A Favourite Ontario Food Story: Meet Quinta Quinoa

When we opened Farm’r there was no quinoa on our menu. We loved the stuff, but quinoa was being grow mostly in Peru and the distance didn’t fit with our beliefs. A few months later we stumbled upon Jamie and the story behind Quinta Quinoa and fell in love. After a severe health scare, Jamie dedicated his life to developing a local quinoa product. Today, … Continue reading A Favourite Ontario Food Story: Meet Quinta Quinoa

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Farm’r Results: How We’re Doing After 1.5 Years Open

We are fast approaching 1.5 years since we opened Farm’r in August of 2017. Everyone involved were relative newbies when this began and it’s safe to say we still feel like newbies often. Though we’ve done many things right, we’ve made lots of mistakes along the way. Most of those wrongs took us too long to realize, but hey, we’re newbies remember. The best we … Continue reading Farm’r Results: How We’re Doing After 1.5 Years Open

Farmr quinoa and kale salad beside the hay roasted chicken

Can Vegetarians and Meat Eaters Get Along?

Hi, my name is Greg and I’m one of the owners of Farm’r. It might be odd to write a post about vegans and vegetarians given we are a meat serving restaurant, but hear me out. Yes, I’ve Been Vegetarian I love non-meat eaters. I’m not following now, but have been a vegetarian in the past for over a year, and during 4 months of … Continue reading Can Vegetarians and Meat Eaters Get Along?

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What it Cost to Build Our Restaurant

You don’t have to be in the restaurant business or show interest in opening a restaurant to be curious about what one cost. Before opening one, I never thought much about it either. If you pressured me, I would have said something vague like a few hundred thousand dollars. Today, I wouldn’t necessarily say that’s wrong, but when it comes to restaurants, they are expensive. … Continue reading What it Cost to Build Our Restaurant

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How Farm’r Wound Up Being Considered Healthy

Here’s something you may not know, when developing the concept behind Farm’r, we weren’t trying to create a “healthy” restaurant. The funny thing is, when you ask most people who have eaten here or are familiar with the concept, the first sentence always includes the word “healthy”. You won’t see that word on our branding and it seldom appears on our website. At the same … Continue reading How Farm’r Wound Up Being Considered Healthy

Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Toronto Foodie in your Life

We all know and love a foodie – in fact, there’s a good chance that if you’re a regular reader of our Farm’r blog you are one!  Christmas is any food lover’s favourite time of the year. From holiday parties to a huge turkey dinner on Christmas day, the whole of December can easily be dedicated to eating decadent meals. All in the name of … Continue reading Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Toronto Foodie in your Life

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Food Ideas for Christmas Dinner

The year is almost over and we are in the final stretch before Christmas. You’ve probably had a holiday focused event (or 2 or 3 or 10) already this season and are looking forward to a break from work and spending time with family. That almost always means bringing a host gift or contributing to a big family meal. Sometimes it means hosting dinner for … Continue reading Food Ideas for Christmas Dinner

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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

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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