Fruitful Market Brings Local Produce to Leslieville

Fruitful Market, a grocery store & eatery, just opened it's doors at the Dundas and Carlaw neighbourhood in Toronto. Foggy River Farm is delighted to be supplying Fruitful Market with a broad range of sustainably grown vegetables and herbs, focusing on those which are both delicious and packed with rich nutrients.

Fruitful market will feature a grocery section stocked with fresh produce, meat, dairy, and pantry items, as well a coffee bar and full line-up of eat-in or take-out meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A catering menu is also available.

Owner, Yannis Banks, created Fruitful Market out of a desire to find truly nutrient-dense food, containing the minerals, vitamins and flavours it once had before the arrival of conventional farming.

 We are supporters of the movement in farming which is based on restoring soil health and the vital soil ecosystem that supports our crops to give us healthy and nutrient dense food. At Fruitful Market we strive to partner with farmers who practice progressive biological and restorative techniques to produce crops that are not only organic but also nutrient dense.

Visit www.fruitfulmarket.com or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Foggy River Farm to Present at Outdoor Education Conference

Foggy River Farm will be at the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) Conference on September 25-27, participating in workshops and presenting a new session on Activating the Inner Ecological Designer: Lessons From an Edible Schoolyard Installation

Phil Collins and Emma Brandy will share their experience of facilitating a series workshops at an elementary school in Port Perry, Ontario, where they worked to create ecological literacy, agency and empowerment within students . They will explore the strengths and challenges of helping each student become an ecological designer, the process of planning and planting an edible schoolyard, and some of the experiential activities used to create connection and care for the places we inhabit. They will also share how they used a food forest ecosystem to incorporate Ontario curriculum pieces from social sciences, math, physical education, science and art.

 http://www.coeo.org/workshops.html

Food Forest Project Featured in Focus on Scugog

Foggy River Farm's Food Forest pilot project with the Durham Catholic District School Board was featured in the July 2015 issue of Focus on Scugog.   Taking place at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Port Perry, this project has engaged students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the visioning, design, planting, and care of an edible schoolyard ecosystem, and will continue to be a source of learning in the classroom and beyond.

 

Foggy River Presents on Permaculture, Herb Spiral & Mandala Garden at Richters Herbs

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On April 19, Phil Collins joined a panel of presenters to discuss unique approaches to permaculture and how to integrate permaculture principles to your own home and property.

Phil used Foggy River Farm as a case study and teaching tool to demonstrate how to integrate function and form into a natural landscape and maximize "edible space" while respecting the land and surrounding ecosystem.

View upcoming workshops at Richters herbs.