Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Farmer's Market Season in Toronto Begins

I received the first flyer for the Farmer's Market at Withrow Park.  The first few weeks will consist of baked goods, meats and wintered apples, potatoes and maybe the odd greenhouse greens.  There might be a few foraged goods but that is more likely at the North Market or at the Brickworks.

This is an early market by a few weeks.  The city has a list of markets that occur inside city parks.  With a little searching, you can find other certified local markets to Toronto or just plain old farmer's markets in Ontario.   After months of scrounging for Ontario produce in conventional grocery stores, we can now get direct from source.  Many people have issues with the prices charged at these markets but successive studies have shown that comparable organic foods are more expensive in conventional supermarkets.  Of course, this means that organic and local have to mean something other than cost as garlic from China and tomatoes from Chile will tend to be cheaper for other reasons aside from not being organic.

Enjoy the season!

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