out the links provided to find out more about the roles and to sign up for a date!

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The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 1 – October 19 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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A few save the dates:

Our annual #DanforthEast Yard Sale will be June 10! Stay tuned for sign-up info.

Next public DECA Board meeting is April 20 from 7:30-9:30. The location is Sarah’s Cafe and Bar, in the back room, 1426 Danforth Ave at the corner of Monarch Park.

We’ll be hosting a meet & greet beforehand on April 20 from 7-7:30 for anyone who wants to come to do any/all of the following: say hello, chat about the neighbourhood, learn more about volunteer opportunities, sign up to be a member! Please email us to let us know you plan to come.

June 1st will be the opening of the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market! 

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While the DECA activity at the market is over a number of our vendors will still be coming this week to sell their wares (apples, squash and fries to name a few!)  If you weren’t able to make it out last week, please come out this week to say good-bye and say thank you for their contributions this season.  I’m sure they’ll appreciate your business!

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Over the years the market has become such a fixture in the neighbourhood for four months every summer. It’s easy to think that it just ‘happens’ now. But it doesn’t. Many volunteer hours and donations of services are provided each week to help ensure that the market runs smoothly.  So in addition to the many individuals and businesses named last week, we have a few more thank you’s to add this week.

The market organizing team, consisting of Alison McMurray, Rebecca Green, Shelley Darling, Nana Jokara, Diana Gonzalez and Nicole Bergot-Browning, will take about a week off before they begin planning next years market season. Our partners at Farmers’ Markets Ontario and FMO market manager, Yuri Fraser, help to ensure our market has certified local producers, deal with the fun stuff like permits and insurance and manage the weekly operations.

We were fortunate to have a team of people helping out with our blog updates this year.  Thank you to Sheri Hebdon, Sarah Hutchinson, Shelley Darling, Kate Nichols, Jen Rowe and Karolina Hordowick for helping to get the word out each week. We also had some generous sponsors and supporters pitch in to help bring more entertainment and animated fun.  Thank you to D on D Dental, Councillor Mary-Margret McMahon, MPP Arthur Potts and MP Nate Erskine-Smith for you contributions.

And finally, thank you to all of YOU, our shoppers, for supporting the market each week with your presence, your participation and your dollars!  Our market is only successful if people support the farmers whose livelihoods depend on us.

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While there are still  two more weeks of left of the East Lynn Park Farmers Market, for some of our farmers this will be their last week. Be sure say thank you for choosing our market to sell at each week!

A local vineyard will grace us with their presence for one last week. Stop by Rancourt Winery to sample their wears and stock your cellars until next year.

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This will also be the last week for our amazing team of volunteer face painters. We’ve enjoyed your artistic talents and your patience as you make magic appear on the faces of so many little ones each week. Be sure to wish them best of luck as they return to various schools across the country. Rabeea is attending the OCAD University, Kelly will be returning to York University, Doris and Zilin are heading back to Leaside High School, Maha goes to Monarch Park, Fiza is at University of Waterloo and Rebecca is off to UBC!

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We’d also like to express a huge thank you to our many, many volunteers that make the market happen each week.  This week, let’s thank our weekly cooks and DECA Booth Volunteers.

2016 Cooks: Susan & Bruce Croft, Deb Dorsey, Renee McKenzie, Ruth Heathcote (Wag on the Danforth), Alisa Metcalfe, Alison McMurray (The Ceili Cottage), Kirsten Hurd, Shelley Pogue, Sheila Colla, Susan & Brian Spratley, Nicola St. John and Melanie’s Bistro,

2016 DECA Booth Volunteers: Justine Saccomanno, Aris Englhard, Stephanie Vorstermans, Meghan Parks, Jennifer Jewell, Annette Bourque, Deb Dorsey (again!), Carolyn Rouse, Fahreen Ladak, Sheri Hebdon, Kendal Gerard (and wee Frankie Rose), Carrie MacMillan and Zoe Flatman.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 20 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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It’s Harvestfest at the East Lynn Farmers’ Market this Thursday, October 6th from 3-7 p.m.  Stock up on all your Thanksgiving produce, cheese, meats, breads, pies, maple syrup, honey, wine and pumpkins from our fabulous Farmers!  Stay and enjoy the band, the Turnups, and a performance by James FunnyHat.

If you’re looking for some recipe inspiration for the long weekend, here are a few of the ideas submitted by your neighbours:

Due to a rainy day last week, the City of Toronto Planners will be back again this week to talk about the upcoming Danforth Avenue Planning Study.

See you there!

P.S. Honeycrisp apples are here.

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The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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