Category Archives: Local Food

Healthy, Organic, Ready-to-Eat Meals in Toronto? Fresh City Farms to the rescue!

When Fresh City Farms contacted me recently and offered me a complimentary shopping spree, I was thrilled to participate! Even though I don’t live in Toronto, I have been a huge fan of Fresh City Farms’ approach to fresh, locally grown, organic food for many years. They are both a city farm and an online grocer […]

Demystifying Definitions: Local Food vs Organic Food vs Sustainable Food

Last week I attended Health Professionals Day at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. One of the presenters, Dr. Amy Bowen, Research Program Leader of Consumer Insights at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, hit on the point that many Canadians are confused about some of the key food production terms bandied about in […]

How to Plant Garlic (with a small yard or a big one!)

Many people take it at the first sign of a cold or flu. Me? I like it because of its taste (and because it wards off vampires!) This time of year, when the weather is seesawing between late fall and early winter temperatures (and the sometimes crazy weather that falls in between – like sunny […]