Local, sustainable food in a great central location!

Our client Stef Pelton-Hatcher sent us this interesting information on specialty foodmeisters Culinarium, at 705 Mount Pleasant - if you're a fan of ethical food practices, quality and great taste, please read on! They also have some great upcoming workshops for foodies!

Culinarium™ is the retail division of Savour The Flavour Inc.™ We are excited to offer a unique gourmet food store in Mid-Town Toronto that will showcase exceptional Ontario products and the passionate people behind them. At Culinarium™ we offer a range of over 200 organic, natural, artisanal and / or sustainably produced products. These products range from preserves to snacks, cheeses to meats, non-perishables to frozen items. The one thing that all our products have in common is they are all locally produced. Our motto is All Ontario, All the Time.

We believe every food has a story. Join us to share in these stories at our cooking classes, tastings, meet the maker sessions, and enlightening explorations of Ontario food.

Saturday May 3 - Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) Information Session & Marketplace. Meet Mark Trealout, founder Kawartha Eco-logical Growers Co-op, learn more about this farm fresh weekly food box program. Time: TBD

Monday May 5 - Linda Crago from Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm teaches us how to create our own backyard garden. Whether you have a little space or a lot of space great joy can be found in working the soil and growing your own nourishment. Space is limited, contact Culinarium to register:
Afternoon session: 1pm to 3pm
Evening session: 7pm to 9pm

Meet the Maker at Culinarium™

Saturday May 10 - Eli Ham from August's Harvest will take over our kitchen and bake up some delicious Saskatoon berry pies. Just in time for Mothers Day!
Time: 1pm to 4:30pm

Saturday May 17 - Join Salsa Dave from The Great Canadian Salsa Company for a sample of his unique and delicious salsa. Perfect for all you foodie fellows, this salsa is made with Ontario Craft Beer and has a unique hockey connection, ask Dave for more details. Time: 1pm to 4:30pm

Saturday June 14 - Join Debbie Lorint from Wholesome Hotcakes for a griddling good time and a sample of her delicious pancakes. Time: 11am to 3pm

Create your own edible adventure and check out these fantastic festivals and events around Ontario:

April 28, 2008 Ontario Artisan Cheese Tasting and Marketplace Party - The Ontario Cheese Society will be hosting what may be the largest gathering of artisan Ontario cheeses under 1 roof in the past 50 years! The event will feature 6-9 cheesemakers and a chance to taste between 40 and 60 cheeses! Many of these cheeses are difficult to find and the cheesemakers rarely come to the city, this is a great chance to meet them. If you taste a cheese you love, the cheesemakers will have chunks for sale as well. The event is from 6-9PM at Hart House at the University of Toronto. Tickets are $30 and proceeds go to support the Ontario Cheese Society. Visit www.ontariocheese.org/marketplace/ or call 905-945-3633 to purchase your ticket. Space is limited, so reserve early.

June 1, 2008 Farm Sunday Communities all over Ontario

Savour The Flavour Inc.™ is an incorporated company that strives to foster a community who craves local sustenance and savours the history and stories that accompany the food they eat; a community for whom "field to fork" and sustainable agriculture are driving forces in the decisions they make. Through Culinarium,™ our new gourmet market division, we will provide convenient access to exceptional artisanal and specialty food products produced right here in our very own province...beautiful Ontario.

Culinarium™ will donate 1% of annual gross sales to food-based charitable organizations within Toronto or the communities we work with.

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