The Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair at Wychwood Barns in Toronto
Back for its second year on Sunday, November 30, the Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair at Wychwood Barns takes place from 11am to 4pm. The conception and development of the tasting event is driven by the dedicated people at Toronto's Leslieville Cheese Market. Tickets are $40 at the door for an all-inclusive sampling experience and the opportunity to purchase and discover foods from the best artisanal cheese makers, bakers, charcuterie butchers, craft breweries and restaurants.
The organizers are assembling some seriously committed food lovers to represent Ontario’s artisanal food community again this year. Be sure to watch for the Organic Work’s Bakery, specializing in recipes made with organic, gluten-free, nut-free and vegan ingredients that tantalize the palate. Other bakeries on site are: Epi Breads, Dough Bakeshop and Glory Hole Doughnuts, creators of the fluffer nutter doughnut. Some notable artisanal cheese vendors include: Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Monforte Dairy, Back Forty and Fifth Town with their handcrafted cheeses using traditional old world methods.
A variety of the award-winning Seed to Sausage’s small scale hand-crafted charcuterie that is prepared by hand, one by one will be on offer for the public to sample. Sanagan's Meat Locker, an old fashioned butcher shop in the heart of Kensington Market, specializing in ethically-raised meats from small local farmers will be serving up all-local meats and pies. Another of the charcuteries vendors, Harrington Lane Farms is committed to actively maintaining and promoting biodynamic sustainable food systems and permaculture.
The tasting fair also features local craft beer and Sawdust City Brewing Co; Granite Brewery and Barnstormer Brewing will be among those craft breweries pouring their small batch brews.
Supporters of the fair are people who seek out and appreciate high-quality and artisan foods. They are food enthusiasts and proponents of buying and eating local. There will be the opportunities to engage with producers and artisans while you taste and shop.
Due to last year’s success and large crowd the organizers have two different entry times for attendees, 11 AM and 1:30PM. Please check and make sure you select your correct preferred entry time, you will be welcome to stay as long as you like until the end of the event at 4PM.
601 Christie St. just south of St.Clair
Arrive at Christie subway station to meet your complimentary 5 minute shuttle to Wychwood. Service will be for the duration of the Fair.