Harvests have been good, and the selection at Toronto markets is excellent, and varied. Check our List of Markets for locations and schedules of those that continue into winter, including some newly revised dates at markets where customers weren’t ready to quit at the usual end of the season.
What’s on the menu? It’s a great time to eat your greens, as crops like kale, chard and Asian greens grow best when it’s cool. Producers with greenhouses have more delicate leaves and sprouts as well. Apples, pears and cider are terrific (especially with some superb local cheese and bread). If you’re an omnivore, look for pastured meats and many specialty items, too.
Locavore author Sarah Elton just had a nice article on Root Cellars in The Globe and Mail, for those with the urge to stock up and den up, but you can also count on market farmers to do a good job of storing root vegetables for you for as long as their supply lasts.