Win Big with Apron Strings Until June 24th

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There’s a whole lot of celebrating father’s day going on our Apron Strings site.  But we’re not finished celebrating fathers and food.

We’re giving away three great prizes:

  • One $100 Fiesta Farms Gift Certificate
  • One $50 Fiesta Farms Gift Certificate
  • One fantastic grilling prize pack courtesy of Good Egg: a Lodge grilling pan and a grilling cookbook.

To enter into the draw, just watch the three Apron Strings videos  and share your favourite one. It could be the one that touched you the most, featured a relationship most like your own family or an entirely different reason!

The three videos are:

To enter on Twitter, follow us on Twitter , tweet a link to your favourite of the 3 videos and include the hashtag #apronstrings to be entered into the draw.

To enter on Facebook, share one of the videos on your Timeline and tag Fiesta Farm’s Facebook page to be entered into the draw.

You can double your chances of winning by sharing on both Facebook and Twitter! The contest ends Monday, June 24 at 11:59 am ET.

Thanks to our friends at Good Egg for supplying an awesome prize. Check them out in Kensington Market!

Let Food Live: The Movie

When you pick up your latest issue of Edible Toronto, you’ll notice that we’ve chose to shine a light on the issue of Food Waste.

Did you know that more than 1/2 of the food thrown out in Canada comes from our homes?

We asked environmentalist and filmmaker Andrew Nisker to tell us how he keeps food waste to a minimum at his house.

In his film Garbage: The Revolution Starts at Home Andrew challenged a family to keep all of their garbage for three months! Now, let’s see how he manages to keep food out of the compost bin between grocery shops.

For more on how to reduce your food waste visit While you’re at it, enter our Twitter contest by sharing your best food waste tip @fiestafarms using the hashtag #letfoodlive

Tomatofest….Quite a Fest Indeed


Last Thursday 20 of Toronto’s most dedicated foodies gathered under Fiesta Gardens’ canopy and made some magic happen. Arm in arm they chopped, crushed, sterilized and stirred their way to some absolutely delicious jars of tomato sauce. Continue »

Don’t Miss TomatoFest!

As part of Tomatofest! we’re having a Tomato Canning Party at Fiesta Gardens.

On August 9th at 5pm, 20 people will gather under the Garden Centre canopy and walk away with cans of tomatoes to lasts through the winter months. The event is co-hosted and run by The West End Food Co-op, Toronto’s almost open food hub working to create a thriving local food culture in Toronto’s West End. The price of admission will be donated to the West End Food Co-op.

Hurry as tickets are very limited.

And The Winner Is….

The votes are in and they’ve been carefully tallied.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Apron Strings contest by submitting entries and voting for your favorites. Three blog posts came out on top. They are:

All three winners will receive Fiesta Farms gift certificates. We’re already looking forward to next Father’s Day.