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TBG Organic Farmers’ Market

The market takes place YEAR-ROUND on Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m. (The market moves indoors during the winter).
Join us to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking is available on site. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic. The library wheels out a cart of previously loved gardening books for you to browse and buy.

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OUR REGULAR MARKET VENDORS

The Backyard Urban Farm Co. (BUFCO)
The Backyard Urban Farm Company is a Toronto based, family-run business that serves the greater Toronto area and surrounds. We design, build, install and maintain organic vegetable gardens for homes, schools, corporate spaces, daycare centers and retirement facilities. There are so many ways you can grow your own food and we can show you how! It’s a fun, easy and relaxing activity for the whole family.

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Cookstown Greens
Located an hour north of Toronto, Cookstown Greens grows the very best vegetables, lettuce and seedlings and has been growing organically since 1988.  We are a family run business, and grow certified organic produce for chefs, food shops and farmers markets in and around the Toronto area. We pride ourselves on the quality and flavour of our vegetables and greatly appreciate the support of our customers.

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Good Food for Good

We believe food should be made with only real ingredients found in a kitchen and should be consumed fresh and NOT several months after manufacturing! We also believe that the goal of a business is more than just the pursuit of profit. All of our products are handmade in Toronto using fresh and mostly organic and local ingredients, and contain absolutely no additives or preservatives – real or artificial. Our products are always made from fresh and whole ingredients and not powders, extracts or concentrates.

Golden Bless
With more than 100 years of experience in the production and trading of olive products, Karras Estates Produces Golden Bless extra virgin and organic extra virgin olive oil. Golden Bless is a blend of what believe is the finest olive oil varieties. Manaki, Koroneiki and Athenolia. The olives are hand harvested for quality and not quantiy. The oil is produced by cold extraction methods to maintaining organoleptic and anti-oxidant characteristics to produce EVOO with acidity well below 0.8.

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Grand River Ecological Growers
We grew from the idea of connecting our communities with local, sustainably grown, organic food from family farms in the Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Regions of Southwestern Ontario. We began offering a seasonal box of organic produce grown by a few local farmers in 2009. Since then we have extended to offer a year-round box with an increasing variety of local fruits and vegetables from an expanding group of organic growers within the Grand River watershed.

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Green Gate Farms
For over 96 years we have raised cattle on our farm outside Kitchener Ontario and even today we retain the same principles; ethically and naturally raised animals leading to a better quality product. We work with local suppliers to make as well as growing a large porton of our own feed to make sure our animals are getting the best  most balanced feed. We believe that being so involved in every  step of our animals lives ensures that our animals are happy  and healthy providing a healthier  product and peace of mind knowing that  our customers are contribting to sustainable and ethical food source.

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Hearty Catering
Using the finest Seasonal and Organic ingredients, Hearty Catering’s innovative cuisine delights the senses and nourishes the body.  At Hearty Catering we emphasize Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw Cuisine, using local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, as well as dairy. We offer catering for a variety of events, including weddings, office lunches, conferences and it is our pleasure to work with you to create the perfect menu and event; we are happy to accommodate special dietary needs.

Intaba Mountain
This cosy and comfortable room is the smallest of the guest rooms at Epic Guest House and has a Queen size bed. Other features are a built-in wardrobe, desk and the accessible bathroom is across the passage, right outside the room. The bathroom has non-slip tiles, a roll-in shower with shower seat, grab-rails and complementary eco friendly bath products.

Marché 59
The new specialty food shop and bakery, marché 59 showcases certified organic, local, seasonal fruits and vegetables from P & H Farms in Ward II, Port Hope, and artisanal “daily bread”, baked on site.  The initial inspiration, to have much of the organic produce of the farm make its way to Port Hope and its surrounding communities, led to its location on historical Walton Street. Shopping throughout the week for bread and fresh fruit and vegetables is now within reach of a quick walk into town, as in the old days. The bakery, open all year, offers fresh artisan breads integrating farm ingredients into a wonderful worldwide variety of grains, some gluten free. 

Meadow Sweet Farm
We are a certified organic, four season vegetable, herb and mixed livestock farm located on some of the last prime agricultural land in the GTA. We firmly believe that if more Torontonians ate organic food we would be much healthier individuals and be a healthier community.

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Molly B’s Gluten-Free Kitchen

At Molly B’s, we are driven to create gluten-free tastes that remind us to take pause and enjoy the small things in life … like one of our delicious pizza crusts, thick flax seed or thin crust – piled high with our favourite toppings, or a slice of our crusty pumpernickel bread, thickly slathered with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or digging into a stack of crepes, dripping with organic butter and maple syrup, sizzly and melt-in-your mouth – or one of our brownies, chocolatey rich, moist and chewy…We could tempt you further by rambling on about our amazing array of baked goods, but we invite you to try us instead.Molly B’s is a gluten-free commercial bakery, with a variety of products available in stores and restaurants across Canada.

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Monforte Dairy
In a world gone mad for innovation and change, it’s the small pleasures that keep us sane. And in the constellation of small pleasures that salve the mind and nourish the body, what trumps the sheer sensual deliciousness of a well-crafted cheese? At Monforte, we’re convinced the small things do indeed make a difference, that agriculture is best practiced on a human scale, and that our cheeses, each in its own way, reflect something a  little deeper than the technology behind mass manufactured food – a little of the poetry and passion of life itself.

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OgaO Trading
OgaO Trading is a Toronto based import-export company, specialising in sale of herbal products. The Company was founded with over 20 years of herbal products sales experience and profound holistic medicine research. Our Company sells high quality health and beauty herbal products at great prices. Most of our products and ingredients originate from Mediterranean countries and Southern Europe. All our products have applicable certificates and attestations. Every product is diligently selected and tested before sale.

Osoleo Wildcrafters

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P & H Farms

200-acre farm located on the high plains just northeast of the beautiful town of Port Hope. In 2009 the farm received organic certification. Its vegetable harvest includes Beans, corn, lettuces, melons, peas, radishes, spinach, and squash. In addition to vegetables, we also sell bread and other bakes good. P & H Farms is the operator the Toronto Botanical Garden Cafe located in the historic barn, adjacent to Edwards Gardens.

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Potager DuKanada
Potager duKanada is proud to be one of the Urban Farms to protect the land, trees and the environment, practicing Organic Methodology for a sustainable local fresh produce. Potager duKanada, within its means vows to help in cleaning the air we breathe, render the soil healthy and the water clear for the future generations to come.

Simplicité Foods
Thai and Indian influenced prepared foods: salads, stews, soups, chutneys and sauces

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Trillium Organic Farm
Certified (ProCert) Organic. Market vegetables, herbs, some raspberries, ketchup from their tomatoes, sauerkraut, frozen chicken, eggs.

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The Bee Shop

Our principal beekeeper Oliver Couto is a member of the Toronto Beekeepers Co-op and one of the instructors of the introductory beekeeping course at the Toronto Botanical Garden. We are distributors of Dutchman’s Gold and Annie’s Apitherapy. We have been involved in beekeeping for over 11 years. We promote urban beekeeping and give talks on Apitherapy which is healing with bee products.

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Toronto Master Gardeners Advice Clinic
Get your questions answered at the free Toronto Master Gardeners Advice Clinic. The Toronto Master Gardeners are volunteers committed to providing the public with horticultural information, education and inspiration. The resources and services available through this site are designed to help Toronto residents use safe, effective, proven and sustainable horticultural practices to create gardens, landscapes and communities that are both vibrant and healthy.

Village Kanteen
At Village Kanteen we strongly believe that since we’re all going to eat for the rest of our life, why not eat well. We also feel that the spirit in which the food is cultivated, harvested and prepared is as important as the food itself. We are committed to transforming your relationship with food into a holistic and sensual experience, where taste does not have to be sacrificed for the sake of nutrition. Our team of Urban Farmers, Community Workers, including a Holistic Chef who is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, considers the practice of food cultivation, preparation and serving a sacred art. Only natural ingredients as they occur in nature mostly sourced from our gardens or local farmers are utilized; free of chemical additives, dyes, preservatives, artificial flavors or sweeteners. Our African inspired dishes are created with specially selected herbs and spices, with particular attention paid to taste, scent and texture, creating a deep and diverse range of flavors from sweet to savory and everything in between.

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Wyndvale Heights Farm
We own a small farm in the lovely Beaver Valley area north of Toronto which borders Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.  Our goal was to design a strong stake for my garden, something that would not break or easily bend. It was to have a simple, pleasant appearance and not be distracting from the beauty of the garden. We were so happy with the product that we decided to manufacture it and share this remarkable new stake that we named the PermaStakeTM.

WINERIES

Tawse Winery
Tawse is a family-owned estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment.  At Tawse we unite traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology to create wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character. Our fruit is harvested from old-growth, low-yield vines and gently handled using natural gravity flow and geothermic energy. We apply rigorous organic and biodynamic methods to every aspect of our wine production and Ecocert and Demeter seals now appear on all Tawse vintages made from our biodynamic vineyards.

Frogpond Farm
As Ontario’s first certified organic winery we take pride in crafting premium organic wines using only environmentally sustainable practices.  Since opening in 2001 we have expanded our product line, but remained true to our belief that harmony in nature is the prerequisite for great authentic wine.

Reimer Vineyards
Quality wine hand-crafted by winemaker, Art Reimer, a man passionate about his organic vineyards and his award-winning wines.

CRAFT BREWERIES

Collective Arts Brewing
We are a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging and seasoned artists, musicians, photographers & filmmakers. Our brewery is dedicated to promote artists and raise creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.

Black Oak Brewing Co.
Ken started the brewery back in 1999 in Oakville, Ontario. We then headed east to Etobicoke in 2008 and have been at our current facility ever since. We really, really care about the beer that we produce. We are sticklers for quality and are extremely careful with the production of our beer. We use premium ingredients, traditional brewing processes and lots of hard work to create our award winning beers. We want to provide you with fresh, hand crafted, local beer that matches the best in the world. Not only are the majority of our ingredients Canadian, but we also strive to ensure that the materials used are environmentally friendly.

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR MARKET?
If you are interested in participating as a vendor, joining our volunteer market committee, or performing as a musician, please contact the Market Manager

 

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  8. Mark Trealout

    luxe – are you kidding?! why don’t you come up to my farm here and see what we do, and then try justifying why I should sell my stuff ‘cheap’. I have 3 kids here. They all need to be feed, clothed, dentist, etc. We already live on an income below the ON ‘poverty line’. But perhaps I should charge less because people are bitching…

    Do you get into a taxi cab and try to barter for price? Do you barter with legal or medical professionals? Why is it okay to get a very hard working farmer to sell his/her goods for less?

    Best way to get your food for less – put in some work!

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  10. Eve

    I support u mark! It can’t be easy being a farmer these days and competing with the chemically induced cheap products! It’s not easy to spend more money on food but knowing it is supporting our local farmers & their families, instead of conglomerate companies, makes me more willing to!!! Will stop by soon to check out this market!

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  36. Andria

    You get what you pay for and I for 1 am willing to pay for food on my table that is grown with love and is orgnic. Mark….you don’t need quantity just quality client. I would never undercut my farmers!

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  41. Alicia

    If we could just realize the problem with living in a fast food world where avocados, apples, berries, ect., can be purchased year round, we would start to grasp how valuable local farmers selections really are, regardless of price! Our expectations need to change. Personally, I would chose locally grown… anything – any day of the week – over the alternative.

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