Growing Good Food Ideas: Farming Food Diversity in York Region

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Author: Ravi Singh

Posted: April 24, 2013

Categories: Growing Good Food Ideas / Videos

Farming Food Diversity in York Region from Sustain Ontario on Vimeo.

Southern Ontario prides itself on diversity. With language and culture coming in so many different flavours, it should be no surprise that food does as well. This video highlights how the diversity of a region’s population has beautifully enriched its food scene.

Judy’s Tropical Farm was started after its namesake migrated to Canada as a nanny in 1997 along with her husband and son. Judy and her farm have now started a movement by growing okra, callaloo, and bittermelon, favourites from her native Phillipines, right here in Ontario. Daniel Hoffman of the Cutting Veg organic farm also makes an appearance to talk about the twenty different varieties of garlic from different regions of the world grown on his farm.

These passionate food innovators have made York Region a haven for food lovers looking to broaden their horizons and learn more about food. York Region’s farmers have truly brought the world to Ontario and taken the joy of cultural exchange and learning into Ontario’s kitchens.