September 25, 2019

Black to Eden

At Black to Eden, we are here to bring the most natural and safe products as close to nature as they appear . We’ve searched out developed, packaged only 100% organic products for your personal enjoyment. As we are ONE with nature, originally and as we all came from ...
September 14, 2019

Cabbagetown Organics

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Cabbagetown Organics is serving up Garlic Butter on Roasted Corn!
September 11, 2019


At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Axcadmy is selling blacksmith-related tools including hammers, grinders, wood stumps, steel billets (these are what are shaped into the axe head), axe handles, and more. They also have cutting boards decorated with garlic cloves for display. Axcadmy is the first custom axe making workshop in ...
September 10, 2019

Toronto Master Gardeners

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, expert gardeners from Toronto Master Gardeners will offer advice and answer all your gardening questions. Just drop by their booth. The volunteer Toronto Master Gardeners have been advising and helping solve problems for Toronto gardeners since January 1988. Part of an international non-profit community service network, ...
September 8, 2019

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: Hostess Ivonete de Sousa (All Day)

Born in Sao Paulo and educated in Brazil and Canada, Ivonete de Sousa is a seasoned professional with over 15 years experience working in funding programs for the film and television industries. She currently works at the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and ...
September 7, 2019


DUNDAS AND CARLAW is conjuring three garlic-inspired cocktails for this year’s Toronto Garlic Festival. DIRTY G-TINI: Sobieski Vodka Olive Brine Dry Vermouth Pressed black garlic GARI COLLINS Bombay Garlic soda Sour mix Roasted garlic and lime garnish DUNDAS AND CARLAE GARLIC SLEAZER Our signature recipe infused with black garlic ...
September 3, 2019


At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Takoyaki6ix is selling Octopus Balls and Garlic Shrimp Balls. Takoyaki6ix is an introduction to authentic Japanese street food, born on the streets of Osaka Japan. Takoyaki, also known as Octopus Balls, are now enjoyed worldwide but Takoyaki 6IX’s authenticity and freshness of ...
September 3, 2019

Ixiim by Chef Erika Araujo

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Ixiim by Chef Erika Araujo is serving up Garlic Poblano and Cheese Tamale! At Ixiim by Chef Erika Araujo, my mission is to promote the traditional Mexican food using local products and show my roots and culture through the Mexican Gastronomy. My products are very ...
September 3, 2019

Megan Stasiewich

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Megan Stasiewich is selling mini cupcakes (including garlic apple spice cupcakes), and cake pops all containing garlic. She also has premixed organic cake mixes, ready for you to add your choice of garlic and other perishable ingredients. Megan creates fun whimsical ways to use delicious ...
September 3, 2019

Pow Wow Cafe

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Pow Wow Cafe is serving up scone dog with smoked garlic and cheddar dunk.   Pow Wow Cafe is an indigenous owned restaurant specializing in pow wow cuisine.
August 31, 2019

Expressions by Lavindi

At the Toronto Garlic Festival Expressions by Lavindi is selling beaded bracelets,  mala necklaces, chain necklaces, rings,  earrings,  adjustable bracelets. They will also be creating henna tattoos. They use all natural organic ingredients. Expressions by Lavindi is the owner and creator behind Expressions by Lavindi. She is a henna artist ...
August 31, 2019


At the Toronto Garlic Festival, LLC Designs is selling aprons, scarves, necklaces (all handcrafted.) Fabricland, Michaels, Arton. LLC Designs prides itself in crafting eco-friendly, one of a-kind, affordable textile jewelry, scarves, dolls and other products. Our products are made from sustainable materials such as cotton, batik, suede, leather, silk, wool ...
August 31, 2019

Amanda Milette

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, selling posters designed by myself, printed by Blitz Print House. Postcards designed by myself, printed by Blitz Print House. Pin back buttons designed by me, printed by Sugarbomb Printing. Stickers designed by me, printed by Stickermule Amanda Milette is a graphic designer inspired by the ...
August 31, 2019

The Joy of Harvest

At the Toronto Garlic Festival selling jams, jellies, sauces and chutneys. We are active members in the local Farmers’ Markets and make and sell delicious jams, jellies, sauces and chutneys incorporating garlic in many of the products that we make.
August 30, 2019

Death in Venice Gelato

For the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival Death in Venice Gelato is serving Black Garlic and Toasted Fennel Gelato, and Roasted Garlic , Sea Salt and Chocolate Gelato. Death in Venice works with local farmers and suppliers in an effort to use exclusively fresh, local and seasonable ingredients. Gelato is a denser and ...
August 30, 2019

Chef Valentina Giorcelli

Born in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, I grew up with a great appetite for and appreciation for authentic Italian food which was passed down through my family. For as long as I can remember, excellent home cooked meals (all sourced from local producers of course) provided me with ...
August 27, 2019

Music Stage: Eaoh Argos w/Donald Quan (3:00-3:45)

Donald Quan – Born in Toronto and schooled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Quan was the recipient of the Joe Venuti scholarship for stringed instrument performance. After Quan left college, he ventured into pop/rock music with the Canadian rock band Lighthouse and played with them for three ...
August 26, 2019

Music Stage: Eagle Women Singerz (11:00-11:45)

Toronto Garlic Festival is honoured to welcome the beautiful drum of Eagle Women Singerz. This Toronto hand drum group featuring lead drummer Sue Croweagle (Blackfoot Nation) loves to sing and drum and share the aboriginal culture and talents with others. Sue Croweagle taught the women to sing on the ...
August 25, 2019

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: Garlic Cake Carving Demo with Megan Stasiewich (1:00-1:45)

Garlic-Shaped (and garlic-flavoured!) Cake Carving Demo. The Great Canadian Baking Show finalist and third generation cake carver Megan Stasiewich will show her extraordinary and artistic skills and carve a garlic shaped cake which the audience will devour at the end of the demonstration. Megan Stasiewich is a 32 year old mom ...
August 24, 2019

The County Bounty Farm and Artisanal Soda

For the Toronto Garlic Festival, County Bounty and Artisanal Soda is working on a Black garlic, Ginger, Honey, Maple, and Cranberry soda. County Bounty’s unique and delicious sodas are made with locally grown fruit, fair-trade cane sugar, and other herbs & veggies, including Ontario garlic, grown on local farms, ...
August 24, 2019

Big Rock Brewery

At Big Rock Brewery, are a team of craft connoisseurs with an uncompromising passion for great beer and refreshing moments. In 1985, Ed McNally founded Big Rock to buck the time’s beer trends. Three bold, European-inspired offerings – Bitter, Porter and Traditional Ale – forged an industry at a time heavy on ...
August 24, 2019


The water trailer, called HTO TO GO, is brought to public events like the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, and connected to a supply of potable water (i.e. water main) and serves as a large drinking fountain. The water trailer has a stainless steel trough on each side of the trailer. ...
August 24, 2019

So Delish

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, So Delish is selling their organic fresh and dried, flaked garlic. So Delish So Delish is the result of our non-baby clientele who fell in love with our ‘baby-food’ when Baby Delish was launched. We strive to connect people with the great goodness, local, Ontario, ...
August 24, 2019

Boars Rock Farm/Pure Music Garlic – Meaford, ON

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Boars Rock Farm/Pure Music Garlic is selling fresh certified organic Music garlic (Eco Certified), dehydrated garlic chips, garlic powder, dehydrated garlic scapes, garlic scape powder, black garlic, black garlic powder, and garlic butter seasoning. Over 10 years ago, Paul and I started planting a few ...
August 24, 2019

Garlic Bros Farm – Pickering, ON

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Garlic Bros is selling fresh seed and table garlic that they grow. Varieties include: Duganski, Bogatyr, Red Rezen, Spanish Roja, Marino, Russian Red, Creole Red, Cuban Purple, Chesnok Red, Georgian Fire, Portugal Azores, Romanian Red, Sicilian Gold, Vekak. Variety Packs will be available (6 types of ...
August 24, 2019

Weathered Rock Farm – Campbellville, Ontario

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Weathered Rock Farm is bringing a variety of garlic, along with honey, and cut flowers, all produced at their farm. Varieties of garlic will include music, norquay, legacy, and svea. Weathered Rock Farm is a small-scale, diverse, ecological farm located on the edge of the ...
August 24, 2019

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: #AMA (Ask Me Anything) about Garlic and Cinema with Daniel Garber (3:00-3:25)

How cinema, food and garlic transformed the mind of film critic, CIUT 89.5 radio host and founder of Daniel Garber. Not unlike the filmmakers and directors that he admires, Daniel is a great storyteller and when we invited him to join our Culture Talks series at Speakers Corner this ...
August 24, 2019

Festival Theatre: Before the Plate

Films are screened in the Festival theatre during Festival hours. Access is free with admission to the Toronto Garlic Festival. Before the Plate , directed by Sagi Kahane-Rapport, follows John Horne, one of Canada’s most renowned chefs, on an epic journey as he follows each ingredient from one plate of ...
August 24, 2019

Music Stage: Greg Hamilton Spins Motown Classics (4:00-5:00)

DJ Greg Hamilton plays Motown classic hits Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Jackson 5, Al Green, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, and more.
August 24, 2019

Music Stage: Greg Hamilton (4:00-5:00)

DJ Greg Hamilton plays Motown classic hits Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Jackson 5, Al Green, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, and more.
August 24, 2019

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: Bee-ing Connected Through Garlic with Brian Hamlin (11:00-11:25)

Beekeeper Brian Hamlin takes you on a journey through the history of bee keeping from ancient times to the present day. He discusses the importance of bees for pollination and food security and shares his recipe for making garlic honey. Brian was raised near Peterborough, Ontario in a farming community ...
August 24, 2019

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: Garlic and The City with Jacqueline Dawyer (10:00-10:25)

Jacqueline Dawyer shares her knowledge and experience on growing, harvesting and storing garlic, including tips for city dwellers, and growing on balconies. Jacqueline is a passionate community organizer/farmer. Co-founder of the Toronto Black Farmers and Food Growers Collective, her mission is to grow ”clean” food. She wants to see ...
August 24, 2019

Art Workshop in the Speakers’ Corner: Garlic Art Workshop with Marilyn Bercovich (4:00-4:45)

Toronto Garlic Festival visitors receive free professional instruction – including supplies – to create their own original garlic art to take home. The 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival invites art instructor Marilyn Bercovich to give a pencil sketching workshop. Class starts at 4:00 pm in the Speakers’ Corner and is free with admission to the ...
August 24, 2019

Music Stage: Juni Yeung (QIN) and Donald Quan (GUZHENG) (10:00-10:45)

Juni L. Yeung, BA(Hons.)(Toronto), MA(CUHK), Chinese name Yang Junli, courtesy name Xueting, is the founder of the Toronto Guqin Society, and is one of the founding members of the Toronto Hanfu movement in 2006, and has been dedicated to the teaching and linking of the guqin and its ...
August 24, 2019

Music Stage: Best of Canadiana with Jim Gelcer and Bob Cohen (12:00-12:45)

Jim Gelcer has led dual careers in music and technology. As a musician he’s an internationally acclaimed composer, producer, and recording artist. As founding partner of Gelcer Myhr Productions, a Toronto-based production house for film, television, and advertising music, Jim produced work for clients including CBC, Bell Canada, MuchMusic, ...
August 24, 2019

Music Stage: Yiddish Songs and Jazz Standards with Stella Walker (1:00-1:45)

Stella Walker is a singer, writer, performer, producer, painter, comedian and voice coach based in Toronto, Canada. Stella is currently writing a one woman comedic musical: Stellavision – the 3 D World of Stella Walker.   As a writer, performer, producer and singer Stella has many national broadcasts to her credit. Her work ...
August 23, 2019

Music Stage: Brazilian Percussion and BATA with Rick Lazar (2:00-2:45)

RICK SHADRACH LAZAR (drums, percussion) was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He is descended from the ancient Assyrian people & his Middle Eastern musical roots can be heard in his Afro-Latin-New World Fusions. His knowledge of world drums and music combined with passionate energy have made him first call ...
August 22, 2019

Jamie’s Cracked Corn

At 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival Jamie’s Cracked Corn is serving gluten free parmesan garlic popcorn made fresh! Priding themselves on making food fresh on site, Jamie’s Cracked Corn uses various flavours to bring their culinary delights to life!
August 22, 2019

Nicole Nutrition

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Nicole Nutrition is serving her fried spaghetti Aglio e Olio frittata with fermented Ontario garlic scapes and local spicy pepperoncini using ingredients sourced from Ontario farms with vegetarian, and vegan options.  Nicole Nutrition offers holistic nutritional counselling and therapeutic cuisine. Nicole is on a mission ...
August 22, 2019

Chef Doris Fin

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Chef Doris Fin is serving up her grilled cheese prepared with Lebanese garlic sauce (toum). With ingredients sourced from Ontario farms and a vegan option using Ontario company, Nuts for Cheese (organic cashew based cheese), there is sure to be something for everyone’s tastes! ...
August 22, 2019

Manipura Food

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival Manipura Food will be serving their Trinidadian inspired doubles with a variety of delicious garlic pepper sauces to choose from! With ingredients sourced from Ontario farms, there’s something for everyone! Manipura Food Co. specializes in Trinidadian/West Indian inspired street food. We focus on ...
August 22, 2019

Alphonsa’s Gourmet

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Alphonsa’s Gourmet is serving their condiments: BBQ sauce, garlic olive esplanade, balsamic, olive oil, roasted garlic hummus, salad dressing, and hot sauces that all use ingredients sourced from Ontario farms. Alphonsa’s is proud to create healthy and wholesome foods using natural ingredients. This ...
August 22, 2019

Huron Sun Foods

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Huron Sun Foods is serving their vegan and gluten free cold-pressed sunflower oil, infused herb and garlic dipping oils, and salad dressing that uses garlic and apple cider vinegar! Huron Sun Foods are artisanal producers on Ontario cold-pressed organic sunflower oil. Their oil is cold-pressed ...
August 22, 2019


At the Toronto Garlic Festival Chef Jane Tran is serving  Black garlic / hoisin sauce in Brunch (Breakfast) Bao;  Korean sloppy Joe bao with Ontario garlic;  Death by bao with Ontario garlic and Lemongrass & Kaffir Ice Tea. For  dessert lovers she has created Black Garlic and Miso Cinnamon Bun. Inspired ...
August 20, 2019

Rosewood Estates Winery

The Rosewood story begins over 80 years ago when R.W. Roman’s passion for beekeeping and mead began as a teenager in Ukraine. After arriving in Canada, he continued keeping bees alongside his son, Eugene Roman, who quickly fell in love with the craft. Years later, during Eugene & Renata’...
September 13, 2018


At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, salt+MUSTARD is serving their salt, mustard, vinegar, and hot sauces! All their products are vegetarian and contain black garlic deliciousness! salt+MUSTARD is a local small batch specialty foods company with a focus on infused finishing salts and artisanal mustard. All our products are ...
August 19, 2018

Chaussers Farm, St Anns, Ontario

We are growers of a few varieties of fresh garlic that is suitable for use over the next 8 months. Chaussers Farm also has a number of value added products like, dehydrated garlic, pesto, freeze dried garlic as well as garlic for seed and jellies. At the Toronto Garlic Festival we ...
August 17, 2018

Things To Do In Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016 as noted on wikipedia. There are tons of attractions and different places to see and visit across the fine city of Toronto. However, if you are looking for an ...
August 16, 2018

Garlic Health Effects

Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. It contains sulfur compounds, which are believed to bring some of the health benefits. Claims about garlic’s medical and therapeutic effects in ancient lore and modern science can fill a book. ...
August 15, 2018


We seek out the freshest ingredients available, including the finest rice and tea. Japanese cuisine is divided into two streams – Washoku and Seiyo-Ryori. Washoku is the traditional method of cooking that includes tempura, teriyaki, kaiseki, sushi, udon, oden, sukiyaki and much more. Seiyo-Ryori is the combination of European (Mainly French) ...
August 14, 2018

Garlic Benefits: The Healing History

It’s believed that garlic was first discovered thousands of years ago in central Asia. We have valued the root ever since. How did it all begin? One imagined scenario  is that about ten thousand years ago (or possibly earlier), a few hunter-gatherer women were walking along a hillside. They ...
August 13, 2018

When Should You Pick Garlic?

Garlic is one of those things where timing is everything, and the harvest period can span from late spring through late summer, depending on the weather and the variety of garlic grown. But since the bulbs are all underground, how can you really tell when your garlic is ripe for ...
August 12, 2018

August’s Harvest Garlic & Ted’s Tantalizing Story

The secret is out. Many people are aware of garlic’s attractions, and demand for garlic has never been greater.  And when demand soars, the supply side tries to keep up. Beginning in the 1980s, Ontario became a significant grower. But local garlic farmers suffered more than a few bumps ...
August 11, 2018

What is Black Garlic?

Black garlic, otherwise known as fermented garlic, is a black, tar-like substance. It is a type of aged garlic which is attributed to be browned by the Maillard reaction rather than caramelized, first used as a food ingredient in Asian cuisine. It is made by heating whole bulbs of garlic (...
August 10, 2018

Ted Maczka: Garlic Legend

A few garlic trailblazers set the stage for Ontario garlic farmers and gardeners to follow. Ted Maczka was a fixture in the Canadian garlic industry and was something of a cult figure at garlic events and festivals. Part showman, part funnyman, he was a garlic evangelist. From his farm in ...
August 9, 2018

How to Grow Garlic

Need to grow garlic? With a little patience and a few bulbs, you can build up a sizable crop. Hardneck garlic has thrived for millennia in the northern hemisphere in a wide range of soil conditions and climates. So if I can grow garlic as a wannabe farmer with only ...
August 8, 2018

The Growth of Garlic Farms

Garlic farms sprang up across the province in the east, the southwest and the north. Over just a few years, Ontario garlic production covered as much as four thousand acres (1,600 hectares). Then trouble struck. In the 1990s, large quantities of Chinese garlic was “dumped” on the Canadian market. According to ...
August 7, 2018

Plant Garlic Cloves In The Fall

Steps on How to Plant Garlic Cloves in the Fall Step 1: Purchase Seed Garlic Do not use imported table garlic for planting. Not only will it grow poorly, but you risk the possibility of infecting your garden or farm field with foreign-based diseases. No self-respecting garlic grower wants to be ...
August 6, 2018

Garlic Nutrition? Best Healthy Garlic Recipe

To Cure What Ails” Roasted Garlic Soup Garlic Nutritional Highlights Garlic has many nutritional qualities. It is an excellent source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). It’s also a very good source of manganese, selenium and vitamin C, as well as other minerals, including phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron and copper. Garlic ...
July 20, 2018

Newcomer Kitchen

At the Toronto Garlic Festival the Newcomer Kitchen will serve two Syrian cuisine specialties: Kibbeh and Fattayer. The Newcomer Kitchen provides on-the-ground entrepreneurial training for Syrian Refugee women to promote their culinary history in a diverse environment.
July 12, 2018

When The Pig Came Home

For the Toronto Garlic Festival, When the Pig Came Home  is serving ribs in black garlic stout sauce with crispy garlic, and also garlic brined peameal with garlic aioli, double smoked bacon, cheddar and egg. Our mission is to bring the highest quality farm-to-table ingredients prepared with care and love ...
July 12, 2018


At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, the Pie Guyz is serving up their savoury meat and vegetarian pies! All of these pies contain Ontario Garlic, and with vegetarian and Halal options, there’s something for everyone! They soon found out that there were limited cafes and bakeries that specialized in savoury ...
July 12, 2018
Tsewang Chodon uses Ontario garlic in her traditional Tibetan MoMo dumplings.

TC’s Tibetan MoMo

We are serving MoMos, the delicious Tibetan version of dumpling, including vegan, beef, and vegan pasta noodle at the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival. At farmers markets in Toronto since 2013, the Tibetan term “MoMo” is widely known and used in Tibet, Nepal and the Northern Himalayan region in India. They can be ...
July 12, 2018
Slopes of Vesuvius Mobile Pizzeria

Slopes of Vesuvius Mobile Pizzeria

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, Slopes of Vesuvius prepares wood fired oven pizza prepared with roasted garlic scapes. Available in vegetarian, and meat options with most ingredients sourced from Ontario farms! Chef Marco Zambri is trained in classical Italian cuisine and takes pride in creating authentic Neapolitan pizza, cooked to ...
July 12, 2018
Tea sommelier Carol Mark reinterprets Burmese Laphet in her original recipe, to be served at the 6th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival.


At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival Carol re-interprets Lahpet – Garlic Tea Salad – in a recipe served with Ontario garlic and tossed with farm-grown Napa cabbage, tomatoes, dried broad beans, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, gogi berries, with various sides such as fried Ontario garlic, onions and tossed with a tangy ...
July 12, 2018

Jamie Kennedy Kitchens

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival Jamie serves his famous Fries with Ontario Garlic Aioli that are always a crowd pleaser! Jamie Kennedy Kitchens has been involved in fostering relationships and helping to redefine and revitalize local food economies in Southern Ontario for more than 3 decades.
July 6, 2018

Artist Alyssa Cooper

Every year the Toronto Garlic Festival re-imagines the garlic bulb in a new and creative way for its annual marketing campaign.  In previous years we hired artists and graphic designers to depict a garlic bulb abstracted as a scoop of ice cream (2013),  a hot air balloon (2014),  a globe of  the ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Latin Easy Listening DJ – Flavia Abadia (4:00-5:00PM)

“Life is too short not to live life how you want it.” -F.A. Flavia is a fiery, energetic, passionate and hardworking DJ, singer/songwriter and dancer with a passion for health and fitness. Grand-daughter of the first Colombian actor in Hollywood, Julio Abadia, she is born in France, and ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Film Score – Donald Quan & Bob Cohen (3:00-3:45PM)

Born in Toronto and schooled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Donald Quan was the recipient of the Joe Venuti scholarship for stringed instrument performance. After Quan left college, he ventured into pop/rock music with the Canadian rock band Lighthouse and played with them for three years. ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Solo Steel Pan – Solomon Joseph (2:00-2:45PM)

My name is Solomon. I was born in Trinidad and the pan is my passion. I love to hear it’s magical tones and interpret both classic caribbean songs and modern music. I am a drummer with a renewed interest in the tenor pan. I enjoy experimenting with all types ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: World Percussion & Turkish Singing – Demetrios Petsalakis & Brenna MacCrimmon (1:00-1:45PM)

Always intrigued by scratchy 78s and strange ghostly sounds, Brenna MacCrimmon first heard Turkish and Balkan folk music in the vinyl collection of her local public library in the early 1980’s. As a result she embarked on a slow and inexorable descent into the world of Turkish and Balkan music. ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Irish Traditional – Clan Hannigan (12:00-12:45PM)

Clan Hannigan are husband-and-wife duo Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins, and their three growing children, who live in Canada. Together they play and sing mostly Celtic music with Irish dancing and sea shanties thrown in.   Choose Activity or Speaker Garlic Braiding Workshop with Farmer Al Cowan (11AM & 1PM) Music ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Contemporary Ghanaian – Kobena Aquaa-Harrison (11:00-11:45AM)

Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison is an award-winning producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from Ghana. He is widely recognized as a performer, producer and creative force in radio, TV, film, dance and theatre. Whether performing at corporate events; working behind the scenes as the musical voice of CBC FIFA World Cup 2010; as ...
July 1, 2018

Music Stage: Modern Indian Classical – Ed Hanley & Justin Gray (10:00-10:45AM)

Ed Hanley is a multi-dimensional artist – creator, performer, producer, cinematographer, recording engineer, video editor, photographer, blogger, and tabla player. Described as “a remarkable player, both in his musical thoughtfulness and his technical virtuosity” (Halifax Chronicle Herald), Ed’s multimedia work embraces the worlds of music, video and photography. Although best ...
June 26, 2018

Speakers’ Corner: “The Garlic Sauce” – Nuoc Cham Vietnamese Sauce Demo – Chef Thompson Tran (2-2:45PM)

Chef Thompson demonstrates the traditional Vietnamese use of garlic with two sample tasting dishes:  Dish #1: Bean Sprout, Chinese garlic chive, fried garlic and shallot, Nuoc Cham dressing. Dish #2: Tamarind Sweet Sour Broth, slow-fried garlic, jasmine rice. Chef Thompson currently runs his boutique catering company Wooden Boat Food Company specializing in ...
June 25, 2018

The Cutting Veg – Jackson’s Point, Ontario

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, The Cutting Veg is selling varieties of Garlic. These include: Rocambole Varieties – Italian, Former Yugoslavian, Ukrainian, Israeli, Korean, Salt Spring Island; Purple Stripe Varieties – Persian, Siberian; Porcelain Varieties – Russian, Polish, Northern Quebec, Romanian; Artichoke Variety – Sicilian; Turban Variety – Chinese; Creole Variety – Rose de Lautrec At ...
June 25, 2018

Nautilus Farm (formerly Twin Pine Farm) – Indian River, Ontario

Garlic varieties for sale at 8th Annual Toronto Garlic Festival: Siberian, Korean, Music, Red Russian, Puslinch, Hungarian, Railway Creek, Mennonite, Italian Nautilus Farm’s mission is to provide the community with sustainably grow organic (currently non-certified) food while maintaining the highest standards of land stewardship.
June 25, 2018

Hornby Garlic – Milton, Ontario

We grow all of our own garlic-bogatyr, bousfield, brusse, carpathian, chesnok red, Czech, choparsky, duganski, french racombole, georgian fire, inchelium red, Italian purple, japanese, korean purple, legacy, marino, mennonite, montanaroja, music,metechi, Northen. Quebec, Quebec, persian star, russian red, temptress ,ukranian hot, zajac, purple haze, killarney red, xian, leningrad, kiev, ...
June 25, 2018

GARLICLOVES – Kirkfield, Ontario

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, GARLICLOVES is selling the following Garlic Varieties: Chesnook Red, Khabar, Italian Purple, Red Russian, Music, French Rocambole, Ontario Giant, Marino, Lokalan, Xian, and Chiloe. At GARLICLOVES, we have been growing garlic in the Kawartha Lakes region for almost a decade. We experiment with more than 30 ...
June 25, 2018

Hidalgo’s Organic Products Enterprise – Toronto, Ontario

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Hidalgo’s Organic Products Enterprise is bringing a wide variety of garlic, including Musik, purple stripe, marbled purple stripe, German mennonite, Korean, pink, bogatyr, Persian, duganski, legacy, yugoslavian red, and Siberian. They will also bring produce grown on their farm, including Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, ...
June 22, 2018

Culture Talks in the Speakers’ Corner: Vampires and Garlic: Haters Gonna Hate with Suyin Olguin, Queen’s University (2:00-2:25)

Suyin Olguin returns with more fascinating information about the exploration of how the history of food and nineteenth-century nutritional science gives a compelling look at the medical, folkloric, and material roots of garlic from which Bram Stoker drew his inspiration for his novel, Dracula (1897). The enduring feud between garlic and ...
June 22, 2018

Speakers’ Corner: A HerStory of Garlic – Chef Anne Sorrenti (1:00-1:25)

While the changes in Toronto’s restaurants continued in post-war Toronto, a quiet revolution was happening. Canadian immigrants (and their descendants) were championing the way Canadians cooked at home. For generations, they had been using fresh ingredients and cooking their incredible food without pretention. Their influence continued, unabated, behind the ...
June 12, 2018

2018 Chefs & Food Vendors

Chefs and food vendors attending the 8th Annual Toronto Garlic festival include  Kukum Kitchen;  Jamie Kennedy Kitchens; When the Pig Came Home; Just A Cup; 6ix Triangles; Rachel’s Gourmet Gone Wild; The Pie Guyz; Alchemy Pickle Company; Add Love & Stir; Empower T – Seize The Moment; TC Tibetan MoMo; ...
June 11, 2018

Speaker’s Corner: Why The Heck Would Anyone Put Garlic In Dessert? Chemical Engineer/Chef Kaya Ogruce (12-12:25PM)

Chemist/Chef Kaya Ogruce shares tips and secrets on using garlic in desserts. Located in the Speakers’ Corner at Toronto Garlic Festival. Go to Festival Schedule. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, a city at the intersection of eastern and western culture, Kaya came to Canada in 2002 to study chemical engineering at ...
May 27, 2018

Boars Rock Farm – Meaford, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling: Organic music garlic, Dried garlic chips, and Organic garlic powder. Family grown organic garlic. Small scale – only an acre – so we can give it loving care at Boars Rock Farm.  
May 27, 2018

Swallowtail Farm – Perth, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling: fresh garlic, garlic powders and spice blends, black garlic, pestos, (green garlic pesto, garlic scape pesto) traditional dill cucumber pickles, bread and butter pickles, sauerkraut, garlic scape hummus,  garlic feta spreads. Swallowtail Farm is a small family farm in Eastern Ontario ...
May 27, 2018

Tatler Market – Fort Erie, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling the following items: chesnok. We have been growing garlic to sell to the public for 3 years now but locally grown garlic is certainly not new to us! Our passion is to help educate the public on the benefits of consuming local ...
May 27, 2018
Garlic farmer Simon de Boer shows off his organic garlic fields at Langside Farms in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada.

Simon the Farmer – Bruce County, Ontario

At the 2018 Toronto Garlic Festival, we will be selling the following items: garlic bulbs for fresh market, storge and sell Music Ivan and additional varieties including French Pink, Red Russian, Russian Red, Romanian Red, German Mennonite, Elephant garlic (actually a leek) and others for gardeners. Check out the virtual reality ...
February 18, 2018

Black Garlic Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

By Maria @ Sift & Whisk
February 12, 2018

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Ham, Red Wine Reduction & Garlic Pieces

Courtesy Toronto Garlic Festival
November 1, 2017

Chili with Garlic and Stout Beer

Courtesy Toronto Garlic Festival.
September 15, 2017
Ilias and Son

Ilias and Sons at the Toronto Garlic Festival

At the Toronto Garlic Festival, Ilias and Sons is serving up a variety of olive based products. These include: Olive Oils, Olives, Tapendades, Infused Garlic and specialty Black Garlic Olive Oils, Olive Soaps, and more. Ilias and Sons is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Foodie Award ,  voted by fellow Canadi
September 12, 2017

ChocoSol Traders

ChocoSol Traders is planning at least one chocolate truffle with a garlic goat cheese filling using Ontario garlic and Ontario cheese.  Other items we are planning include: Eating Chocolate, Drinking Chocolate, Cookies – cacao power cookie and alegrias, Garlic cheese and chocolate truffle, fresh brewed hot coffee, cold brewed coffee mochas (...
September 12, 2017

Providore Fine Foods & Services

Providore’s ever changing menus are driven by creativity, innovation and the use of prime ingredients within Canada and abroad, providing a unique dining experience. Providore offers Modern Canadian Cuisine, serving a range of events from small to large. At this years’ festival, Providore will be serving two unique dishes: ...
September 12, 2017

La Brehandaise Catering

At the 2019 Toronto Garlic Festival, La Brehandaise is serving their delicious housemade poutine beef and poutine ratatouille with a selection of  garlic sauces. La Brehandaise is a family business, catering for Toronto and the surrounding area since 2010. We have been in the catering business since 2010 and since last September 2018, we ...
September 12, 2017
Kricklewood Farm's all natural, non-GMO Cold Pressed Ontario Sunflower Oil is available at the 2016 festival.

Kricklewood Farm

Kricklewood Farm is an Eastern Ontario grower and presser of a delicious cold pressed sunflower oil starting with a non-GMO sunflower seed and farming with all natural methods. No herbicides or pesticides are used. They are a seed-t0-bottle operation, growing the seed, harvesting in the fall, pressing, and bottling. ...
September 5, 2017

Cedar Grove Organic Garlic – Omemee, Ontario

Cedar Grove Organic Farm near Peterborough, Ontario has spent more than a decade in garlic experimentation. They grow 30 types of garlic from around the world, all organic, and every bulb is treated with loving care.   C
August 31, 2017
Moose River Chamois Co., a specialty vendor at the festival, sells innovative Garlic Graters.

Garlic Grater by Moose River Chamois

At the 2017 Toronto Garlic Festival, Moose River Chamois Co. will provide a fun, enthusiastic demonstration of their Garlic Grater, showing customers how to get the most flavour and health benefits from the earth’s most perfect food – garlic. Moose River is the demonstrative and online company behind this innovative, multi-use ...
August 25, 2017

MoRoCo Chocolate

Chocolate is our life, our pleasure, our passion! At MoRoCo Chocolat, we believe quality products made with pride are the last true luxury in a world obsessed with always consuming more and consuming faster. Since opening in September 2008, MoRoCo’s vision has been built around crafting a multi-sensory chocolate experience. ...
August 15, 2017

The Kitchen at Elora Brewing Co – Wellington County, Ontario

Chef Ben Sachse at Elora Brewing Co is serving Garlic Marinated Smoked Chicken Skewers  served with Garlic-Scape Aioli; Garlic Chips;  and Home-Made Pickled Late Summer Vegetables.  We’ll also be selling Grilled Corn with Garlic Salt w/ Roasted Garlic Oil. Look for Chef Ben at the Taste Real – Guelph Wellington ...