September 13, 2018

salt+MUSTARD

salt+MUSTARD are a local small batch company specializing in infused finishing salts and artisinal mustard who take pride in making all their products with natural and simple ingredients. For sale at Toronto Garlic Festival 2018 will be: Black garlic salt, Black garlic mustard, black garlic infused vinegars, black garlic powder ...
August 23, 2018

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster

Jocelyn’s Soil Booster worm manure (we “make” this via our worm farm) will be for sale at Toronto Garlic Festival. Jocelyn has always been passionate about waste diversion, and has created Wastenot Farms Inc to do just that. Wastenot Farms Inc. collects food waste from business offices in Toronto, ...
August 22, 2018

Doubles Food Trike

Doubles Food Trike  will sell Curry Chickpea Doubles and Sweet Garlic Pepper Sauce.  Doubles Food Trike  specializes in all vegan Trinidadian/West Indian inspired street food! Doubles are made of two fried flatbreads, filled with curry chickpeas, and topped with a variety of sauces that are sweet, sour, savoury, and ...
August 19, 2018

Chaussers Farm, St Anns, Ontario

We are growers of a few varieties of fresh garlic that is suitable for use over the next 8 months. Chaussers Farm also has a number of value added products like, dehydrated garlic, pesto, freeze dried garlic as well as garlic for seed and jellies. At the Toronto Garlic Festival we ...
August 17, 2018

Things To Do In Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016 as noted on wikipedia. There are tons of attractions and different places to see and visit across the fine city of Toronto. However, if you are looking for an ...
August 16, 2018

Garlic Health Effects

Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. It contains sulfur compounds, which are believed to bring some of the health benefits. Claims about garlic’s medical and therapeutic effects in ancient lore and modern science can fill a book. ...
August 15, 2018

EDO

We seek out the freshest ingredients available, including the finest rice and tea. Japanese cuisine is divided into two streams – Washoku and Seiyo-Ryori. Washoku is the traditional method of cooking that includes tempura, teriyaki, kaiseki, sushi, udon, oden, sukiyaki and much more. Seiyo-Ryori is the combination of European (Mainly French) ...
August 15, 2018

Rood Apples

Rood is Dutch for red. Red: because this cider is basically the love child of 5 different delicious red apples. But why Dutch? Creekside, where we make our cider, is in the village of Jordan Station, which was founded by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Long story short, they weren’t really Dutch. ...
August 15, 2018

Creekside Estate Winery

Come visit Creekside Estate Winery and experience Niagara Wine Country hospitality like no other. Our Creek Geeks at the tasting bar are some of the most friendly and knowledgeable folks in town. You’ll feel immediately at home in our retail store, so relax, pull up a spot at the ...
August 14, 2018

Garlic Benefits: The Healing History

It’s believed that garlic was first discovered thousands of years ago in central Asia. We have valued the root ever since. How did it all begin? One imagined scenario  is that about ten thousand years ago (or possibly earlier), a few hunter-gatherer women were walking along a hillside. They ...
August 13, 2018

When Should You Pick Garlic?

Garlic is one of those things where timing is everything, and the harvest period can span from late spring through late summer, depending on the weather and the variety of garlic grown. But since the bulbs are all underground, how can you really tell when your garlic is ripe for ...
August 12, 2018

August’s Harvest Garlic & Ted’s Tantalizing Story

The secret is out. Many people are aware of garlic’s attractions, and demand for garlic has never been greater.  And when demand soars, the supply side tries to keep up. Beginning in the 1980s, Ontario became a significant grower. But local garlic farmers suffered more than a few bumps ...
August 11, 2018

What is Black Garlic?

Black garlic, otherwise known as fermented garlic, is a black, tar-like substance. It is a type of aged garlic which is attributed to be browned by the Maillard reaction rather than caramelized, first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic (...
August 10, 2018

A Brief Look at the Garlic Festival

The secret is out. Many people are aware of garlic’s attractions, and demand for garlic has never been greater.  And when demand soars, the supply side tries to keep up. Beginning in the 1980s, Ontario became a significant grower. But local garlic farmers suffered more than a few bumps ...
August 9, 2018

How to Grow Garlic

Need to grow garlic? With a little patience and a few bulbs, you can build up a sizable crop. Hardneck garlic has thrived for millennia in the northern hemisphere in a wide range of soil conditions and climates. So if I can grow garlic as a wannabe farmer with only ...
August 8, 2018

The Growth of Garlic Farms

Garlic farms sprang up across the province in the east, the southwest and the north. Over just a few years, Ontario garlic production covered as much as four thousand acres (1,600 hectares). Then trouble struck. In the 1990s, large quantities of Chinese garlic was “dumped” on the Canadian market. According to ...
August 7, 2018

Plant Garlic Cloves In The Fall

Steps on How to Plant Garlic Cloves in the Fall Step 1: Purchase Seed Garlic Do not use imported table garlic for planting. Not only will it grow poorly, but you risk the possibility of infecting your garden or farm field with foreign-based diseases. No self-respecting garlic grower wants to be ...
August 6, 2018

Garlic Nutrition? Best Healthy Garlic Recipe

To Cure What Ails” Roasted Garlic Soup Garlic Nutritional Highlights Garlic has many nutritional qualities. It is an excellent source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It’s also a very good source of manganese, selenium and vitamin C, as well as other minerals, including phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron and copper. Garlic ...
July 31, 2018

No Small Feast

2019 menu to be announced
July 20, 2018

Newcomer Kitchen

At the Toronto Garlic Festival the Newcomer Kitchen will serve two Syrian cuisine specialties: Kibbeh and Fattayer. The Newcomer Kitchen provides on-the-ground entrepreneurial training for Syrian Refugee women to promote their culinary history in a diverse environment.
July 12, 2018

When The Pig Came Home

For the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, When the Pig Came Home  is serving ribs in black garlic stout sauce with crispy garlic, and also garlic brined peameal with garlic aioli, double smoked bacon, cheddar and egg. Our mission is to bring the highest quality farm-to-table ingredients prepared with care and love ...
July 12, 2018

The PIE GUYZ

The PIE GUYZ specializes in savory meat and vegetarian pies. Owners Sugith and Sashika, originally from South Africa, settled in Canada some nine years ago. They soon found out that there were limited cafes and bakeries that specialized in savory meat and vegetarian pies. Hence the idea of “The PIE ...
July 12, 2018
Tsewang Chodon uses Ontario garlic in her traditional Tibetan MoMo dumplings.

TC’s Tibetan MoMo

We are serving MoMos, the delicious Tibetan version of dumpling, including vegan, beef, and vegan pasta noodle at the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival. At farmers markets in Toronto since 2013, the Tibetan term “MoMo” is widely known and used in Tibet, Nepal and the Northern Himalayan region in India. They can be ...
July 12, 2018
Slopes of Vesuvius Mobile Pizzeria

Slopes of Vesuvius Mobile Pizzeria

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Chef Zambri prepares roasted garlic pizza. Chef Marco Zambri is trained in classical Italian cuisine and takes pride in creating authentic Neapolitan pizza, cooked to perfection on location in his mobile wood-burning oven.  Living in Uxbridge on a small 10 acre hobby farm that is 80% self ...
July 12, 2018
Tea sommelier Carol Mark reinterprets Burmese Laphet in her original recipe, to be served at the 6th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival.

EmpowerT

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival Carol re-interprets Lahpet – Garlic Tea Salad – in a recipe served with Ontario garlic and tossed with farm-grown Napa cabbage, tomatoes, dried broad beans, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, gogi berries, with various sides such as fried Ontario garlic, onions and tossed with a tangy ...
July 12, 2018

Jamie Kennedy Kitchen

At the Toronto Garlic Festival Jamie serves his famous Fries with Garlic Aioli. Jamie Kennedy Kitchens has been involved in fostering relationships and helping to redefine and revitalize local food economies in Southern Ontario for more than 3 decades.  
July 6, 2018

Artist Alyssa Cooper

Every year the Toronto Garlic Festival re-imagines the garlic bulb in a new and creative way for its annual marketing campaign.  In previous years we hired artists and graphic designers to depict a garlic bulb abstracted as a scoop of ice cream (2013),  a hot air balloon (2014),  a globe of  the ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Latin Easy Listening DJ – Flavia Abadia (4:00-5:00PM)

“Life is too short not to live life how you want it.” -F.A. Flavia is a fiery, energetic, passionate and hardworking DJ, singer/songwriter and dancer with a passion for health and fitness. Grand-daughter of the first Colombian actor in Hollywood, Julio Abadia, she is born in France, and ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Film Score – Donald Quan & Bob Cohen (3:00-3:45PM)

Born in Toronto and schooled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Donald Quan was the recipient of the Joe Venuti scholarship for stringed instrument performance. After Quan left college, he ventured into pop/rock music with the Canadian rock band Lighthouse and played with them for three years. ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Solo Steel Pan – Solomon Joseph (2:00-2:45PM)

My name is Solomon. I was born in Trinidad and the pan is my passion. I love to hear it’s magical tones and interpret both classic caribbean songs and modern music. I am a drummer with a renewed interest in the tenor pan. I enjoy experimenting with all types ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: World Percussion & Turkish Singing – Demetrios Petsalakis & Brenna MacCrimmon (1:00-1:45PM)

Always intrigued by scratchy 78s and strange ghostly sounds, Brenna MacCrimmon first heard Turkish and Balkan folk music in the vinyl collection of her local public library in the early 1980’s. As a result she embarked on a slow and inexorable descent into the world of Turkish and Balkan music. ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Irish Traditional – Clan Hannigan (12:00-12:45PM)

Clan Hannigan are husband-and-wife duo Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins, and their three growing children, who live in Canada. Together they play and sing mostly Celtic music with Irish dancing and sea shanties thrown in.   Choose Activity or Speaker 360° Virtual Garlic Farm Tour (all day) Festival Theatre: Garlic Is ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Contemporary Ghanaian – Kobena Aquaa-Harrison (11:00-11:45AM)

Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison is an award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from Ghana. He is widely recognized as a performer, producer and creative force in radio, TV, film, dance and theatre. Whether performing at corporate events; working behind the scenes as the musical voice of CBC FIFA World Cup 2010; as ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Modern Indian Classical – Ed Hanley & Justin Gray (10:00-10:45AM)

Ed Hanley is a multi-dimensional artist – creator, performer, producer, cinematographer, recording engineer, video editor, photographer, blogger, and tabla player. Described as “a remarkable player, both in his musical thoughtfulness and his technical virtuosity” (Halifax Chronicle Herald), Ed’s multimedia work embraces the worlds of music, video and photography. Although best ...
June 26, 2018

Speakers’ Corner: “The Garlic Sauce” – Nuoc Cham Vietnamese Sauce Demo – Chef Thompson Tran (2-2:45PM)

Chef Thompson demonstrates the traditional Vietnamese use of garlic with two sample tasting dishes:  Dish #1: Bean Sprout, Chinese garlic chive, fried garlic and shallot, Nuoc Cham dressing. Dish #2: Tamarind Sweet Sour Broth, slow-fried garlic, jasmine rice. Chef Thompson currently runs his boutique catering company Wooden Boat Food Company specializing in ...
June 25, 2018

The Cutting Veg – Jackson’s Point, Ontario

Products for sale at 8th Annual Toronto Gallic Festival: Rocambole Varieties – Italian, Former Yugoslavian, Ukrainian, Israeli, Korean, Salt Spring Island; Purple Stripe Varieties – Persian, Siberian; Porcelain Varieties – Russian, Polish, Northern Quebec, Romanian; Artichoke Variety – Sicilian; Turban Variety – Chinese; Creole Variety – Rose de Lautrec At the Cutting Veg, we aim to ...
June 25, 2018

Nautilus Farm (formerly Twin Pine Farm) – Indian River, Ontario

Garlic varieties for sale at 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival: Siberian, Korean, Music, Red Russian, Puslinch, Hungarian, Railway Creek, Mennonite, Italian Nautilus Farm’s mission is to provide the community with sustainably grow organic (currently non-certified) food while maintaining the highest standards of land stewardship.
June 25, 2018

Hornby Garlic – Milton, Ontario

We grow all of our own garlic-bogatyr, bousfield, brusse, carpathian, chesnok red, Czech, choparsky, duganski, french racombole, georgian fire, inchelium red, Italian purple, japanese, korean purple, legacy, marino, mennonite, montanaroja, music,metechi, Northen. Quebec, Quebec, persian star, russian red, temptress ,ukranian hot, zajac, purple haze, killarney red, xian, leningrad, kiev, ...
June 25, 2018

GARLICLOVES – Kirkfield, Ontario

Garlic varieties : Chesnook Red, Khabar, Italian Purple, Red Russian, Kettle River Giant, Music, French Rocambole, Yugoslav, Port Au George, Puslinch, Ajo Rojo, OD2, Marino, Sicilian Gold. Garlicloves has been growing garlic for 7 years in the Kawartha Lakes. Over 22 varieties, sold in decorative mixed variety bundles, single varieties, and wholesale volumes ...
June 25, 2018

Hidalgo’s Organic Products Enterprise – Toronto, Ontario

Everything we bring to the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival is our own produce which we grow on our farm. Musik, purple stripe, marbled purple stripe, German mennonite, Korean, pink, bogatyr, Persian, duganski, legacy, yugoslavian red, and Siberian. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, onion, potatoes, zucchini, salad mix, spinach, squash, ground berry, melons, ...
June 22, 2018

Speakers’ Corner: Garlic Stake: A Vampire’s Last Meal – Suyin Olguin, Queen’s University (3:00-3:35)

Suyin Olguin will explore how the history of food and nineteenth-century nutritional science gives a compelling look at the medical, folkloric, and material roots of garlic from which Bram Stoker drew his inspiration for his novel, Dracula (1897). The enduring feud between garlic and vampires that continues to influence vampire figures ...
June 22, 2018

Speakers’ Corner: A HerStory of Garlic – Chef Anne Sorrenti (1:00-1:25)

While the changes in Toronto’s restaurants continued in post-war Toronto, a quiet revolution was happening. Canadian immigrants (and their descendants) were championing the way Canadians cooked at home. For generations, they had been using fresh ingredients and cooking their incredible food without pretention. Their influence continued, unabated, behind the ...
June 12, 2018

2018 Chefs & Food Vendors

Chefs and food vendors attending the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic festival include  Kukum Kitchen;  Jamie Kennedy Kitchens; When the Pig Came Home; Just A Cup; 6ix Triangles; Rachel’s Gourmet Gone Wild; The Pie Guyz; Alchemy Pickle Company; Add Love & Stir; Empower T – Seize The Moment; TC Tibetan MoMo; ...
June 11, 2018

Speaker’s Corner: Why The Heck Would Anyone Put Garlic In Dessert? Chemical Engineer/Chef Kaya Ogruce (12-12:25PM)

Chemist/Chef Kaya Ogruce shares tips and secrets on using garlic in desserts. Located in the Speakers’ Corner at Toronto Garlic Festival. Go to Festival Schedule. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, a city at the intersection of eastern and western culture, Kaya came to Canada in 2002 to study chemical engineering at ...
May 27, 2018

Boars Rock Farm – Meaford, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling: Organic music garlic, Dried garlic chips, and Organic garlic powder. Family grown organic garlic. Small scale – only an acre – so we can give it loving care at Boars Rock Farm.  
May 27, 2018

Swallowtail Farm – Perth, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling: fresh garlic, garlic powders and spice blends, black garlic, pestos, (green garlic pesto, garlic scape pesto) traditional dill cucumber pickles, bread and butter pickles, sauerkraut, garlic scape hummus,  garlic feta spreads. Swallowtail Farm is a small family farm in Eastern Ontario ...
May 27, 2018

Tatler Market – Fort Erie, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling the following items: chesnok. We have been growing garlic to sell to the public for 3 years now but locally grown garlic is certainly not new to us! Our passion is to help educate the public on the benefits of consuming local ...
May 27, 2018
Garlic farmer Simon de Boer shows off his organic garlic fields at Langside Farms in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada.

Simon the Farmer – Bruce County, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling the following items: garlic bulbs for fresh market, storge and sell Music Ivan and additional varieties including French Pink, Red Russian, Russian Red, Romanian Red, German Mennonite, Elephant garlic (actually a leek) and others for gardeners. Check out the virtual reality ...
February 18, 2018

Black Garlic Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

By Maria @ Sift & Whisk
February 12, 2018

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Ham, Red Wine Reduction & Garlic Pieces

Courtesy Toronto Garlic Festival
November 1, 2017

Chili with Garlic and Stout Beer

Courtesy Toronto Garlic Festival.
September 12, 2017

Hidalgo’s Organic Products Enterprise

Hidalgo’s Organic Products Enterprise has been growing organic vegetables and garlic since 2013. The Hidalgo family now manages 2 acres of garlic, and are dedicated to providing the general public with fresh and tasty organic products. They specialize primarily in growing organic garlic varieties from across the world to give a ...
September 12, 2017

ChocoSol Traders

ChocoSol Traders is planning at least one chocolate truffle with a garlic goat cheese filling using Ontario garlic and Ontario cheese.  Other items we are planning include: Eating Chocolate, Drinking Chocolate, Cookies – cacao power cookie and alegrias, Garlic cheese and chocolate truffle, fresh brewed hot coffee, cold brewed coffee mochas (...
September 12, 2017

Providore Fine Foods & Services

Providore’s ever changing menus are driven by creativity, innovation and the use of prime ingredients within Canada and abroad, providing a unique dining experience. Providore offers Modern Canadian Cuisine, serving a range of events from small to large. At this years’ festival, Providore will be serving two unique dishes: ...
September 12, 2017

Creperie La Brehandaise Inc.

La Brehandaise Catering is a family business, catering for Toronto and the surrounding area since 2010. Chef Pascal Poilbout is a Crepes Master with a certificate in French Cuisine. Born and raised in France, he came to Canada in 2008, bringing his culinary talent with him. He now focuses on catering services, ...
September 12, 2017
Kricklewood Farm's all natural, non-GMO Cold Pressed Ontario Sunflower Oil is available at the 2016 festival.

Kricklewood Farm

Kricklewood Farm is an Eastern Ontario grower and presser of a delicious cold pressed sunflower oil starting with a non-GMO sunflower seed and farming with all natural methods. No herbicides or pesticides are used. They are a seed-t0-bottle operation, growing the seed, harvesting in the fall, pressing, and bottling. ...
September 12, 2017

Live Green Toronto

Live Green Toronto is a network of 40,000 motivated, green customers. They connect green shoppers with local businesses to promote the greening of Toronto. Visit them to learn about the benefits of the Live Green Card program.
September 5, 2017

Cedar Grove Organic Garlic – Omemee, Ontario

Cedar Grove Organic Farm near Peterborough, Ontario has spent more than a decade in garlic experimentation. They grow 30 types of garlic from around the world, all organic, and every bulb is treated with loving care.   C
August 31, 2017
Moose River Chamois Co., a specialty vendor at the festival, sells innovative Garlic Graters.

Garlic Grater by Moose River Chamois

At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, Moose River Chamois Co. will provide a fun, enthusiastic demonstration of their Garlic Grater, showing customers how to get the most flavour and health benefits from the earth’s most perfect food – garlic. Moose River is the demonstrative and online company behind this innovative, multi-use ...
August 25, 2017

MoRoCo Chocolate

Chocolate is our life, our pleasure, our passion! At MoRoCo Chocolat, we believe quality products made with pride are the last true luxury in a world obsessed with always consuming more and consuming faster. Since opening in September 2008, MoRoCo’s vision has been built around crafting a multi-sensory chocolate experience. ...
August 15, 2017

The Kitchen at Elora Brewing Co – Wellington County, Ontario

Chef Ben Sachse at Elora Brewing Co is serving Garlic Marinated Smoked Chicken Skewers  served with Garlic-Scape Aioli; Garlic Chips;  and Home-Made Pickled Late Summer Vegetables.  We’ll also be selling Grilled Corn with Garlic Salt w/ Roasted Garlic Oil. Look for Chef Ben at the Taste Real – Guelph Wellington ...
August 14, 2017

Taste Real – Guelph Wellington Local Food

Taste Real Wellington County brings a taste of their bounty to the 7th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival, with Chef Ben Sachse from Elora Brewing Company and Dixon’s Distilled Spirits offering delicious food and inspired drinks at the Taste Real booth. Launched in 2011,
August 10, 2017

Cobblestone Farm Paris – Paris, Ontario

We will be selling 8 varieties of Gourmet Garlic (Music, Russian Red, Duganski, Armenian, Portuguese, Rose , Yugoslavian, Siberian) and 5 varieties of potatoes (Russian blue, German Butter Ball, Alt Blush, Milva, Orchestra) as well as Beets, Onions, Kale, and Squash. The Cobblestone Farm  is located in Paris, Ontario. We practice sustainable farming ...
August 9, 2017

Death in Venice

At the Toronto Garlic Festival Death in Venice will serve two inspired gelati: Black Garlic and Toasted Fennel Gelato , and Roasted Garlic , Sea Salt and Chocolate Gelato. We work with local farmers and suppliers in an effort to use exclusively fresh, local and seasonable ingredients. Gelato is a denser and ...
August 8, 2017

Speakers’ Corner: First Nations Cuisine 15,000 – Chef Rich Francis (1:00-1:25PM)

“There’s nothing wrong with bannock, I think for the most part bannock has this kind of pre-conceived notion that it is Aboriginal cuisine,” said Chef Rich Francis during an interview with CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning. “When the colonial era happened, we were given rations  and that’s where ...
August 3, 2017

Prairie Boy Bread

Prairie Boy  Bread will be at the Toronto Garlic Festival with their Organic Sourdough Bread made with local, fresh milled flour (K2 Milling) all made from scratch, shaped by hand. Plus vegan bread made only with flour, water and  salt.  And Special Garlic Bread/ Potato Roasted Garlic Bread and Grilled ...
July 27, 2017
Just A Cup Coffee

Just A Cup Coffee

Just A Cup Coffee will be selling the following items at this year's Toronto Garlic Festival: Garlic butter tarts, bacon garlic scones, garlic apple jelly and raspberry garlic jelly. We are a not for profit coffee company helping the Nicaraguan farmer and all sales goes to supporting the children of ...
July 24, 2017

Malty & Hoppy Delicacy

At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will sell Beer Jelly in eight different flavors, including Beer Jelly Infused with Black Garlic, Dark Chocolate Sour Cherry Bark Infused with Sour Cherry Beer Jelly, and Sour Cherry Beer Jelly. As well, we will sell Oatmeal Brown Ale  Garlic Candied Peanuts, and Garlic ...
July 23, 2017

Beaver River Organics

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival I will be selling lacto fermented garlic, maple syrup and garlic, honey and garlic, and cutting boards, including garlic-shaped boards. I grow certified organic garlic, sell the bulbs and braids, as well as creating my own value-added products of raw minced garlic mixed in raw ...
July 21, 2017

Montgomery’s Restaurant

At Toronto Garlic Festival Chef Guy Rawlings is serving Crispy Pork Rillette Sandwich w/ Sour Cabbage and Smoked Mustard. The mustard is made with mustard seeds fermented, then apple wood smoked and ground, with microplaned garlic added. Guy is selling the mustard in small jars along with Fermented Chili Sauce ...
May 27, 2017

Artist Stephen Snake

Every year the Toronto Garlic Festival  re-imagines the garlic bulb in a new and creative way for the Festival’s advertising campaign.  In previous years we hired artists and graphic designers to depict a garlic bulb abstracted as a scoop of ice cream (2013),  a hot air balloon (2014),  a globe of  ...
May 27, 2017

Harmony Acres Family Produce – Aylmer, Ontario

At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival we will sell German White garlic, Russian Red garlic, and Music garlic and possibly some cut flowers. Harmony Acres Family Produce is a small scale, chemical-free produce farm. We raise naturally grown Russian Red, German White and Music garlic. Our aim is to produce a ...
May 27, 2017

GARLICLOVES – Bexley, Ontario

At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will sell garlic varieties including: Ajo Roja, Chesnook Red, Russian Red, Music, Yugoslav, Argentine, Spanish, Ontario Snow, Port Au George, Endurance, OD2, California Early, California Late, Bexley Music, Mennonite, Georgian Fire, Georgian Crystal, Italian Rocambole, French Rocambole, Puslinch, Romanian Red, Marino and North Bay ...
May 27, 2017

Bell’s Edge Farm – Harriston, Ontario

  At the 2017 Toronto garlic Festival Bell’s Edge Farm is offering (1) Butter with Gourmet Garlic [butter from Alliston Creamery, garlic from Bell’s Edge Farm]. (2) Butter with Garlic & Herbs [butter from Alliston Creamery, garlic from Bell’s Edge Farm, dried herbs from Rodelle] (3) Butter with Maple Syrup [butter ...
May 27, 2017

Good Day Garlic – Toronto, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, I will sell: 5 varieties of garlic: Rose du lautrec, Persian, Russian, Polish, Salt Spring Island. From urban gardener to farmer. Come ask me about my transition from gardener to farmer. Also check my big bulbs. This year we have five varieties in all sizes as ...
May 27, 2017

Green Haven Harvest – Innisfil, Ontario

  At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will sell bulk garlic (20+ varieties), garlic powder, garlic seasoning,  and garlic wreaths and swags. At Green Haven Harvest, we strive for the best organic-grown garlic. We grow over 40 varieties for a wide selection to incorporate into our own delicious garlic powder, garlic seasoning and ...
May 17, 2017

Beet, Red Kidney Bean, Apple & Garlic Greens Salad

Courtesy Toronto Garlic Festival The leaves of the young garlic plant are delicious in a soup or salad. They're taken from the field or garden about 2 months before harvest. Option: replace garlic greens with 2 cloves Ontario garlic, peeled and chopped fine.
May 16, 2017

Vendor Event Insurance Through PAL Insurance

PAL Insurance offers 30 day insurance policies. By law the Festival requires proof of $2,000,000.00 comprehensive general liability insurance. The certificate of insurance must name: Toronto Garlic Festival Corp, Toronto Artscape Inc., 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 224 Toronto, ON, M6K 3P6 and City of Toronto as additional insured. To get a quote ...
May 2, 2017

Cabbage, Carrots and Potatoes (Tikil Gomen)

Courtesy of Chef Banche Kinde with Chef Michael Kidus Serve this Ethiopian dish with injera, a unique, traditional sourdough flatbread with a spongy texture from Ethiopia and Eritrea. French bread can be used in place of injera. Serve with Yellow Split Peas with Turmeric Sauce (Yekik Alicha); see recipe.
May 2, 2017

Yellow Split Peas with Turmeric Sauce (Yekik Alicha)

Courtesy Chef Banche Kinde (Rendezvous Restaurant, Toronto) with Chef Michael Kidus (Dukem Restaurant, Toronto).
April 12, 2017

Farmer David Cohlmeyer

A farmer and tireless advocate for locally grown organic foods, David Cohlmeyer is a pioneer, a generous supporter, a teacher and a leader of conscientious eating. At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, David discusses soil terroir and the impact of soil biology on the taste of food, along with Chef Justin ...
April 12, 2017

Chef Justin Cournoyer, Actinolite Restaurant

Chef Cournoyer’s pursuit of excellence and respect for the relation of soil to cooking flavour dates back  to his first cooking job at a casual family restaurant in Ontario. After high school he made the leap to formal cuisine followed with travel to sharpen his taste for simple, flavourful, ...
April 3, 2017

Kale, Feta, Walnut & Raw Garlic Salad

April 2, 2017

Edits to Home Page

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March 17, 2017

Speakers’ Corner: Johl Ringuette Discusses Wild Garlic from the POV of The First Nations and European Explorers (11:00-11:25)

Johl discusses the use of domesticated and wild garlic by First Nations in 18th and 19th century Canada and how it influenced and was influenced by European settlers. Also, the reaction of First Nations to European use of garlic. Johl Whiteduck Ringuette’s mission has been to learn, educate and ...
September 9, 2016
Brodie Dawson

Speakers’ Corner: “Hot Sauce Tasting” – Chef Brodie Dawson (1:00 to 1:25pm)

Founder of Dawson’s, Brodie started the company in mid 2013. He started cooking hot sauce as a hobby and a way to share great sauces with friends and family. This raised a lot of positive attention in his circle and eventually he was inspired by a colleague to open his ...
September 5, 2016
Just A Cup Coffee

Just A Cup Coffee

Just A Cup Coffee will be selling the following items at this year’s Toronto Garlic Festival: Caramelized Garlic Butter Tarts, Nutty Garlic Cookies, Cedar Garlic Shortbread, Coffee with Garlic Flavour, Garlic Apple Jelly (our favourite!), Roasted Onion-Garlic Marmalade – a special treat, Garlic Powder, Garlic Scape Pesto, Garlic braids and ...
September 1, 2016
Wild North Flowers

Wild North Flowers

Using 100% Ontario-Grown flowers, we design and deliver seasonal arrangements throughout Toronto and the GTA. Our design style is natural and elegant, with that “fresh from the garden” look. We buy directly from local growers so our flowers are always super fresh. To cut down on waste, instead of having dozens ...
August 31, 2016
Toronto Musician Bill King

Bill King

William Morgan ‘Bill King’  (pianist, composer, publisher, producer) was born on June 22, 1946 in Jefferson, Indiana, U.S.A. He devoted much of his time as a youth to studies with W.C. Handy’s former pianist Eva Smith, the Louisville Academy of music’s Don Murray, and Indiana University saxophonist/...
August 31, 2016
Lawrie Ingles musician

Lawrie Ingles

Lawrie Ingles is one busy musician, singing, playing keys, guitar, bass or drums in any number of bands at a time. When he’s not playing he’s out supporting live music, and taking in live shows. He’s also a talented songwriter, and his wordplay-laden lyrics offer a trusting ...
August 31, 2016
Donald Quan performs at the Toronto Garlic Festival

Donald Quan

Donald Quan is one of Canada’s most prolific film composers. He has won three SOCAN film music awards and was recently nominated for four Gemini awards . An accomplished performer and a graduate of the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Quan has played world  instruments and keyboards for ...
August 15, 2016

The Pop Stand

At the Toronto Garlic Festival The Pop Stand is serving Black Garlic Chocolate, and Black Garlic Cherry Gin Garcia Sorbet. “Get popped right in the kisser!” with The Pop Stand‘s gourmet, all natural ice pops. They use whole fruits, fresh herb, spices and organic cane sugar. The ingredients are ...
August 9, 2016
Ken's Garlic is grown organically in Hampton, Ontario using composting, cover crops, crop rotation, and minimal tillage in order to produce the highest quality garlic bulbs.

Ken’s Garlic – Cobourg, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling: Garlic – Polish Hardneck, Croatian Rocambole, Uknown Porcelain cultivar. Corn – White flint corn ground into cornmeal, possibly popcorn. Horseradish root – In its raw form, unprocessed. Ken is an avid farmer whose main focus has always been to produce high quality planting and ...
July 31, 2016

Brimstone Brewing Co

For the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, Brimstone Brewing created a golden cask ale with a unique combination of black garlic, mango and sea salt. The salt balances the sweetness of the mango allowing the black garlic to be shown in a whole new light, come try some only at this year’...
July 29, 2016

The Garlic Chop

The Garlic Chop will demonstrate to you how easy it is to peel & chop your garlic with our unique & patented kitchen tools.  Garlic, ginger, radishes & other veggies chopped with a simple twist, no more stinky fingers, self-cleaning products with no waste and extremely easy to wash.  Savour ...
July 29, 2016

Garlic King

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, Garlic King is selling garlic spread, garlic paste, garlic piri piri sauce, garlic hot sauce, garlic mango chutney. ALL local garlic! Garlic King is the producer of the worlds greatest garlic spread. We start with a soya base, add local chopped garlic and handblend it ...
July 27, 2016

360° Virtual Garlic Farm Tour (all day)

Visitors to the Toronto Garlic Festival take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of garlic grower Simon the Farmer’s farm. The festival has created the 360-degree live action video of Simon working in his fields during the summer garlic harvest. This virtual reality tour invites visitors to the Toronto Garlic ...
July 10, 2016
Century Delight Catering tailors their fresh and creative dishes to clients' needs using a unique blend of spices, like Garlic and Saffron-Infused Four Cheese Mac n' Cheese for the Toronto Garlic Festival.

Century Delight

At theToronto Garlic Festival Chef Ben Ekuban from Century Delight features Four cheese Mac & Cheese with garlic, Fried Chicken & Garlic and Garlic Mussels. Century Delight is a name synonymous with the unique blend of spices and cuisines from across the globe, prepared fresh with total consideration for the ...
June 13, 2016

Change/Edit images in the Image Gallery (June, 2016)

  From: Marité Sganga [mailto:maritesganga@gmail.com] Sent: June-13-16 7:58 AM   Go to the page with the images. For the page with images of the festival go to “Festival Pics” This is the link: http://www.torontogarlicfestival.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=6156&action=edit You just click ...
June 12, 2016

Watermelon, Mint, Feta Cheese & Garlic Salad

Toronto Garlic Festival