June 5, 2014
Acadian Shamrock Farm started growing garlic 15 years ago. The farm is run by Tony McNamara and Genette Bourque and is located in the township of Chatsworth, Grey County, ON. About 5 years ago the farm business expanded into the canning, producing all the garlic they required on their farm. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival they were selling pickled garlic scapes (3rd at Royal Winter Fair), garlic jellies, garlic scape mustard, garlic dill pickles, pickled garlic, garlic scape relish,
August 26, 2015
Alchemy Pickle Company produces regional and seasonal cultured vegetable pickles, sauerkraut and kimchi, Kombucha, and naturally carbonated sodas with produce purchased directly from Southern Ontario farmers. Fermented pickles, condiments, and beverages that are hand crafted and produced locally have additional benefits besides assisting digestion and contributing to a healthy internal flora; they also support local farmers and have a higher nutrient content because the produce is processed right from the fields. Alchemy Pickle Company also offers educational opportunities such as food preservation workshops and other urban
April 4, 2014
ChocoSol is a learning community/social enterprise that uses artisanal dark chocolate as a symbolic product. Their chocolate is made fresh in Toronto using organic, shade-grown cacao, sourced directly from Indigenous communities in Southern Mexico. Their chocolates are made without dairy, gluten, soy and nuts, and are vegan friendly. They specialize in both eating chocolate and drinking chocolate (xocolatl), as well as fresh corn tortillas. They use only local produce from their ChocoSoil Green Roof, and other local, sustainable foods from
September 3, 2014
Albert Einstein once said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” While they aren’t geniuses like Mr. Einstein, at DL Creations they are inspired by the brilliance of the earth. Founder David Loerchner’s fascination with and respect for the outdoors is what motivates him to make beautiful housewares from reclaimed pieces of wood. Rather than produce more waste by using manufactured materials, David forages aged wood from a variety of locations. This allows the possibility to
August 20, 2015
Unique, original, vintage, antique, handmade, unusual and artsy garlic-centric merchandise for those with a passion for the bulb. Sourced from garlic lovers around the world, these items – from greeting cards to tea towels, jewellery, art, stickers, dolls and more – are conversation starters, collectibles and sure to put a smile on a foodie’s face. Be sure to visit Garlic Merch at the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival.
September 16, 2015
The Garlic Pantry produces a variety of quality garlic products to encourage the use of garlic in everyone’s daily life and to promote the use of Ontario garlic. Bill and Sharon have been growing garlic organically for over 15 years and currently grow 8 varieties which they incorporate into their delicious products. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival they sold their earthy black garlic (bulbs, cloves, powder & paste) as well as their smoked garlic (bulbs, cloves, chips and powder). They
April 5, 2014
Harvey’s Honeys brings varietal and wildflower honeys as well as flavoured honeys to the marketplace. They also try to educate the public about the importance and the role of the honeybee in the scheme of life. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival they had liquid honey, comb honey, and flavoured honey such as the delightfully garlicky honey.
July 11, 2014
Direct trade, shade grown, specialty grade, freshly roasted arabica coffee aimed at sustainable agriculture with community involvement. Just A Cup Coffee is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization with the remainder of the profits donated for work with children in Nicaragua. Along with their delicious coffee, at the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival Just A Cup served an assortment of baked goods, including Garlic Butter Tarts.
April 4, 2014
Laura Slack is a Toronto based artisan chocolatier and pastry chef. An avid baker since childhood, Laura honed her passion through formal education and practical work experience. Laura’s full collection of fresh truffles is now available at her Truffle Boutique at McEwan Foods, located in the Shops at Don Mills as well as Holt Renfrew’s Gourmet on Bloor Street and Maisonette in the Distillery District. Her Lion’s Paw liquid salted caramel truffle is also available on the dessert menu at
June 12, 2014
Pyramid Farm and Ferments handcrafts a unique and innovative line of fermented foods and beverages that draw from the abundance of their traditionally agricultural area of Prince Edward County. They work with seasonal ingredients to highlight their distinct flavours through their Sauerkrauts, Kimchis and Kombuchas; offering never before seen tastes and flavour profiles to our customers and retail vendors. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival they will be serving Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Kombucha as well as prepared and frozen dips made from
April 4, 2014
Sarafino is a small importing and distribution company that deals only in natural and un-compromised artisanal products which are true to their origins. Much of their time is spent meeting and educating their clients about where their products come from and how they are produced. Much of these labours are devoted to their internationally renowned Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oils and their new Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. These products are created on their family estate. They have encountered
September 16, 2015
Toronto Bee Rescue is dedicated to the humane removal and relocation of established honey bee hives within the Greater Toronto Area. They also sell local Ontario honey and artisan honey vinegars. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival, they featured an artisan honey garlic vinegar and garlic scapes pickled in honey vinegar. Also for sale was a selection of flavoured vinegars; Honey vinegar, honey raspberry vinegar and honey apple vinegar.
August 30, 2014
Michele Nerino of Waxing Lyrical Beeswax Candles has been making candles since she was a child. She has moved from paraffin to soy and eventually to beeswax. Michele makes all of her beeswax candles by hand and only Canadian organically-managed beeswax is used. No colours are added and unbleached cotton wicks contain no lead. For the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival, handmade beeswax candles including garlic shaped and scented beeswax candles all manufactured/created in Brampton, ON were sold.