Get Educated About Wild Mushrooms

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We love wild mushrooms at Fiesta Farms and always try to keep a nice selection of mushrooms on hand in our produce department. So we are very excited to share news about a cooking class coming to Toronto that is all about our favourite fungi! Continue »



Celebrate Like an Italian with Lidia

 

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For cooks there is no doubt about it; the best thing about the fall is the abundant harvest. And with that coincides perhaps the second best thing about the fall; it’s new cookbook season. And with that in mind, today we look at Lidia Matticchio Bastianich’s new offering, Lidia’s Celebrate Like An Italian, a cookbook brimming with over two hundred new “foolproof” recipes that will make your kitchen your favourite room in the house. Continue »



Invite The Three sisters to Thanksgiving

 

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Beans, corn and squash

 

When you think of Three Sisters, what images come to mind? If you’re a millennial, possibly you think of a trio of Kardashians, or others of a certain age might think of The Andrews sisters. But if you know a bit about companion planting, and the agricultural practices of the peoples native to North America, you will think, beans, corn and squash, this continent’s original three sisters. Continue »



Urban Harvest: Rose hips

 

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You don’t have to live on a farm, or out in the country to take advantage of the fruit, herbs and vegetables that proliferate in almost all neighbourhoods in and around Toronto. Even plants that are grown for their decorative foliage and flowers yield a bounty year after year. Mulberries can be found on residential streets all over the city, and Concord grape vines decorate numerous patios, both commercial and residential. And as we found out recently, even crabapples are there for the picking, all it takes is a little bit of work. Okay, and maybe a ladder and a pair of pruning shears. Continue »



It’s Crabapple Time

 

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You wouldn’t know it, but today is the Autumnal equinox, the first day of fall. Though the unseasonably warm spell may make you want to head to the beach, it is actually a good time for to start taking advantage of the fruits of the season; grapes, squash and apples are all coming to maturity now, and one of the lesser-esteemed fruit trees, found almost everywhere in our urban forest  is the crabapple. Continue »