February 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anne Freeman January 27, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

We’re jumping in early to let you know about some events of interest coming up for fans of markets and organic agriculture in February!

On Sunday, February 2nd, from 10am-2pm the good folks at Le Papillon on the Park will be cooking up over 1 tonne of French Onion Soup to dish out to the community for The Leslieville Farmers’ Market‘s third annual Souper-Bowl fundraiser in support of the market. Bring your own bowl & spoon or bring jars, buckets or whatever sized container you want to fill for the game or Super Bowl party. Pay-What-You-Can donations are gratefully accepted. There will also be the chance to win a weekly veggie box for a month care of Highmark Farm! Note that soup will be brewing outside, so dress warm!

The Guelph Organic Conference is on from January 30th-February 2nd, with a free tradeshow on Saturday and Sunday February 1st and 2nd. Lots of farmers will be heading out there, but there are workshops for home gardeners and organic enthusiasts of all types.

Back in TO later in the month, Canadian Organic Growers Toronto invites you to their 8th annual organic consumer conference The Organic Vision: In Search of Change. Keynote speaker this year is Woody Tasch, Founder and Chairman of Slow Money and author of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.  You can view the full roster of speakers at

The Organic Vision: In Search of Change
Presented by Canadian Organic Growers Toronto in association with The Big Carrot
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
University of Toronto Conference Centre
89 Chestnut St., Toronto
$65 ($85 after Feb. 15); COG members, seniors and students $55 ($65 after Feb. 15)
Organic lunch included!
Info and registration:  647-367-7706 or

January 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin January 9, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

Happy New Year Everybody!

Hope you are breaking out of hibernation and finding your way to some good eating at Toronto’s Farmers’ Markets! It may be the depth of winter, but there are lots to visit.

Down at the roundhouse, Steamwhistle Brewing is hosting a new Winter Farmers’ Market in January and February, every Sunday from 10-2.

Way uptown, check out York University’s market (YUM), on Thursdays from 11-3, January 9th to February 13th and February 27th to April 3rd, on the ground floor of the TEL building.

Other Winter Markets On Now:

Mondays: Sorauren Park
Wednesdays: Montgomery’s Inn (and the first Wed. of the month at UT Scarborough)
Thursdays: Dufferin Grove and Toronto Botanical Gardens
Saturdays: Evergreen Brick Works, St. Lawrence North and The Stop’s Green Barn Market

Please visit our List and Map of Markets for more details and links.