Organic anything in Scarb
- NonStickSteel Oct 30, 2012 07:37 AM
I was wondering if anyone knew of an organic (or locally sourced) butcher or produce market in Scarborough? We haven't found a single thing yet and I'm not really into the babysitting of a delivery process. I like the experience of actually going out to get my food. Call me Captain Caveman I guess. Right now, I rely on local grocers organic sections (which seem to be getting bigger and better) but I don't want to have to drive to Stoufville to get good meats etc.
Any help is appreciated!
I feel your pain. It seems Health Store equates to Bodybuilding Powders shop in most cases out here.
The only full line organic grocer I've found is The Natural Food Depot on the north side of Lawrence just a wee east of Warden. They do a pretty good job of it I'd say. Not exactly The Big Carrot, but so what? At least you can park.
Being so close to Diana's Seafood Delight and Arz Fine Foods makes it an excellent intersection for grocery shopping. Now grab your club and go Captain Caveman.
Even if it's in Pickering...This is pretty sad. I know for a fact that there's a demographic for it, especially in the Bluffs/Guild area. Hmmm...maybe I'll just open my own.
When it's not Farmer's Market season, I often head to the Natural Food Depot as well.
For a selection of smaller stores, you could try Kingston Road west of Victoria Park. There is a butcher that carries natural and organic meats (Close to the Bone), a health food store (Loving Nature), a market with local produce (Courage Foods) and even a video store (Movies 2 Go) that sells items from the family farm like apples, pumpkins and maple syrup!
Not certified organic, and in East York, but if you can't find anything better closer to home, you could try "Fresh from the Farm" near Donlands and O'Connor. http://freshfromthefarm.ca/. All Kitchener-Waterloo area Mennonite products. Mennonite farmers produce food for their local community, and since they trust each other to use healthy practices, they don't feel the need to certify. Good stuff, available in store or by pre-order. Also baked goods, home canning, cheese, eggs and produce (in season).