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The Strong Food Company / The Strong Earth Company

Vendor Description

The Strong Food Company / The Strong Earth Company

The Strong Earth Company
At the beginning of the season we sell Heirloom Tomato and Specialty Pepper seedlings as well as Dahlia Tubers and early annuals. Moving into the spring and summer our potted selection expands to include fresh herbs, organic ginger, edible flowers, flowers for tea, dahlia plants and a host of interesting and unique flowering plants. Late in summer and autumn we transition to mostly houseplants, from easy to care for to more unique and speciality plants for collectors.
Prices vary from a few dollars for a tomato start to over a hundred for a unique houseplant. We always try to provide a range of prices so everyone can enjoy a plant.

The Strong Food Company
We specialize in capturing the perfectly ripe moment of our local produce in preserves, pies, tarts, pesto, chutney and more. From our own urban gardens we use ingredients nurtured in organic soils and heirloom seeds as well as supporting local vendors and farmers. Each delicious item celebrates a moment of perfection of the season and when the moment ends we move on to the next wonderful crop available. Peaches are celebrated in season with Peach Pies, Blueberry Peach Crumbles,Habenero Peach Chutneys and Vanilla and Bourbon Peach Preserves. All of our prepared food highlights super seasonal local produce, often using that of our fellow marketers and what we grew in our own urban gardens.

Availability: June 11, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 20, August 27, Sept 17, Oct 15 (Dates may change without notice. Please visit the weekly vendor chart on our home page for the most up to date information)
Pre-order Option(s): www.strong-earth.com (Shopify)
In-person Payment Option(s): Debit, Credit, E-transfer, Cash

Zero Waste Options:

  • Bring your own (BYO) containers for food
  • Bring your own (BYO) shopping bags
  • Receive a discount when returning plastic plant pots and glass jars that were purchased from us
  • Ask for a plate if dining at the park
  • Borrow a Muuse container for takeout
Products/Crops

Spring (June):
Potted Plants: Tomato and Pepper Seedlings, Organic Flower Bedding Plants, Dahlia Tubers Started, Fresh Herbs, Houseplants

Food: Lilac Cocktail Syrup, Preserved Roast Rhubarb & Lavender, Blackberry Cheesecake
Garlic Scape Pesto, Strawberry Preserves, Strawberry & Fresh Basil Tart with Vanilla & Pink Peppercorn Custard, Strawberry & Rhubarb Tart with Vanilla Custard, Apricot Frangipane Pies

Summer (July & August):
Potted Plants: Assorted Herbs, Organic Ginger Plants, Edible flowers containers, Flowers for tea, Flowers and Plants for holistic uses, Houseplants

Food: Pesto, Pesto Rosso & Green Olive Breadsticks, Cherry Pies, Garlic Herb Rolls with Triple Creme Brie & Sour Cherry Chile Chutney, Fermented Honey with Heirloom Garlic, Zucchini & Comte Scones, Peach & Bourbon Preserves, Peach & Blueberry Crumble, Peach & Habanero Chutney, Cucumber Fresh Relish, Tomato Fresh Relish, Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Ricotta, Blueberry Buckle Cake, Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce, Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Autumn (September & October):
Potted Plants: Assorted Herbs, Flowers and Plants for holistic uses, Seasonal Wreaths and Decorations, Houseplants

Food: Pickled Hot Beets, Pickled Garlic Jalapeños, Italian Plum Cake, Preserved Pears & Vanilla Bean, Fresh Fig & Orange Polenta Cake, Fresh Chili & Garlic Harissa, Fresh Chili & Garlic Shatta, Caponata, Honeynut Squash & Cheddar Scones, Romesco Sauce, Spanish Tortilla, Kale Pesto, French Apple Tart, Tarte Tatin, Apple Cake with Salt Caramel Frosting

Growing methods: Non‑Certified Organic

Food Allergens: This vendor uses a shared kitchen and cannot guarantee possible contamination with food allergens. Items may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, traces of nuts. For a list of ingredients, questions or concerns please contact this vendor directly.

Location: Toronto (see map)

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