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Farm’r Story: Why it took us 2.5 years to find restaurant space

This is the second part in the Farm’r Story series. Click here to read part 1. After hashing out the concept, our effort focused on finding a restaurant location. Here is the story of how we found our spot in an old fish and chips joint by the St Lawrence Market. Yes, it was a long journey, much longer than we imagined, but after 2.5 … Continue reading Farm’r Story: Why it took us 2.5 years to find restaurant space

Front sign of the Christmas Market

Farm’r Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

That’s great, you’re considering going to the 2018 Christmas Market at the Historic Distillery District. We visit the Distillery all the time so we put together this guide to help. See below for tips on when to go, how to get there, what to eat, what you can buy and more. First question, should you go? In a word, yes. There’s a reason thousands of … Continue reading Farm’r Guide to the Toronto Christmas Market

Front door of Farm'r

Farm’r Story: Why we were stupid enough to start a Toronto restaurant

Hello, I’m writing this blog post and many of the others you’ll see here as one of the owners of Farm’r. My name is Greg and I have a confession: in no way am I the ideal person to start a restaurant. I’ve never worked in a restaurant, only been an avid eater and repeated admirer of many delicious establishments. I’ve never started a business … Continue reading Farm’r Story: Why we were stupid enough to start a Toronto restaurant

Catering combo with chicken, beets, quinoa and kale salad and greens from Farm'r

Don’t Waste a Lunch: Top Healthy Catering Companies in Toronto

You may have ordered “unexciting” catering before. Something cheap and easy. It may have even looked something like this. Now there’s nothing wrong with this. Everyone needs an easy win sometimes and the standard sandwich bread with cold cuts, cheese and butter/mayo gets the trick done. But catering in Toronto gets a whole lot better. There are some fantastic restaurants out there that are serving … Continue reading Don’t Waste a Lunch: Top Healthy Catering Companies in Toronto

Halloween Cookies

Fun Halloween Food in Pictures

In the spirit of Halloween and the always fun spirit of food, we’ve smacked together some incredibly creative and completely edible food. The occasion isn’t all about treats, but well, it mostly is. Enjoy. If you’d like to check out the blog that any of these cool creations came from to learn more about them (or how to make them) just click on the link … Continue reading Fun Halloween Food in Pictures

Chicken breast

Local Chicken: Part 1, Picking Chicken at your Toronto Grocery Store

I don’t know about you, but everyone I know eats a lot of chicken. I eat a lot of chicken. Our diets today rely on it. For something you eat so much, what do you know about it? Today we hear a lot about “antibiotics” in chicken, but what does that mean? Is antibiotic free or organic chicken worth it or should we just buy … Continue reading Local Chicken: Part 1, Picking Chicken at your Toronto Grocery Store

Fall pumpkin truck

Toronto Fall Food Events and Activities: October & November 2018

There are food related events going on throughout the year, but the fall season can be the best time to take advantage of what the city has to offer. Summer is busy for social and travel season, December is packed with Christmas events, but why not use this time to take in a festival or activity? Toronto Soup Festival October 20 & 21st at the … Continue reading Toronto Fall Food Events and Activities: October & November 2018

Ontario fall vegetables at the market: squash, pumpkins

Fall Cooking in Ontario: Simple Dishes That Embrace the Season

October is here and that means our food markets are all about the fall vegetables like squash, pumpkins and apples. It’s a different time and it means a different style of cooking. Autumn has come. The end of summer in Ontario is always a little bit sad. Even through September with the weather so hot, everybody is taking vacation, getting out to cottages and finding … Continue reading Fall Cooking in Ontario: Simple Dishes That Embrace the Season