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Ryerson Market Spotlight: House of Empanadas

Ryerson Market Spotlight: House of Empanadas

Nicolas Tallarico, founder of House of Empanadas, moved to Toronto from Argentina in 2005. A gifted chef, Nicolas took his mother’s recipes to create the House of Empanadas, bringing authentic Argentinian cuisine to Toronto. The House started by selling empanadas to other vendors and eventually opened its own booth. Inspired by Toronto and Argentinian culture, […]

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Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Marigold’s Maple Syrup

Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Marigold’s Maple Syrup

With a new week rolling in, here comes a new market vendor spotlight! Brian, from Marigold’s Maple Syrup, has been selling natural Ontario maple syrup for over 20 years and has been making it his entire life. Marigold’s Maple Syrup is produced near Barrie, an area known for producing the world’s best maple syrup. While […]

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Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Earth + City

Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Earth + City

Looking for those gluten free and vegan options at the market? Earth + City will satisfy your needs! Started in 2010, through an interest in regionally inspired healthy food, all  Earth + City products are vegan, gluten free and plant based, made in conjunction with the Ontario growing season. They focus on seasonal availability and […]

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Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Bees Are Life

Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Bees Are Life

Bees Are Life. Yes, it’s that simple! And these bee keepers are making the Ryerson Market sweeter than ever. Did you know that one third of the world’s food system is produced with the help of pollination, making bees essential to daily life? With dwindling honey bee populations, especially in urban settings, the Bees Are Life […]

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Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Marché 59 from Port Hope

Ryerson Market Spotlight Vendor: Marché 59 from Port Hope

Wednesday, May 11th kicked off the Market season at Ryerson University. Each week, we’ll be visiting the market to bring you a sneak peek into the produce, prepared foods and lunch options available each Wednesday. Our first featured vendor from the Ryerson Market is Marché 59. Marché 59, specialty food shop and bakery, is new […]

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What’s in Season: Asparagus

What’s in Season: Asparagus

“You needn’t tell me that a man [or woman] who doesn’t love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He’s [or she] simply got the instinct for being unhappy.” Writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)   Happy Spring, friends! Asparagus comes from the Lily family (liliceae) along with the […]

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What’s in Season: Eggs

What’s in Season: Eggs

Eggs are amazing. They’re delicious any time and on anything. For breakfast, lunch or dinner. On their own, or a piece of toast, maybe some fresh vegetables or a burger! They add richness to any dish. Most importantly, they’re available all year long. You can support your Ontario farmers even through the tough winter months […]

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What’s in Season: Mushrooms

What’s in Season: Mushrooms

With winter winding down and spring sprouting up the path, we find ourselves in that very grey period where we are so close to local fresh produce but we still have some winter stores to get through. With that, we are going to celebrate one of our final season-less foods, mushrooms! (They can sometimes be a […]

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YU Ranch Farm Field Trip

YU Ranch Farm Field Trip

In mid-October, our Ryerson Eats team headed out on our second farm field trip to YU Ranch in Norfolk County particularly in the town of Tillonsburg, Ontario. A town previously known for it’s tobacco plantations, it is now experiencing burgeoning initiatives in sustainable food growing and processing. Many tobacco farms were converted into more diverse […]

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What’s in Season: Dairy

What’s in Season: Dairy

As we all begin to feel  the chill of winter down our spines, it is hard to believe that anything can be in season right now. However, we must remember that some foods are in season all year long! This month we are celebrating the non-seasonality of dairy foods! Ontario dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurt and more […]

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