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Live a Summer Lifestyle with Farm Fresh, Local Food Just Picked! or Better Yet, Pick-Your-Own!

“Good things grow – and taste great – in Ontario!”

5 good reasons to celebrate the summer with fresh, high-quality foods grown and produced in Ontario!

Fresh and tasty – Local farm fresh produce ripens naturally before it is freshly picked!

Provides more nutrition – Food freshly picked and naturally ripened gives you maximum nutrition, vitamins, iron, and minerals.

Helps make Ontario a better place – By buying locally, you are helping to make Ontario a better place to live, work and play!

Connects us to the farms and people who produce the food we eat – It is important to understand where and how our food comes to us, care about those who grow it, and the importance of farming to our economy.

Makes us feel good! – Buying food products close to home is good for the environment because it reduces pollution from extra packaging and transportation.

Local meat & produce
Find fresh meat and and locally grown produce at our neighbourhood stores, such as:

  • Meat on the Beach (1860 Queen St. E)
  • Chopping Block (2256 Queen St. E)

Local farmers’ markets

  • Birchcliff Village Farmers Market
    St. Nicholas Church, 1512 Kingston Rd, 416-819-1590
    Fridays, 3-7 pm, www.marketsbythebluffs.com
  • East York Farmers Market
    East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave
    Tuesdays, 8 am-2 pm (until November 4)
  • East Lynn Park Farmer’s Market
    East Lynn Park, Danforth Ave. just west of Woodbine
    Thursdays, 3-7 pm
  • The Friends of Riverdale Farm’s Farmers’ Market
    Winchester St. at Sumach St 416-961-8787
    Tuesdays, 3-7 pm

For a yummy Strawberry Soup recipe see page 9.
The best time for seasonal fresh produce can be found on page 13.

The joy of pick-your-own
Ontario has a great number of farms that allow you to “pick-your-own”. Gather up the family for a country drive and your seasonal fresh choices. For more information, visit:
www.harvestcanada.com
www.foodland.gov.on.ca