By Jasleen Sohal The Scarborough Food Network (SFN) is a collaborative network of community organizations, non-profits, small businesses, educational institutions and community residents that have a collective goal to increase food security in Scarborough. This extensive network prioritizes food access, justice, and literacy and sustainability as part of a multidimensional approach to improve food security,… Read More

By Jasleen Sohal When it comes to food, there’s nothing quite like the taste and quality of farm-fresh, locally produced eggs. In Toronto’s Coxwell and Gerrard area, a special initiative called Equinox Eggs has been bringing together small-scale farmers and community members for the past seven years. Led by a dedicated team of volunteers, this… Read More

By Jasleen Sohal, Research Assistant The Kaipad ecosystem, located in the northern region of Kerala, India, encompasses a vast expanse of approximately 4,100 hectares across the Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod districts, with the majority of its area falling within Kannur. Characterized by its saline-prone nature, Kaipad serves as a naturally organic rice production tract. What… Read More

By Jasleen Sohal, Research Assistant The Deeply Rooted Farmers’ Market is a Black and Indigenous market that takes place every Sunday from May 28 to October 15 at Dieppe Park in East York. What sets this market apart is its commitment to diversity and equality in an industry that has historically favored white-centric perspectives. Leading… Read More

By Jasleen Sohal, Feeding City Research Assistant The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market in Toronto has firmly established itself as a cherished community institution. Situated in the heart of the city’s East End, this market is more than just a place to shop for fresh produce and artisanal goods. It serves as a vibrant hub for… Read More

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By Siera Vercillo- Postdoctoral Fellow, Feeding City SF3 Lab Ten years ago, when I moved to northern Ghana for the year, my friends living just outside of Tamale, northern Ghana’s major urban centre, would often make fun of me for eating fried rice -served with mixed vegetables, scrambled egg and chicken or guinea fowl. They… Read More

by Matilda Dipieri With winter approaching, the Withrow Park Farmers Market prepares to wrap up the 2021 season after a successful summer operating. As COVID-19 continues imposing limitations on how the market operates, this season has been a true testament to Withrow Market’s longstanding community support. From its origins in 2006, local residents have managed… Read More

by Matilda Dipieri, Junior Researcher The Withrow Park Farmers Market is a longstanding farmers market in Toronto, located on the corner of Withrow Park in the East End of the city. As a result of the pandemic, Withrow Market, along with other farmers markets in Toronto, experienced significant uncertainty about its ability to open and… Read More

  The three Malvern community gardens are located in the Malvern neighbourhood, and reflect the diverse nature of the community. Gardeners come from Caribbean, South Asian, and European backgrounds. (Photo: Google Maps) Randy Bhagwan, Malvern Garden Lead and Communication Coordinator of the Malvern Food Security Workgroup. Due to physical distancing measures, the gardeners and garden leads… Read More