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We are excited to have four local organizations at the market this week.

  • Fresh Paint Studio will be in the Kids’ Tent with a spin art activity and pet rock painting from 4:30pm-6:15pm.Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe is a creative community space focused on nurturing creative ideas and sparking artistic imagination in both kids and adults. You can find them on Instagram and Twitter: FreshpaintstudioTO and on Facebook
  • East End Family Wellness will be in our Community Wellness tent. Recently opening their doors at 1250 Woodbine Ave, this clinic offers chiropractic, massage therapy and naturopathic care. From newborns to grandparents, they will provide you with knowledge, resources, and a variety of services that allow your family to grow and thrive.  Stop by their tent to check out a few of the fun exercises they’ve brought to help with brain development for kids and the young at heart!  Also be sure to fill out a ballot for their gift basket giveaway!Find them at on Facebook or on their website
  • The Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, a multi-faith spiritual congregation will be in attendance as well. They are online at NUUC.ca
  • Ward 32 Spokes will be on hand from 3-6:30 to do light tune-ups on your bike.
And finally, here is some inspiration for your market dinner care of market organizer Rebecca: Salad strawberries from Godelie, arugula from Schoolgrown, spinach and ricotta crepes, fresh bread with fennel hummus and a rose from 13th Street.

Market meal inspiration.

Send us your market meal via Facebook or leave a comment below and we’ll share in one of our upcoming blogs.
The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 7 – October 11 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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Summer’s starting to hit its peak, but there’s lots of fun ahead yet at our park! For starters, this Thursday is movie night. Hosted by Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon, the Peanuts Movie will start at 8:30 p.m. It’s a family-friendly flick, so don’t miss it. And no need to make your own popcorn, it’ll be on sale during the screening.

Not able to make the movie? Don’t worry, there’s lots of great entertainment happening at the Market, like a live performance from Sonshine and Broccoli, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Toronto Public Library will have stories for the kids starting at 4:30 p.m. and DesignNook will be running bubble craft activitiesvisit their booth (and ask them about their newest Nook opening on our stretch of the Danforth).

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For your sipping pleasure! 

All our awesome farmers will be on site selling delicious produce, meats, baked goods and more this week (don’t miss the peaches! They’re perfection right now), including wineries Rancourt and Creekside.

A wellness break

Come and talk to Pegasus Dance Studios between 4:30 and 6:30 on the benefits of Dance in your child’s life. Not only is dance beneficial for physical  development but did you know that emotional, social and cognitive attributes also can be linked to dance! Pegasus will help you find the best extra-curricular activities for your child to keep them happy and healthy this fall,  in the Danforth East Area.

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Got an old car seat? 

Plus, are you looking to get rid of your old car seat? Don’t leave it on the side of the curb, come learn about a unique car seat recycling program that will soon be coming to our neighborhood care of Silly Goose Kids & Merrily Merrily.  Red Propeller is a social enterprise that helps Ontario families recycle their kids’ car seats but also provides work to those facing barriers to employment. Talk about a great opportunity to teach your lil’ environmentalist-in-the-making all about recycling. Check out the poster below for the full details about upcoming drop-off dates and locations. (Please don’t lug your car seats to the market this week as the Red Propeller crew will only be on hand to answer questions, the two drop off dates are in September.)

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And, of course, swing by the DECA booth to learn more about our work in the community and how you can be a part of it.  There’s so much more to come at our Market in the weeks to come–but this one’s going to be a highlight of the seasonsee you there!

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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Three sure signs of summer: 1) the scorching 30 degree + temperature on Monday (coincidentally the first official day of summer), 2) school lets out this week and 3) our amazing East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from 3-7:00 p.m.

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If you haven’t yet made it out to the market, this is the week to go! Here is a line-up of things to see and do:

  • PlayFit for Kids: Oaks ‘n Acorns and CareerFit Mom are joining forces at the market!  They’ll be running PlayFit activities for families including obstacle courses, parachute play, and games to get your heart pumping and happy endorphins flying! This activity kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
  • Origin Wellness: Enjoy a complimentary chair massage and chat with a naturopathic doctor from Origin Wellness between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Meet Karen Seymour, RMT and Sarah Grammaticos, ND, to discover how they can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • DesignNook Crafts: Kids can join the talented team from DesignNook between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. to create some crafts to officially kick-off summer!

And we be remiss if we didn’t mention the final showdown that is expected at the market this week. The Table Tennis for Tuition ping pong tournament, a fundraiser for a joint DECA and Scadding Court Community Centre student scholarship, wraps up this week.  We have already awarded the first recipient of the scholarship to Chantelle. You can read more about her in a previous DECA Diaries post or come meet her in person at the tournament this week. The final match will be played around 6:00 p.m. and the fun continues until we’ve crowned our DECA champions. It’ll be a great night so come cheer on the finalists. Donations to the scholarship fund are also welcomed.  Check out some of action shots of players over the weeks below courtesy of Stephen Caissie.

 

Finally, mark your calendar for next week as DECA celebrates PRIDE at the Market on June 30th. In addition to all the usual market fun, Silly Goose Kids will be leading a Pride-themed craft. Hope you can join us! Learn more about DECA Pride at http://deca.to/pride and watch for details in next week’s blog post.

See you at the market!

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A big thank you to everyone who came out last week to celebrate the grand opening of the East Lynn Farmers’ Market.

Councillor McMahon talking about path plans.

Councillor McMahon talking about path plans.

Hoopsonic Amy in action!

Hoopsonic Amy in action!

One of the most wonderful things about the Danforth East community is the passion that our community members have for the neighbourhood. Many of our market goers stopped by the DECA booth to join in the conversation and have their say on alternatives to the current path placement in East Lynn Park. This is helping us move toward a community consensus of what we want for our park going forward.

While you’re exploring this week’s market we have some great activities in store for you:

Community booth:
D on D Dental will have a colouring activity for kids and a raffle along with some info for your family’s dental and oral health.  We are grateful to D on D for sponsoring the market this week as well! 

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Children’s activity:
The Toronto Public Library will be holding storytime for the kids in the crowd, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Wellness booth:
Accept Wellness will be sharing how you can enhance your health and bring out your natural beauty with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Naturopathic Doctor, Nana Jokura will be offering complimentary mini-consultations from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Nana Jokura

See you Thursday!

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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East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market:

Fresh fruit is still in season!

Fresh fruit is still in season!

Local Deal AlertMelanie’s Bistro is waiving the corkage fee on B.Y.O.W on Thursday’s.  All you have to do is buy your wine from the market and purchase an entree. What a wonderful idea!

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Visit the Community Booth this week where realtor advocate, Deb Dorsey, shares the value of our neighbourhood, providing sales statistics for each street.  She’ll be offering tips on a home tune-up and what needs to be done  to prepare it for sale, in order to achieve the best return on your investment.

The Wellness Booth this week will be Ankh Yoga & Origin Wellness.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 5 – October 9 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.

 

 Danforth Mosaic BIA Looking for Input

The Danforth Mosaic BIA marketing committee wants your help! Participate in a one hour workshop on Thursday, Sept 11, 7pm @ Red Rocket Coffee to help define what makes our hood special. Refreshments will be served. More information on attached poster, including RSVP details.

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Farmers’ market starts this week!

It’s time to welcome back our favourite crop of farmers!  The East Lynn Farmers’ Market opens this Thursday, June 6th.  That’s the “when”, now we will answer the what, who, how, and why…

What’s on this week at the Market?

At the Kids’ Korner this week, we’ll have the face-painters starting at 4:00 p.m..  Our friends from Silly Goose Kids will be at the park from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and we hear that they might have some storytelling and other fun planned!  New this year will be the BINGO Scavenger Hunt were kids get to learn about what veggies are in season each week for a chance to win $5.00 in ‘market bucks’. Visit the folks at the Kids’ Korner for more details (they’re the ones under the red tent).

Who puts on this market?

DECA works with MyMarket to put on the market each week.  DECA looks after events, volunteers and some of the marketing while MyMarket takes care of the farmers.  MyMarket certifies that the farmers at our market sell only what they produce.   Their mission is to build community through connecting real farmers to the urban marketplace, which we think is ideal!

How can you get involved?

First and foremost, come to the market and buy food from our farmers!!

Some volunteer opportunities are still available so if you want to know more, here is our post about volunteering from April.

We’re also looking for some photos of the market.  Each week we’ll profile the pictures you submit on this Blog and our Facebook page.  Toward end of the season we’ll have an online contest were people can vote for the photo that best captures the essence of the market.  Prizes to be announced later in the season!  Email submissions by clicking here. (If you are sending photos of people, please make sure you have their permission, particularly kids!)

Why is the Grand Opening next week?

We need a week to get up and running before we roll out the red carpet to really kick off the season.  Stay tuned for more details on the Grand Opening Celebration taking place next week (June 13, 2013).

The East Lynn Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave.

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