COVID-19 Customer Notice

Dear Fiesta Farms community, 

As a public gathering place stocking materials people need, we feel a responsibility to both stay open and the need to take precautions to help reduce the rate at which COVID-19 spreads. 

  • We have created a team to consider ways to make us better in this effort daily. We plan to maintain, adjust and evolve the protocols we’ve been adding since the beginning. 
  • Our standard cleaning schedule has been augmented and new protocols for disinfecting buggy and basket handles, debit/credit machines between orders, and replacing and sanitizing self-serve items have been adopted. 
  • We’ll continue to look for opportunities to sterilize surfaces throughout the store. 

But we can’t do this alone.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Please follow the hygiene protocol–sneeze into a tissue you discard if you can, and into your sleeve if you can’t. Do be aware that the COVID-19 can live on your sleeve for a few days. 
  • Sanitize and/or wash your hands frequently. Let’s work together to ensure the safety of everyone who enters our premises. 
  • We understand that these times are unsettling and may make many people anxious, so please be patient and understanding if you encounter long lines or out of stock items. 

We’re in this together. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to a head cashier or a manager. 

In the meantime, we’ll update this notice with significant changes to our practices as needed. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

Tracey & Dino Virgona 

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It’s Time for Toonies4Tummies!

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Did you know that every day in Canada one out of every  five kids heads off to school hungry? And in some parts of this country, that number is even higher; that’s over twenty-percent of our kids entering the schoolroom underfed. It’s hard to concentrate on anything when you’re hungry, let alone learning. Fortunately, “Toonies for Tummies” is addressing this serious problem, one toonie at a time. Continue »



Eat To The Beat

 

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It’s a win-win when a food lover is able to participate in an event that offers the best cuisine while also raising funds for a great cause, and that’s just what’s happening on October 22 in downtown Toronto as Roy Thompson Hall hosts the 24th iteration of Eat To the Beat. Continue »



Sad News

As a rule, we tend to keep our politics to ourselves. People are entitled to different opinions and world views. Diverse perspectives are as important to what makes Toronto special as diverse cultural backgrounds are. We try to make more and better options available to people through the store.But occasionally, like when an issue hits close to home, we need to take direct action.

This is one of those times.

As recently reported in the Toronto Star, Fiera Foods, the company that supplied us with croissants until recently, was the site of a tragic workplace accident. The matter is currently under investigation (by Ontario’s Ministry of Labour), but a 57-year-old father of two died. And tragic accidents happen, but this is the fifth one at Fiera Foods or one of its affiliates since 1999.

We understand that for many, often newcomers, businesses like Fiera Foods offer a lifeline. A barrier-free entry-point into the workforce.

We understand that temporary work can be a mixed blessing.

We understand that not everyone is in a position to choose who they work with.

In this case, we feel we can’t afford not to.

We’re currently negotiating with new vendors.

We hope you’ll be open to trying a new croissant in the coming weeks.

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Vote for Your Favourite Grocery Store!

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It’s that time of the year again, time to vote. No, not for you-know-who… we’re talking about Now Magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice, your opportunity to vote for your favourite grocery store, and much more. Continue »