Succulents, Maple Water and Fresh Fruit – Oh My!

The Summer Mrkt at Yorkville Village has this and more!

Have you checked out the Farmer’s and Artisan Market at Yorkville Village yet? The Summer Mrkt at the courtyard location, at 136 Yorkville Avenue is filled each Wednesday with local produce, freshly baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses, VQA wines, jams and preserves and other upscale treats, as well as products from local makers which are all unique and intriguing. Each week features new vendors and live entertainment. Check out a few of them below!

Sonic Bloom Succulents “Fabulous Flora” is owned by Judyth Zrobok, who is an avid greenthumb, but recognizes that not everyone is. Selling succulents in interesting planters (the dinosaurs sell fast!), I am happy to hear that they are hard to kill. Easily explained, “They are desert plants, and do best in a dry habitat with good air circulation.  This is why we only make open terrariums, closed terrariums promote high humidity, which may be good for some tropical plants, but are certain death for succulents.  Succulents like indirect sunlight and lots of it.  A spot next to a sunny window or skylight is best.” Sonic Bloom Succulents will be at the Mrkt three Wednesdays in August.

Berry Fresh Fruit Co. prides themselves on bringing the absolute freshest Ontario produce from local farms into Toronto for the Summer Mrkt. “We aim to provide you and your family with quality, fresh-picked, local produce straight from the farm to your table. Our goal is to support local farmers, while educating Torontonians about the huge variety of produce that Ontario has to offer.” And Matt Yoannou, of Berry Fresh Fruit Co. has an answer to most questions, but couldn’t answer what makes the purple asparagus purple (looking it up, it seems that there is no explanation, it just is).  Berry Fresh Fruit Co. is at the Mrkt weekly.

If you find ordinary water boring, come and visit the Sapsucker Maple Tree Filtered Water stand at the Mrkt. Offering the same hydration benefits as water, maple water also has added unique nutrients (46 minerals and antioxidants), and a hint of maple sweetness. Packaged in tetra packs, it is easy to take on the go.   Sapsucker representative Dawn tells me that people are using maple water in the kitchen. It can be substituted for ordinary water in almost any recipe. “Heat brings out the sweetness of maple water.” Delicious! Intrigued? Visit their stand in August!


The Yorkville Village Summer Mrkt is located in the outdoor courtyard of The Lane, at 136 Yorkville Ave. (just east of Avenue Rd.), each Wednesday from 11am – 3pm. The Market will run until August 30.