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Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:58:55 +0000


Tiffinday - Indian food delivery

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:05:56 +0000

Indian meal delivery with an eco-conscious and social justice focus.

Meals, prepared by new comers to Canada, are delivered in tifins, reusable metal containers, by electric rickshaw bike (or low emission car during the winter months). On days when they are over capacity they also outsource deliveries to Good Foot Delivery.

Enter your postal code in the side bar of their site to see if they deliver to your area. You can also taste their food at Withrow park, Leslieville and Apple tree farmers' markets.

Sosnicki Organics

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 05:16:47 +0000

I've been buying produce from Ben almost weekly for the past few years at Dufferin Groves farmers' market. He brings Cabbage and potatos into the city all year round and an ever expanding variety of other produce in the summer from his family run farm in norfolk county.

What I believe is a testament to the quality of their produce is the shelf life I experience with their food. Their vegtables just seem to stay fresh in the fridge longer than when I've bought the same items from stores. They also happen to offer great prices. Their red peppers In particular seem to cost much much less than the grocery stores.

They also run a great blog that provides a city-dwelling market goer like me a much deeper respect and understanding of what goes into getting tasty organic veggies in my mouth, as well as great recipe ideas.

Akiwenzie's Fish & More

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 17:53:05 +0000

Akiwenzie's Fish brings Toronto some of the best and probably the freshest wild fish one can find in the city. It's a small family run business that sustainably fishes lake trout and white fish in the deep waters of Georgian Bay. Andrew and his wife Natasha give a nice overview of what they do in the beginning of this video.

They frequently bring their fresh and smoked fish to both the Dufferin Grove Farmers' market and the Wychwood Barns market. Check their blog to see if they will be coming on any particular week. For a long while I was hooked on their smoked fish. I'd get one religiously every week. Then I tried their fresh fish for a house meal and it was evident to all it was some of the tastiest fish we'd ever eaten.

Dufferin Grove Park Farmers' Market

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 18:09:38 +0000

Every Thursday from 3-7 all year round Dufferin Grove park hosts their famous farmers' markets. The park makes it's own fresh wood-oven baked bread and serves delicious 2.50$ chili in addition to welcoming in numerous famers from the GTA.

This market is where I discovered how good food should taste and has been one of my important weekly rituals since 2002.

Aside from being a great place to pick up fresh, organic, local ingredients, it's a wonderful place go for a meal with lots of veggie and vegan options. There are vendors with crêpes, ethiopian, roti, tacos, ice cream and baked goods.

In the summer crowds gather on the hillside to share a few market treats, hula-hoop, play music and enjoy the sun. In the winter people huddle up on the benches inside and sip hot chocolate.

A list of farmers and a map showing where they are located can be found here. The Friends of Dufferin Grove also publish weekly market notes that highlight some of the food that will be available each week here.

ChocoSol Traders - Pedal powered, Stone Ground, Whole Food Chocolate, baby.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 04:53:44 +0000

Chocosol is a small chocolate company that makes all other chocolate seem inferior. They've truly gone the distance to provide quality ethically produced food. They've gone to Mexico to make direct relationships with Cacoa growers. They call what they do 'horizontal trade' as they aim to go above and beyond the rules of free trade.

They produce slow food. Rather than opt for the extreme mechanized process of mass produced chocolate, they use relatively simple pedal-powered machinery and mortar and pestles to produce chocolate made with nourishing ingredients.

They then carry their chocolate to farmers' markets around the city on bike trailers.

Bring your own bag when you buy their chocolate or cup for the chocolate drinks and you will probably get bonus chocolate.

All our food should have this much love put into it.

The fresh veggies

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:29:53 +0000

Bob Baloch used the Farm Start program to get his urban farm going. You can find his tasty produce can be found at the Sorauren farmers market.

Westend Food Co-op - Sorauren Farmers' Market!

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:15:17 +0000

The aim of the Westend Food co-op is to foster a local community food culture.

They have now opened a store at Queen and Dufferin and have been running the Sorauren Farmers' Market for some time.

They are also contrubuting to the local food culture through workshops, such as the community canning project:

Visit the farmers' market at Sorauren park Mondays from 3-7(4-7 in the winter) at Sorauren park.