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On Sunday I attended the Leslieville Farmers’ Market located at Jonathan Ashbridge Park near Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue. If you are travelling by car there is lots of free parking on Eastern Avenue just west of Coxwell.

The Sunday market was featuring BaconFest. A couple of new vendors were in attendance including “This Little Pig” makers of artisanal bacon: http://thislittlepig.ca/

Also in attendance were members of Glas Wine Bar: http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/opening-daily-dish/2012/07/31/introducing-glas-wine-bar/

My first visit is always to the friendly people at Hooked, one of the best fishmongers in the city. They cook up an awesome fish taco for $4.

I believe that BaconFest was a huge success due to the fact that I have never seen it so crowded as it was on Sunday. Kudos to the organizers for bringing in new vendors and keeping things interesting.


The always awesome Fish Taco from Hooked

The hard-working gals from Hooked

Jim Hayward from Haystrom Farms in Picton. His sweet corn is fabulous. I have bought this two weeks in a row. 6 for $3.

Kind Organics featuring Salad Blends & Sprouts, Wheat Grass & Micro Greens, Fine Culinary Herbs, Edible Flowers & Baby Greens.

Merchants of Green Coffe: Fresh Coffee, Fair Trade, Green Business

Merchants of Green Coffee

I purchased a package of this artisanal bacon made by This Little Pig: http://thislittlepig.ca/

This Little Pig Hardwood Smoked Bacon

Cooking up some fine bacon at This Little Pig

$2 tasting samples from This Little Pig

Wheelbarrow Farm, Sunderland Ontario: ecological growing practices including mulch, cover crops, hand tools, and compost. No artificial fertilizers. No pesticides or herbicides.

Forbes Wild Foods: foods are harvested from the Canadian wilderness by trained pickers who practice sustainable harvesting methods

Waffle Bar: handmade Belgian waffles

Le Matin Bakery by Jean-Pierre Challet

A great selection of French pastries and breads from Le Matin

Crosswind Farm, Keene Ontario: goat products including milk, yogurt, chesse and goat meat

Lots of tasty samples from Crosswind Farm