2018 Farmers & Food Artisans

There are some great farmers and specialty foods at the market this year:

Ontario Wine & Cider
Flat Rock Cellars
The Good Earth Vineyard & Winery
Hinterland Wine Company
Ridge Road Estate Winery
Rosehall Run
Windswept Cider

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Beekeeper Brian Hamlin

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Beekeeper

Location: Apiaries around GTA

Description: Urban and rural beekeeper extraordinaire! Brian has several hives across Toronto, including the University of Toronto campus, Toronto Islands, and the Portlands.

Crops/products: Honey and handcrafted one-of-a-kind candles

Website: beehamlin.com

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Bob the Farmer (the fresh veggies)

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Vegetables

Location: GTA

Description:The Fresh Veggies is located in Brampton. Both of our grandparents were farmers and still today they own and operates farms. While growing up we use to spend our vacations with grandparents. We were always busy in exploring and experiencing the farm, life and people that surrounds them. That interest grew over years, and became a dream of being farmers.

Crops:Asparagus, Bean, Beet, Carrot, Collard Green, Kale, Melons, Microgreens, Okra, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Salad Mixes, Spinach, Strawberry, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes.

Website: Bob the farmer (the fresh veggies)

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cookstownCookstown Greens

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Organic Vegetables

Location: Thornton

Description: Southern Ontario’s source for premium organic produce. Offering a large variety of the best quality certified organic vegetables, greens, seedlings edible flowers and garnishes.

Crops: Organic greens, root vegetables, seasonal vegetables, winter squashes, edible flowers, and foraged garnishes

Website: cookstowngreens.com

Twitter: @CookstownGreens

Instagram: cookstown_greens

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danbrie.jpgDanbrie Farms

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Maple Syrup

Location: Milton

Description: Danbrie Farms is a Canadian producer of pure maple syrup and related maple products, located in the GTA.

Crops and products: Quality maple syrup and organic potatoes

Website: danbriefarms.com

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feast.jpg Feast of Fields Organic Orchard

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Organic Fruit

Location: St. Catherines

Description: In addition to wine grapes, Feast of Fields grows a variety of tender fruits.

Crops: apples, apricots, sweet and sour cherries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears (European and Asian), plums, raspberries, blackberries, currants, figs and other small fruit

Website: feast-of-fields.ca

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fiddleheadFiddlehead Farm

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Vegetables

Location: Prince Edward County

Description: Fiddlehead Farm has been growing vegetables on six acres in Prince Edward County since 2012.

Crops: Beans, beets, cabbages, carrots, celeriac root, ground cherries, herbs, melons, Jerusalem artichoke, onion, potatoes, peppers, rutabaga, summer squashes, winter squashes, tomatoes, and more!

Website: fiddlehead-farm.ca

Instagram: @fiddleheadfarmpec

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Home Sweet Farm

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Fruit and Organic Spices

Location: Erin

Description: Fruit orchard, vegetables, and cut flowers. All grown organically. Purveyor of Fairtrade & Organic certified spices

Crops and products: Fruits, cut flowers, garlic, and imported spices such as such as Ceylon cinnamon, cardamom, cayenne pepper, curry powder, coriander, vanilla beans and more.

Website: homesweetfarm.ca/

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Kendal Hills Game Farm

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Mushrooms and Meat

Location: Clarington

Description: Kendal Hills Game Farm is situated on 70 acres of rolling woodland in the ecologically sensitive Oak Ridges Moraine. Emily and Dave, their two kids and her parents, are working with the land to farm pasture-raised fowl and other livestock and to cultivate and wild-harvest gourmet mushrooms. Emily and Dave are committed to the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Crops and products: Mushrooms, chicken, turkey, quail, squab, duck, goose, pigs & rabbits.

Website: kendalhillsgamefarm.ca,

Facebook: kendalhillsgamefarm

Instagram: @kendalhillsgamefarm

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monforteMonforte Dairy

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Artisanal Cheese

Location: Stratford

Description: Plethora of real Ontario cheese

Products: Artisan goat cheese, cream cheese, soft-ripened cheese, and aged cheese

Website: monforteonline.ca

Instagram: @monfortedairy

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Murray’s Farm

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Meat, Eggs and Vegetables

Location: Cambridge

Description: Raises pastured heritage pork, poultry, and eggs; including a variety of market gardens.

Crops and products: heritage eggs, a variety of pork sausages, heirloom tomatoes, heritage potatoes, sweet corn and more

Website: murraysfarm.ca

Instagram: @murraysfarm

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organic vibesOrganic Vibes

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Vegetables and Preserves

Location: Brampton

Crops and products: Seasonal vegetables. Callaloo, scotch bonnet, black garlic, jerk sauce, hot sauce and preserves

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Soulgarden Farm 

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Berries and Vegetables

Location: York Region

Description: Soulgarden Farm is one of the largest scale growers of Golden Berries, and Gynura (Longevity Spinach) in southern Ontario. Golden Berries are commonly imported from Columbia and Peru and sold at grocery stores, while Gynura is hardly on the map. Both are extremely rewarding in terms of their health benefits and well suited for production in Ontario’s climate.

Crops: Sweet and Hot Peppers, Hybrid and Heirloom Tomatoes, Eggplant, Tomatillos, Golden Berries, and Potatoes. Also smaller crops of spring and fall vegetables like lettuce, leafy greens, beans, radish beets, and onions.

Instagram: @SoulgardenFarm 

Facebook: Soulgardenfarm

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The Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) 

Frequency; Occasional – Spring only

Type of Vendor: Vegetable landscaping

Location: Toronto

Description: The Backyard Urban Farm Company is an award-winning, family-run, organic vegetable landscaping company that builds, installs, plants, and maintains edible gardens for residential and commercial clients throughout Toronto. They ignite people’s passion for growing their own food and help them reconnect with nature.

Crops/products: Raised garden beds, as DIY kits or as BUFCO installed, wheelchair accessible garden bed, certified organic vegetable seedlings, certified organic worm castings, various gardening accessories such as Hoop Tunnel Kits for season extension, Critter Barrier Kits, Shade Cloth Kits.

Website: bufco.ca 

Instagram: @BUFCO

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Prepared Foods

Hiren&JohnnyBaha’s Food

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Snack food and gourmet sauces

Location: Toronto

Description: Hand-crafted samosas and gourmet hot sauces, mustard and ketchup

Products: Samosas: classic veggie mix, dosa, okra & potato, chorizo burrito & cheeseburger. Sauces: Wild Tang hot sauce, Conditous grainy mustard,  Baha’s Ketchup, Sweet Carolina Heat, & Painful Passion hot sauce

Website: bahasfood.com

Instagram:@bahasfood

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Hiren&JohnnyChocosol Traders

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Artisinal Fairtrade Chocolate

Location: Toronto

Description: ChocoSol is a learning community social enterprise that focuses on making the ‘food of the gods’ – commonly known as cacao – into stone ground, artisanal dark chocolate. We were founded in 2004 in Oaxaca, Mexico but have been based in Toronto since 2006.

Products: Chocolate, cacao products, coffee

Website: chocosoltraders.com/

Facebook: chocosoltraders

Twitter: @chocosoltraders

Instagram:@chocosoltraders

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Hiren&JohnnyDvourr

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Ready to eat food

Location: Toronto

Description: Carribean food

Products:  Warm jerk-marinated chicken topped with creamy apple slaw sweetened with local organic honey and all over top a fresh roti. Sweet cornbread pancake topped with buttermilk fried chicken and a local maple tobasco sauce. Jerk veggie wrap topped with creamy apple slaw and served inside a fresh roti. Made with all ethically sourced meats.

Website: dvourr.com

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Eastend Vegan

Frequency: Occasional

Location: Toronto

Description: Hand-crafted vegan, gluten-free and soy-free spreadable almond cheese.

Facebook: eastendvegan

Instagram: eastend.vegan

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Fit Cricket Nutrition

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Cricket protein

Location: Toronto

Description: Fit Cricket Nutrition is a cricket-based nutritional product. It is currently sold as protein bars and powder. Crickets offer super food levels of nutrition while requiring minimal resources to produce that.

Products:  Cricket-based protein bars and powder

Website: fitcricket.com

Facebook: fitcricketnutrition

Instagram:@fitcricketnutrition

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Gemaro Bakery

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Gluten-free Baked Goods

Location: Toronto

Description: Freshly hand-crafted artisanal bread, cookies, sweets and treats  that are vegan and gluten, nut and soy free

Products: Loaves, biscottis, tarts, cookies, shortbread, crostini and more

Website: gemarobakery.com

Instagram:@gemarobakery

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Le Ganuj

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Lebanese food

Location: Toronto

Description: Traditional Lebanese food, freshly made from scratch. Mom made.

Products: Hummus, Baba Ganuj, and Labneh (Strained Yogurt)

Website: leganuj.ca

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Malty and Hoppy Delicacy

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Artisanal jams and jellies

Location: Toronto

Description: Local craft beer is their motto! Malty and Hoppy offers delicacies with a beer twist by infusing their jams, jellies, and nuts with local craft beer

Products: Beer jelly, beer-infused jam, beer-infused sausages, beer-infused nuts, as well as beer-infused macaroons and chocolates

Website: maltyandhoppydelicacy.ca

Instagram: @maltyandhoppydelicacy

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Mama Linda’s 

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Filipino Cuisine

Location: Toronto

Description: Mama Linda’s offer homemade delicious flavours of the Philippines made with organic and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a wide range of flavours from sweet & sour, savoury, and sweet & spicy and discover the underrated cuisine of Asia.

Products: Filipino-style breakfasts, buko (coconut) pie, mung bean soup, humba (braised pork belly), pork adobo, shrimp curry and more.

Facebook: @mamalindasTO

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Manning Canning

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Preserves, jams, jellies, and shrubs (drinking vinegars)

Location: Toronto

Description: Manning Canning makes an assortment of award-winning gourmet preserves and healthy beverages.

Products: Spicy Tomato Jam, Sundried Tomato Mustard, Zuchini Relish, Onion Garlic Jam, shrubs and more.

Website: manningcanning.com Instagram: @manningcanning

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Mnandi Pies

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Hand-crafted meat pies

Location: Toronto

Description: Zibabwean-style meat pies that can be snacked on any time.

Products: Steak & Onion, Kale & Carrot, Chicken & Mushroom, Beef & Kale, and Chakalaka

Website: mnandipies.com

Instagram: @mnandiepies

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Motherdough Mill and Bakery

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Bakery

Location: Toronto

Description:  Artisanal bakery

Website: motherdoughto.com/

Instagram: @motherdough.to

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Revere

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: 

Location: Toronto

Description: An Italian-inspired restaurant on the Danforth offering fresh handmade pasta, sauce and sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients.

Products: take-home fresh pasta  sauces, veggie and more

Website: revereto.com

Instagram: @revere_to

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Rob’s Good Food

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Fresh Baked Goods

Location: Toronto

Description: Artisanal hand-crafted baked goods in small batches

Products: Fine jams, preserves, condiments, sweet and savoury pies, soups to go, organically based bread, buttertarts, grilled cheese, cookies and many more

Facebook: @robsgoodfood

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salt + MUSTARD

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Prepared foods

Location: Toronto

Description: We are a local small batch company specializing in infused salts and artisinal mustard.

Products:  Mustards, salts, perogies

Website: saltnmustard.com/

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Spice & Green

Frequency: Occasional

Type of Vendor: Spice maker

Location: Toronto

Description: Spice & Green creates handmade spice blends and small batch specialty foods that celebrate a diversity of culinary herbs and whole spices.

Products: Spice blends and specialty foods

Website: spiceandgreen.com//

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stjohnsSt. John’s Bakery

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Sourdough Bread

Location: Toronto

Description: Nonprofit Social Enterprise producing organic sourdough breads and sweets

Products: A variety of sourdough breads, baguettes and cookies

Website: stjohnsbakery.com/

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Sweet Sammies & Happy Pops 

Frequency: All Season

Type of Vendor: Treats

Location: Toronto

Description:  Ice cream sandwiches and all-natural ice pops.

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VQA Wine & Cider

Flat Rock Cellars
Hinterland Wine Company
Rosehall Run
Windswept Cider
Ridge Road Estate Winery
The Good Earth Vineyard & Winery

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