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Garden Gangsters

Customer Spotlight  Walking into Garden Gangsters is a treat before you even get to try what they have to offer. The rich colours of the freshly pressed juices and finely chopped produce against the deep green and gold of the decor give a feeling of elegance...

Customer Spotlight  Walking ...

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Mighty Microgreens

Microgreens have been gaining attention and popularity recently as a culinary trend that just keeps picking up speed. What are microgreens? They are the seedlings and sprouts of vegetables and herbs, used mainly as a garnish or an addition to a salad but the options are endless....

Microgreens have been gaining ...

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Grinning Face will make you smile

For a tasty new take on gelato, visit the ladies at Grinning Face in Toronto’s popular Cabbagetown neighbourhood. Instead of cow’s milk, proprietors Keo Williamson and Julie Phokeo use milk from the finest coconuts going. With a medieval-looking steel press, they crush the shells and...

For a tasty new take on gelato...

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Field- & Greenhouse-grown Rhubarb Recipe

It’s springtime and that means field-grown and greenhouse cultivated rhubarb. The crops from the field are distinctive in their dark red stalks and deep green leaves. By contrast, the delicate plant grown in greenhouses has brilliant pink stalks and bright green leaves. They taste quite...

It’s springtime and that...

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Chef Anthony Rose Q&A

What better way to celebrate the long-weekend than with friends. And for those staying in the city, what can beat gathering at one of your favourite local restaurants? Known for his laid back style, Toronto-based chef Anthony Rose has several to choose from in Toronto....

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Gone are the days of brushing plants with hockey sticks covered in pollen to pollinate plants. Bees, brought in boxes numbering 100-200, are let loose to do the job instead.

BERKEL GREENHOUSES

FROM OUR (GREEN)HOUSES TO YOURS

With the sun shining, refreshing crunchy and colourful salads are on everyone’s mind. And nothing says crunchy and colourful better than cucumbers tomatoes, and peppers. The vast selection to choose from at this time of year is grown in greenhouses, and specifically Ontario greenhouses.   The wholesaler...

With the sun shining, refreshi...

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Rosie & Quince Flowers

Rosemary Jeffares (Rosie to her clients) owns and manages Quince Flowers, a Toronto flower and plant shop on Queen Street East in Leslieville. Quince (as it’s known by the regulars) has thrived in the evolving east-end neighbourhood. Rosie’s experience has taught her this: buy what...

Rosemary Jeffares (Rosie to he...

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Floral Families – Sy’s Flowers

Rene Odell and Denise Vlaar of Sy’s Flowers brighten up the Ontario Food Terminal’s Farmers Market with their cheerful enthusiasm and passion for beautiful blooms. The sisters typically arrive at 3 a.m. with a van full of freshly cut flowers. The selection changes with the...

Rene Odell and Denise Vlaar of...

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Floral Families – Ravensbergen

The year Stephanie Ravensbergen took off after high school to “figure things out” ended up pointing her in the right direction: home. Eight years later she still loves her job, even when she’s the one pulling the plastic sleeves over the pots before they’re loaded...

The year Stephanie Ravensberge...

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About Us

We are the wholesaler tenants of the Ontario Food Terminal. The source for your fresh produce, flowers and select bulk foods. We are the link between farmers, near and far, and the independent green grocers and restaurants that you love. High-quality, organic, local, and exotic—these are our stock-in-trade. This is why we are proud to say—We grow the city.

 

 

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