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 Jeffrey Liu, Junior Researcher, Feeding the City: Pandemic & Beyond At the University of Toronto, the Feeding City research lab’s commitment to analyzing and documenting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the GTA’s food system extends well beyond the classroom. Assisting grassroots actions that provide Torontonians with nutritious and sustainably produced food is… 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


by Lynne Chia (Feeding City Team Alumni) On November 17, 2020, Singaporeans celebrated the news that local hawker food culture was one step closer to being inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.i This year, however,  has not been easy for this treasured facet of Singaporean society. Hawker food refers to cheap and delicious local foods sold at open-air centres across Singapore.… Read More


It is important to take notice of the incredible work of people and groups around the world advocating for more just food systems. One such group is the Street Vendor Project, in New York City, which organizes around an important and often overlooked side of urban food systems: street vendors. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/StreetVendorProject/photos/10158152087373519 Working in partnership… Read More