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: