I went to check out Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market yesterday.
It's one of four new Farmer's Markets that's popped up in Toronto
this year. (It reads est. 2007 on the brochure.)
Like many of our
guest blogger correspondents across Canada, I love Farmer's
Markets. What's not to love? There's fresh fruit, friendly farmers
and generous samples.
Trinity Bellwoods in an all-organic market whose mandate is to
promote local and urban sustainable agriculture. Scott Ciniello,
the market manager of Trinity Bellwoods Farmers Market, told me he
wanted to leave the world a better place for his two-year-old
The market is small but is set up to meet all your
You could start with fair trade coffee from Alternative
Grounds, or if you're not a coffee drinker, organic tea from
Tealish, and some awesome granola from The Local
Café (I had some for breakfast today).
For lunch you could dine on some beautiful artisanal bread from
Alchemy Baking Co. and lovely artisanal sheep's milk
cheeses from Monforte Dairy. Then for dinner you could
have a huge salad, followed by these sun-kissed strawberries from
Quinte Organic Farmers Co-op.
I'm off to New York this afternoon so I couldn't buy
everything I wanted but I'll definitely be going back. Eating local
and organic just makes sense, so get out to your local Farmers
Markets and enjoy all that Canada has to offer. (OK, I'm getting
off my soapbox now.)
If you haven't already, be sure to check out these posts from
our blog correspondents:
Calgary's Millarville Farmer's Market
Owen Sound Farmer's Market
Trout Lake Farmer's Market Vancouver
Ontario's Keady Market
For those of you who are interested, here's a list of farmers markets in
Posted: Wed, Jun 27 2007
by Catherine Jheon
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