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Two Canadian Startups Bringing Farm Fresh Produce to Kitchen

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An online local food hub, the company works with farmer’s markets throughout Toronto to allow people to order locally grown fresh meat and produce. Users can go the site, select individual markets and learn more about each farmer or vendor including their family story and growing practices, what products they’re selling and even their recipes. Orders are delivered to users’ homes of offices with a story rather than a sticker.

FoodStory has launched with three partnering farmer’s markets in Toronto, Leslieville farmers’ market, Regent Park farmers’ market and the farmers’ market at Sick Kids. Eventually they want to be delivering farm fresh food from every one of the 33 markets scattered throughout Toronto.

Matheson said initially it was a challenge convincing some farmer’s that partnering with a startup like FoodStory could be both a sustainable and financially rewarding idea. It makes sense, said the CEO, given that farmer’s markets haven’t changed in many ways over the past 100 years.

“I think some people in agriculture, and this is a stereotype, but they’re not at the forefront of technology, so a lot of them just want to look on in from the outside, see how it goes and join if it looks ok,” the University of Guelph alum told Techvibes.

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Parking and the retail development of 108 Vine Ave.

Many people on Vine Ave, had issue with the noise and movement times of the Topper Linen trucks using the old Canadian Rogers Eastern Roofing Division lot at approx 146 Vine Ave.  The Topper linen – a company the addressed residents concerns with care, no longer uses the lot, having left a few weeks ago. Was this to  empty the lot to renovate it for use as the grocery store parking lot

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Previous road use issues which included the backing in of large trucks resulted in the installation of the low hollow structural steel guards on the south side of Vine Ave. (pictured below).

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3 out of 11 farmers coming to the Junction Farmers Market grow food in the GTA.

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Hey folks , other markets in the GTA have urban farmers, but not as many as the Junction farmers market does do. 3 out of 11 farmers selling at the Junction Farmers Market food in the GTA.






Junction Farmers Market Vendor list.




Local Farmers

Bee’s Universe
Bee products, eggs

Bizjak Farms
Niagara tree ripened fruit

City Seed Farms
Toronto-grown vegetables

McVean Farm (Farm Start)
Locally-grown international vegetables

Fiddlehead Farm
Melons, vegetables, plants, flowers, herbs

Fresh City Farms
Toronto-grown microgreens, salad greens, and other vegetables

Monforte Diary
Sheep, goat and cow milk cheeses

North Gate Organics
Organic veggies, herbs, edible flowers

Oso Leo Collective
Fruit, vegetables, juices

Sosnicki Organics
Organic fruit, veggies, plants, flowers and herbs

Wheelbarrow Farm
Vegetables, pasture raised pork

Willo Wind Farm
Vegetables, fruit, eggs, pasture raised chicken and beef

Artisan Food Producers

De La Terre Bakery
Organic artisan bread

Evelyn’s Crackers
Handmade crackers and cookies made from locally grown heritage grains

Local and ocean conscientiously harvested fish and seafood

Hogtown Chacuterie
Cured meats and charcuterie from ethically raised local animals

Toronto Park Summit this coming Saturday May 12th, the junctioneer blog will be posting updates from the event all day

Organized by Park People, on Saturday, May 12 at the Brickworks, starting at 1 p.m. Keynote speaker is Robert Hammond, co-founder of the famed High Line elevated park in Manhattan.

You can attend – Registration is free (and/or PWYC) but space is limited.

Click here to register

Pls remember to uses to visit this blog.

Breaking news: Junction Farmers Market gets city permission to use Green P lot on Pacific Ave

Just in after much diligent  work the group getting the Junction Farmers market started has received confirmation on the location.  The market has received city permission to use the Green P parking lot on Pacific Ave just south of Dundas St West on the east side.

The  twitter feed for the project  is  @junctionmarket

Update 29/02/2012 10:45pm: they will be using the east side of the lot, leaving the west side for parking.