Montecito Summer Farmers Market: 25 Suppliers

Rodney's Oyster House at Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Montecito is a modern restaurant in Toronto that offers Farm-To-Table inspired California cuisine that highlights Canadian ingredients from local producers and Canadian suppliers.

I was invited to the Montecito Summer Farmers Market on June 6, 2017 where the restaurant was transformed into a Farmer’s Market to showcase all of Montecito’s farmer, forager and brewmaster partners that help bring their farm-to-table process to life. A very unique event indeed than the typical sit-down media dinners!

There were a total of 25 suppliers at Montecito that night, which are all featured in this post.

Montecito Summer Farmers Market showcased all 25 of Montecito's farmer, forager and brewmaster partners that help bring their farm-to-table process to life including Monforte Dairy, Ketel One Vodka and Adamo Estate.

100km Foods

Connecting local farmers with urban markets, their motto is “Know where your food comes from.”. Through 100km Foods, farmers get access to large, urban markets and urban people get access to farm-fresh food at local restaurants, hotels, and retailers within 24 hours.

100km Foods Charcuterie in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Monforte Dairy

In 2004, Ruth Klahsen founded Monforte whose artisanal cheese are made with seasonal milk from ethically raised animals. Monforte has helped shaped a what is now booming Ontario cheese industry.

Monforte Dairy Cheese in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Cheese and Charcuterie in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Trend Aqua Fresh

Owned by Ton & Jackie Boekestyn, Trend Aqua Fresh grows sustainable organic food with a system that took 1.5 years to build to produce rainbow trout and organic salad greens, edible flowers and herbs.

k2MILLING

k2MILLING is an artisanal flour mill grinding against the grain to retain the flavours found in the grain. Aside from grains, k2MILLING also grinds dried vegetables and fruits grown in Ontario.

Margherita Pizza with k2MILLING in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Margherita Pizza with k2MILLING in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Sovereign Farms

Sovereign Farms is a 27-acre greenhouse and vegetable farm operation specializing in cherry and grape tomatoes which grow in their 1 acre greenhouse hydroponically with nutrient film technology. During the summer, Sovereign Farms also grow several varieties of peppers, squash and beans.

Sovereign Farms in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Lennox Farms

Grown to farming 500 acres, Lennox Farms is the only business left in the forced rhubarb industry in Ontario. Lennox Farms currently grow over 10,000 square feet of winter rhubarb, making wholesale fresh market rhubarb to be one of the largest in North America.

Foie Gras with Lennox Farms Rhubarb in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Back Forty Artisan Cheese

Back Forty Artisan Cheese is a small farm, micro dairy and cheese tasting room located where owner and cheesemaker, Jeff Fenwick, crafts each wheel by hand using traditional techniques.

Bespoke Craft Foods

Bespoke Craft Foods stands up for the whole hog, the entire chicken, the complete cow and the full lamb by working directly with local farmers who raise animals using the best methods.

Bespoke Craft Foods Free Range Chicken in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Reunion Island Coffee Roasters

Founded in 1995 in Oakville, Ontario, Reunion Island Coffee Roasters is an award-winning family owned specialty coffee roaster with a reputation in being one of North America’s most sustainable coffee companies.

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre offers true Italian culture and tradition through fresh pasta adhering to traditional methods.

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Pasta Fresca Baldassarre in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Fogo Island Cod

Fogo Island Fish is a Social Enterprise dedicated to community sustainability by linking fishers and chefs without intermediaries to provide fish, wild hand-lined North Atlantic cod, snow crab and shrimp. Owners Tony and Janice pay fishers double what they normally would in the marketplace and create local jobs by processing the fish on the island. 100% of the proceeds are reivested back to the Fogo Island community.

Fogo Island Cod Ceviche in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Fogo Island Cod Ceviche in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Harmony Organic Dairy Products Inc

Harmony Organic Dairy Products Inc. is dedicated to producing only the highest quality dairy products through environmentally friendly practices. By allowing the animals to live out their natural behavior, the cows are happy, healthy and produce quality milk.

Earl Grey Ice Cream from Harmony Organic Dairy Products in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Northern Woods Mushrooms

Northern Woods Mushrooms is a family farm that produces sustainable, healthy and chemical–free Specialty Mushrooms, Micro Greens and Micro Greens Decor on a weekly basis to be directly delivered to Toronto Chefs.

Deep Fried Northern Woods Mushrooms in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Chasers Juice

Under flavour connoisseur and owner Richard Chase, the Chasers Juice works to create nutritious and flavoursome blends fresh to order each morning using all natural, wholesome ingredients of the highest quality with no added sugars or preservatives.

Chasers Juice in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

KW Cider

Founded by Mike Kramar, KW Craft cider is a refined, wine style cidery out of Kitchener-Waterloo that creates the driest, champagne style cider in the LCBO.

Pluck Tea

Established in 2012 by Tea Sommelier Jennifer Commins, Pluck Tea uses only sustainably harvested and locally grown ingredients for its teas, which are then blended and packed by hand in Leaside. Pluck Tea offers custom-tailored programs to complement a restaurant’s menu and approach.

Pluck Tea in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Arts Brewing is an Ontario grassroots craft brewer that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists, musicians and filmmakers by providing craft beer featuring limited-edition works by artists and musicians that change every few months.

Collective Arts Brewing in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Beau’s Brewing Company

Since 2006 Beau’s All Natural has been brewing unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, conceived with honest consideration for the environment and local communities.

Noble Estates

Noble Estates was founded in 1990 and is for offering full service and delivery to your door for many of the top wine and spirits producers from around the world.
13th Street Winery from Noble Estates in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Hidden Bench Estate Winery

Hidden Bench Estate Winery is an artisanal estate winery crafting small lot certified organic wines from 3 estate vineyards.
Hidden Bench Estate Winery in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Rodney’s Oyster House

Attributing in part to his upbringing in the Maritimes, Rodney Clark shares his passion for good oysters to people in Rodney’s Oyster House.

Village Bay Oysters from Rodney's Oyster House in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Village Bay Oysters from Rodney's Oyster House in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

Adamo Winery

Adamo Estate Winery strives to deliver the highest quality wine thru Mario’s sheer will and determination, sage advice from winemakers and capable staff.

Two Sisters Vineyards

Run by two sisters Angela Marotta and Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli, Two Sisters Vineyards estate is a family owned winery located just south of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake dedicated to the winegrowing of Bordeaux variety estate reds since 2010.

Two Sisters Rose in Montecito Summer Farmers Market

The New Farm Greens

Owned and operated by Gillian Flies and Brent Preston, The New Farm Greens is a certified organic family farm that produces organic vegetables for restaurants, retail stores and wholesale customers with the commitment to sustainability.

Ketel One Vodka

Ketel One Vodka is a unique, premium vodka distilled with a unique combination of traditional copper port stills and modern distilling techniques, and over 300 years of Carolus Nolet Sr.’s distilling experties.

Ketel One Vodka in Montecito Summer Farmers Market



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