Create health and wellness in thriving local communities through symbiotic relationships between farmers markets and our customers that honor and respect our planet and its people.
Doing it right from beginning
We all want to do the right thing: eat healthy, support local farmers and vendors, and reduce the mounds of plastic we bring home from the grocery store. The intention is there, but we may fall short in the everyday hustle. TO Food Market fills this gap by providing easy and convenient way to shop at your local farmers market without trying to fit it into your busy schedule.
We are a social enterprise with a mandate to:
- Increase Access to Local Food
- Eliminate Food Waste
- Reduce Our Carbon Footprint (and that of others)
- Support Local Economies
- Increase Food Security
100% Local Food
Our farmers and vendors are vetted to grow and make the food within 200km of the market. It can’t get any fresher!
We partner with local community organizations to allow farmers to sell their excess produce at the end of the market at a favourable price.
In the end we all WIN!
Zero Food Waste
Our farmers and vendors provide only the highest quality fresh produce and products. What we order is what we deliver. Everything is delivered the same day we receive it. There is ZERO food waste!
Reduce Packaging Waste
All farmers market boxes are delivered in reusable bags or containers. We choose recyclable options to package prepared products, eliminating single-use plastics as much as possible.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
All food is delivered to farmers markets where farmers and vendors are already going so no additional carbon footprint is created. Your food travels under 200km!
Reliable Access to Farmers Markets
No matter what your personal circumstances are, we provide you with access to your local farmers market.
The market boxes are delivered to your door on the market day when produce is received. Farmers’ market shopping could not be easier and more convenient.
All produce is grown using sustainable growing methods without use of pesticides and herbicides. All products are made with local ingredients without use of preservatives.
All produce and fruits are harvested for the market and delivered to your the same day it was received. The freshest, most nutritious local produce and fruits.
Greater Positive Impact
To achieve our ambitious goals, we do not warehouse any of the produce and products we deliver. They are brought to the farmers market by farmers and vendors as part of their regular trip (no extra carbon was emitted). They drop it off and we package it for delivery that same day. Deliveries are made within 2-3 kilometers of the market, so the carbon footprint is minimal.
The bonus is, your farmers market box contains freshest produce, only hours old, as compared to produce in grocery stores being 7 – 10 (or more) days old.
To make it any fresher, you would have to pick it yourselves.