Local made easy in the city

It can be tough to source local and organic food direct from farmers when you live in the city. But Fresh City has found a way to help you do just that! They source most of their total food purchases from Ontario farmers and deliver organic produce, groceries, meal kits and made-from-scratch meals to Toronto residents daily.

Fresh City delivers organic, farm fresh food to your door, directly from the people who grow it, raise it and make it. What’s even better? Some of the local produce is sourced directly from their two-acre farm right in the City of Toronto, at Downsview Park. The Greenbelt Fund’s investment helped Fresh City expand their product offerings by purchasing kitchen and food processing equipment for their packing and production facility. This funded project allowed the company to increase market access for dozens of Ontario farmers by expanding and diversifying their food production to include soups, smoothies, snacks and ready-to-eat meals. The results of this investment? At the time of the project, Fresh City’s local food sales reached $3 million and created 20 jobs. A boost to the local economy and happy local food enthusiasts.

Fresh City recently opened two retail locations in Toronto at 111 Ossington Avenue and 476 Roncesvalles, with a third expected to open in Fall 2019 at Bay and Gerrard. They also recently acquired Mabel’s Bakery & Specialty Foods, as well as The Healthy Butcher taking their total retail store count to eight.

To celebrate Local Food week (from June 3-9), stop by one of their retail locations or shop online at www.freshcityfarms.com to pick up some fresh Ontario produce.