Do you find your thoughts-and tastebuds-shifting from recipes with tomatoes and basil to ones with heartier fare, such as roasted butternut squash with garlic, or maybe pumpkin pie? Toronto’s markets will provide you with the freshest and most varied selection of all ‘the classics’ of fall, plus many less easily found items.
Quite a few of the seasonal farmers’ markets wrap up in October. Be sure to check our List of Markets page for end dates, and look up your nearest year-rounder to keep the market habit going.
Market organizers would love your feedback. Help out by completing a short online survey sponsored by the Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network and you could be the winner of $100 worth of vouchers to spend at your favourite farmers’ market. Here’s the link to the survey: www.canview.com/3704
The Canadian Organic Growers invite you to celebrate Organic Week, from Thanksgiving to World Food Day (October 9-16). There’s a photo exhibit at Metro Hall, a benefit concert for COG and the Withrow Farmers’ Market October 14, and more. For details, visit www.cogtoronto.org.
We’re repeating this from our September post, keeping October 25 in mind:
With elections approaching in Toronto, work is underway to get food on the agenda. FoodShed is one of the groups building connections among people who are interested in local, sustainable food issues. To learn more, visit www.pushfoodforward.com
Another idea source is Sustain Ontario: