2016 Specialties

June 5, 2014

Acadian Shamrock Farm, Desboro Ontario

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 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival Acadian Shamrock Farm will be selling garlic – grown at Acadian Shamrock Farm. And h0memade products such as: pickled garlic scapes, garlic jellies,
July 29, 2016
Alix Davis is designing a garlic-themed, functional ceramic object to be sold on Sunday, September 18th.


Alix Davis makes “functional” ceramics using a red earthenware clay body with sprig decoration and a majolica-type glaze. She has exhibited and sold her pieces at the Gardener Museum, The Guild Shop, Clay Design, Hamilton Art Gallery, and Shine Hamilton. Her work is inspired by 17th & 18th century baroque designs and patterns that are based on nature. Alix is working on a garlic-themed ceramic object to sell at the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival.
September 7, 2016

Arvinda’s Bombay Shake

Designed for home cooks wanting to create truly authentic, home-style Indian curries, Arvinda’s range of natural Indian spice blends are an ingenious combination of perfectly balanced spices for exceptional curries anyone can call their own! Made in small batches with hand-selected premium spices where possible, Arvinda’s passionately blends in fresh Ontario garlic making our masalas unlike any spice blends on the market. The result is exceptional Indian spices for exceptional curries! Arvinda’s doubles up as a rub or marinade.
August 16, 2016
Beaver River Organic's handmade, food-grade cutting boards are perfect for chopping Ontario garlic on.

Beaver River Organics

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 honey, 1 year old lacto-fermented garlic and minced garlic mixed with maple syrup. I help my folks hand-make boards, including garlic-shaped boards, for cutting and serving cheese or meats etc. We also make re-purposed knives using old good sheffield stainless steel while putting new handles on the blade and shaping and hand sharpening the blade
July 29, 2016
Moose River Chamois Co., a specialty vendor at the festival, sells innovative Garlic Graters.

Garlic Grater by Moose River Chamois

At the 2016 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 food preparation item that will grate any fruit, nut, or vegetable very differently than an aluminum cheese grater. Due to its bumpy ceramic plate design, garlic is grated
July 29, 2016

Garlic King

Garlic King is a home-based business operating in Waterloo, Ontario and producing its original Garlic Spread in an inspected facility in Fergus, Ontario. They are committed to offering a healthy and natural product. They start with a non-hydrogenated soya base, add fresh, chopped Canadian-grown garlic, and finish it off with a special blend of over 30 herbs and spices. The special blend of herbs enhances the garlic flavour without tasting too strong for the conservative garlic lover. Garlic King Garlic Spread is
August 20, 2015

Garlic Merch

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
Garlic Pantry uses Ontario garlic varieties to make everything from smoked garlic bulbs, to jellies, pestos, and spreads.

Garlic Pantry

Garlic Pantry produces a variety of quality garlic goods to encourage the use of Ontario garlic in everyone’s daily life. Bill and Sharon have been growing organic garlic for over 15 years and currently grow six varieties that they incorporate into their delicious products. At the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival, they will be selling their earthy and sweet black garlic bulbs, cloves, pastes, powders, and salt with balsamic undertones. They will also be offering smoked garlic (including bulbs,
April 5, 2014
Harvey's Honeys brings local honey to the Toronto Garlic Festival to educate visitors on the importance of bees.

Harvey’s Honeys

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 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival they will sell honey, varietal honey, comb honey (if we get some), and flavored honey.
September 14, 2016
Ilias and Son

Ilias and Sons

Ilias and Sons, winner of the 2016 Canadian Foodie Award, voted by fellow Canadian foodies will be sharing their superfood olive blend based products, and black garlic rocambole bulbs. There olive groves are located south of Sparta, Greece and include the Athinolia’s Olives, grown on there 1000+ year ancient Olive trees. Showcasing their black garlic infused extra virgin organic olive oil at the Toronto Garlic Festival, as featured on GustoTV’s first taste crate, is worth the trip to
August 9, 2016
Kricklewood Farm's all natural, non-GMO Cold Pressed Ontario Sunflower Oil is available at the 2016 festival.

Kricklewood Farm

Kricklewood Farm produces 100% pure, all natural Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil. The crop is grown using non-GMO traditional farming practices without pesticides or herbicides, and the oil is made in small batches using a cold press method to preserve excellent taste and quality. Their 100% pure Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil can be purchased as is or infused with garlic, basil, lemon, or roasted chilis at the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival.
September 11, 2016

Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.
September 14, 2016
Pasta Tucci logo

Pasta Tucci

Pasta Tucci is a fresh flavoured pasta & sauce company from the heart of Toronto. All made with natural local ingredients bought from local farmers, gluten free options, sauces, pesto & more! At the Toronto Garlic Festival we will be selling packaged pasta flavoured with Ontario garlic by 100g so people can choose how much they would like to purchase, along with our sauces & pestos, made with Ontario garlic.   
June 12, 2014
Pyramid Farm & Ferments uses seasonal ingredients like Ontario garlic to produce sauerkrauts, kimchis, and kombuchas.

Pyramid Farm & Ferments

Pyramid Farm and Ferments crafts a unique and innovative line of fermented foods and beverages that draw from the abundance of our traditionally agricultural area. We work with seasonal ingredients to highlight their distinct flavours through our sauerkrauts, kimchis and kombuchas; offering never before seen tastes and flavour profiles to our customers and retail vendors. We source our raw ingredients as close to home as possible. Combining our own ecologically grown produce with wildcrafted ingredients from Prince Edward
April 4, 2014
Sarafino, a small company and specialty vendor at the 2016 Toronto Garlic Festival, produces organic EVOO.


Sarafino is a small importing and distribution company that deals only in natural and un-compromised artisanal products which are true to their origins. A great deal of our time is spent meeting and educating our clients about where our products come from and how they are produced.  We have come to value traditional farming operations that offer personal responsibility for what they create. Our goal is to defend and promote such artisanal practices, and it is exclusively with these types
August 30, 2014

Waxing Lyrical Beeswax Candles – Brampton, Ontario

Michele Nerino of Waxing Lyrical Beeswax Candles  has been making candles since she was a child. She began using paraffin wax, moved to soy, and eventually transitioned to beeswax. Michele makes all of her beeswax candles by hand with organically-managed Canadian beeswax. No colours are added and their unbleached cotton wicks contain no lead. At the 2015 Toronto Garlic Festival, Michele sold garlic-shaped and scented handmade beeswax candles created and manufactured in Brampton, Ontario.