June Feature Vegetable: Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), by Jane Hayes / Garden Jane with Pam Jackson Fun Facts: Asparagus is a herbaceous perennial native to the marshy areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa. Selective breeding and growing techniques have resulted in a thick, fleshy shoot that has long been considered a culinary delicacy. Asparagus was […]
In this weeks Food Makers & Changers interview, we get to know Lisa Borden of Borden Communications! About Lisa: Lisa Borden created Borden Communications, a highly passionate, hyper-focused, common-sense business development + marketing firm in Toronto in 1994. As a founding Canadian B Corp, Lisa and her small team specialize in business development and marketing communications […]
This week’s seasonal recipe comes from Cassandra Rizzotto and Lisa Sweetman at Earth + City! A few words from Cassandra and Lisa: We always get incredibly excited for the arrival of Spring. As a vendor at 10 weekly farmers’ markets in Toronto, the outdoor market season is when we thrive in our business the most, fully surrounded […]
In this weeks Food Makers & Changers interview, we get to know Local Food Hero Christopher Wong! About Christopher: Christopher Wong is the cofounder of Young Urban Farmers and the nonprofit organization Cultivate Toronto. He makes vegetable gardening fun, enjoyable and rewarding by helping people setup edible gardens in their front yard, backyard, balcony or […]
Today’s recipe comes from Steven Biggs, speaker and author specializing in gardening, farming, and food production! A few words from Steven: Make this Spanakopita-like pastry using what seasonal ingredients you have available. In our household, the filling changes with the season. We might use onions (ramps would be nice too!) and spinach in the spring, […]
For over a decade, Anne Freeman has been the co-ordinator of the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market, working in collaboration with farmers, city-based food producers, and the park’s recreation staff to develop and support this well-loved weekly gathering.