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Reminder – Seedy Saturday Tomorrow!

Friday, March 14th, 2008

If you’re in Toronto tomorrow, don’t forget to check out Seedy Saturday! I am very excited to shop for some seeds for my garden.

Details:

Saturday, March 15, 2008, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scadding Court Community Centre 707 Dundas St. W (southeast corner of Dundas West & Bathurst)

There’ll be vendors selling seeds and organic gardening products, free seminars and workshops.

Looking for Seeds

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

With Spring being just over a month away, I’ve been thinking about what to plant in my garden this year.  In the past, I usually plant some tomatoes, bell pepper, peas and herbs.  Since researching into local foods, I’ve found a couple of places that sell heirloom vegetable seeds.  So this year, I’m going to be more adventurous in my gardening.  I plan on heading down to Seedy Saturday (a grassroots seed exchange and gardening fair) and buy myself some unusual seeds and grow them in a mini-greenhouse. 

On a side note – I found out about Seedy Saturday from an ad in a new magazine called edible Toronto – a magazine dedicated to local foods in the Toronto area.  Interesting articles and lots of good resources.  I picked mine up at the Dufferin Grove Market a few weeks ago.  You can also view the articles online.

Here are some stores that sell heirloom and/or organic seeds:

(All of these stores are in our database, you can Search by Name for more information.)

  • Urban Harvest – They sell seeds, seedlings and garden supplies.  They have an online store and a nursery that operates during the growing season only.
  • Clover Roads Organic Farm – has an online seed store, mostly heirloom tomato varieties.
  • Everdale Organic Farm – They sell seeds at their farm store.

 

WinterDelicious at Il Fornello

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Il Fornello’s annual WinterDelicious event is now on. They’re offering a three-course prix fixe menu created from Ontario ingredients. WinterDelicious ends February 13. Please check their website for details.  

If you’ve been to WinterDelicious, write a comment and tell us all about it!

Visionary Farmers and Consumers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

There’s a one day conference in Toronto on organic farming hosted by the Canadian Organic Growers.  It is on February 18, 2008.  Click here for more details.

100-Kilometre: Winter

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

A tasting menu designed by top chefs that celebrates food and wine produced within 100km of Toronto.  The event is at Coupe Space on Queen St E on January 22. Click here for more details.

The idea of local eating is definitely gaining popularity.  I hope to see  more restaurants offering local foods on their menus soon.  If you know of such restaurant, don’t forget to login and add it to our resource map!