With the explosion in popularity of natural, organic and local foods, grocery shopping has become a confusing experience. Now that supermarkets, big box stores and major manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon, it’s getting harder and harder for consumers to trust their food source. Luckily for us Torontonians, we don’t have to settle for the fluorescent food section at the nearest Wal-Mart Supercentre. St. Lawrence Market has been thriving downtown for over 200 years, and has all the fresh, wholesome food you need at a decent price. And you can trust your food by interacting directly with the farmers and proprietors who handle it.
This Thursday, April 12, St. Lawrence Market holds its annual Customer Appreciation Night. This will be a great time to get re-acquainted with the merchants, and increase your awareness of the quality of food available. The South Market party promises food, drinks and entertainment, and runs from 7-9:30 p.m. It’s invitation only, so stop by your favorite merchant before Thursday to snag a ticket. The North Market activities start at 6 p.m., are free of charge, and you can also enjoy the 9th annual Toronto Dollar party. Not only will you have a fun, food-filled evening, you will learn about how spending Toronto Dollars helps support some very important causes in your community.
Remember, St. Lawrence Market is one of the World’s Top 25 Food Markets according to Food&Wine in April 2004. Not just North America, the world. Appreciate it.
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