Up close with Ontario Farmers

After studying Food & Farming at Durham College for 2 years and then working under a well-known farming family, I decided to get up close with some of our farmers and shine a little light on who grows food in Ontario.  When we eat local, who is the actual person behind the shovel?  Who is watering,…

Grow. Cook. Eat.

BASIL This feature provides a fantastic salad we can create with local Ontario produce but also ‘how’ this herb is grown and can you DIY in your own backyard or community garden? Today we focus on basil and make a quick recipe from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table cookbook. GROW. Basil is a very popular herb…

Farmers’ Market Season – Tips!

Friends!! The time has come yet again to grab our reusable bags and pockets full of cash to head over to all the markets across the GTA.  Farm Fresh produce, artisan food products and the chance to meet your farmers is an awesome opportunity to take advantage of this summer. Ontario can have sporadic weather…

What does “Eat Local” mean?

Local. Local. Local.  Definitely a buzz word as of late and definitely a trend I hope gains way more traction as consumers begin to understand what it means to eat local.  There are different definitions for what “local” means and I’m hoping to share some thoughts. Local can mean within your City.  For example Toronto…