September Highlights at the Farmers Market

Join us every weekend for a mix of fun family-friendly activities at the Evergreen Brick Works Weekend Farmers Market.  This month we are celebrating the best of September’s fruits and vegetables.

Featured Ingredient

Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomotoes. Vicky's Veggies.
Purple, green, yellow, orange, and red are not just colours of the rainbow but also represent colours of tomatoes that you can discover at our Weekend Farmers Market. Heirloom tomatoes have mostly been pollinated by insects or the wind without human interaction. Some seeds have been passed down through generations, while others have been nurtured and carefully selected over time for specific characteristics. Heirloom tomatoes represent the “true tastes” of tomatoes and exhibit a wide variety of flavours, colour, shapes, sizes, and textures, demonstrating a true taste of place.  

Featured Farmer

Vicki’s Veggies 
Tim Nixon and Vicki Emlaw manage a 20 acre certified organic farm in Prince Edward County.  Focusing on artisanal growing and specialty vegetables, they are best known for their incredible collection of hundreds of heirloom tomato varieties. Every year during the Labour Day weekend, Vicki’s Veggies also hosts their popular Heirloom Hurrah Tomato Tasting event. We encourage you to go, taste and learn about over 100 varieties and decide which one is your favourite. You can also find the seedlings at the Evergreen Garden Market in late spring.

Vicki’s favourite tomato the White Currant.  “It's the size of the tip of your baby finger and it is white and the sweetest tomato that exists in the world.  Usually the lighter the colour of tomato, the less acid so it's sweeter. Darker-coloured tomatoes like black ones are more acidic and have a heavier flavor."

Farmers Market Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 3

Music at the Market
Emily McCourt
Time: 10:00am–11:3 am
Location: The Pavilions

Sunday, September 4

Music at the Market
David Chandross
Time: 11:30am–1:00pm
Location: The Pavilions

Saturday, September 10

Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
The 7th Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival rides from Evergreen Brick Works to Prairie Drive Park.  Join us for the performances by Yuka vs Heavyweights Brass Band.  

Time: 11:00am–12:00pm

Sunday, September 11

Heirloom Tomato Tasting Party
Building upon Vicki’s Veggies annual tradition in Prince Edward County, Vicki Emlaw will be curating our very own Heirloom Tomato Tasting Party. Come to learn, taste, shop and vote for your favourite heirloom tomato!

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Pavilions
Cost: $5

Music at the Market 
Patrick O’Neill: In late 2009, 10 months after major aortic-valve surgery, Patrick began to teach himself to play the chromatic button accordion. His repertoire grows monthly and ranges widely including Canadian waltzes & jigs, Irish & Scottish airs & hornpipes, Playford dance tunes, new (and older) French musettes & Tango vals.

Time: 10:00am–11:30am
Location: The Pavilions

Saturday, September 17

Music at the Market
Don Stevenson
Don Stevenson and Lucio: Don Stevenson is a founding member and drummer of the legendary band "Moby Grape" out of San Francisco. Now living in Toronto, Don plays and sings original music as well as songs from the Moby Grape catalogue.​
 

Time: 10:00am–11:30am
Location: The Pavilions

Sunday, September 18

Three Sisters Garden Tour at Evergreen Brick Works|
Our 45 min tour lead by Lead Garden Isaac Crosby, will take you around to our various Three Sisters gardens on site. Issac is of first nations decent and is responsible for planting and maintaining the gardens here at Evergreen Brick Works. Here offers a fun, imaginative and hands-on experience. Come dressed for the weather, bring your questions and get ready to explore the world of Three Sisters Gardening.

Time: 11:00am & 1:00pm
Location: Welcome Cart in Pavilions
Cost: Suggested donation $5

Moyo Mutamba
Moyo Rainos Mutamba is a multi-disciplinary artist, community learning facilitator, speaker, researcher and PhD student at the University of Toronto. He is a musician, dancer and storyteller. Moyo performs with the band Nhapitapi Mbira, but can also be seen performing solo, weaving mbira tunes with ancestrally inspired vocal chants and lyrics.

Time: 11:30am–1:00pm
Location: The Pavilions

Saturday, September 24

Music at the Market
Kathryn Berry: is a Canadian singer/songwriter: Sarah McLachlan meets Shakira, The Cranberries with Natalie Merchant (10, 000 Maniacs). The sound is urban, folk pop. Kathryn was voted into the top twenty-five in Montreal, Canada in the Best New Artist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Searchlight Competition in 2013 and 2014. She received a FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings with support from Canada's Private Broadcasters – ya, that’s radio) demo grant for the song On The Edge of Infinity, produced by Sule Heitner (La Voix quarter finalist 2015) in 2014 and another FACTOR demo grant in 2015 for Come In, both released on her debut EP, Beauty of the Brave, spring 2016. 

Time: 10:00am–11:30am
Location: The Pavilions

Sunday, September 25

Music at the Market
Friends of Marko: The Friends of Markos play an exciting and fun mix of Greek and Aegean-area music, focusing on rebetiko, a Greek style of urban folk that features catchy bouzouki leads and powerful nine-beat rhythms. The songs that the Friends of Markos play are sometimes light and sometimes dark, but the band’s friendly and engaging stage presence makes sure that everyone has a good time.

Time: 11:30am–1:00pm
Location: The Pavilions
 

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