Grateful to have Green House Juice in town nourishing our neighbourhood well! Originally published on blog.greenhousejuice.com in 2015 here.
From the juiciest tomatoes to the liveliest greens, August is one of our favourite times of year to eat in Ontario – and, by extension, one of our favourite times of year to discover Toronto’s many excellent farmers’ markets. We’ve looked to an expert – Lisa Borden – for some wisdom on where to bring our basket.
Our friend Lisa Borden knows a thing or two about farmers’ markets. A Toronto eco-advocate and the owner of Borden Communications + Design, Lisa is a one-woman Marauder’s Map (if this rings no bells, read Harry Potter immediately) of the city’s organic scene.
We discovered this first-hand one Saturday morning last winter when visiting the Evergreen Brickworks market for the first time in many moons. The multitude of beguiling breakfast possibilities threw us into a fit of indecision, from which Lisa’s 14-year-old son Ry (an eco-foodie in his own right, who published the first ever review on Greenhouse on his blog Ry’s Ratings) kindly extracted us. Spotting our stupor from afar, he took us under his tutelage, offering us a thorough insider’s tour. We could not have asked for a better Virgil.
So you can imagine our excitement when we noticed that Lisa had shared a list of her Favourite Farmer’s Markets in Toronto on her (un)blog, Lisa Borden Works. And our further excitement when this discovery led to another: Lisa’s top ten Farmer’s Market Shopping Tips. We hope these resources will help you avoid indecision in the face of abundance! Now find (or weave) yourself a basket, and set your alarm clock for the crack of dawn.