Coo-coo for coconuts?

We have a huge VITA COCO demo outside the store Saturday, June 24th from 11am-3pm.

They’ll be giving out all-natural coconut water to the first 1200 customers.

Free coconut water + the rad VITA COCO van + great music = a must for your weekend.

See you all there!



Summer Grilling: Spiducci




We love grilling and barbecuing in the summer-and in other seasons too, for that matter- and the more we grill, or barbecue, the more we discover different methods of grilling and smoking, and the more we are motivated to seek out new recipes and explore and sample different culinary masterpieces that we can add to our repertoire. One such discovery-for those of us late to the party- is spiducci, the classic Italian meat skewers.

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Good News! (No News is good news)

For a while now, there have been rumours that Fiesta Farms is for sale. We’ve never bothered to comment before but this time the rumours have done a bit of spreading.

If you’re in a hurry, here’s the bottom line: Fiesta Farms isn’t going anywhere.

If you’ve got a moment and are interested in knowing more about what’s fueling the speculation, stick around:


  • Fiesta Farms doesn’t currently own the land we’re sitting on.
  • The land we’re sitting on is for sale and has been for a while.
  • We have every intention of being the ones doing the buying.
  • Fortunately, our lease gives us first right of refusal over any offers.
  • In the worst case scenario, we have an iron-clad lease that will keep us rooted in this community for years to come.

We love this neighbourhood, the grocery and garden centre business, the people who shop here, live nearby, work with us, and share our values.

We’re a family run business with three generations of family members working here.

We ain’t going nowhere.

Thanks for the love, support, and attention, especially on Twitter. While no one likes to be the subject of unfounded rumours/speculation, some of the responses and concerns have been positively blush-inducing.

See you this summer, and for many years to come.

Fiesta Farms & Garden Centre

Eat At Home




Summertime and the living is easy. And in the summertime, cooking should be easy too. Happily for all of us, Toronto chef, writer and television personality Voula Halliday has presented us with a wonderful little gem of a cookbook to make it so. Just when you’re thinking your only recourse is to light the coals or phone for take-out, along comes Eat At Home. Continue »

DIY: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches



Finally the weather gods are smiling on the good citizens of Ontario. When the warm weather is upon us, our culinary inclinations turn to the great outdoors; to snack foods that are easily transportable via the cooler to parks and beaches, to fresh fruit and vegetables ready to be eaten raw or grilled along side burgers and steaks, and to cooling beverages and ice cream, yes, summer definitely screams for ice cream. And one of our favourite ways to make sure we are getting the necessary amounts of the stuff is to stuff it into a sandwich. Continue »