"Unique among all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species."
~ Royden Brown

Adapting to the new reality: social distancing

●  Farmers Markets are closed
●  Many small retailers are closed too
●  Large grocery stores have reduced hours of operation
●  Stores can only allow inside a very limited number of customers at a time
●  Long waiting lines form outside many retailers

With most Farmers markets in the Greater Toronto Area closed for an extended period of time, with people and businesses practicing "social distancing" very seriously,

The Buyers and Vendors in the once flourishing Farmers Markets of Toronto found themselves isolated from each other.

With this website


and the Facebook page associated we aim to connect the two communities under this new and challenging reality.

The farmers you used to buy from, might participate in a "Safe Pickup" network
●  Order their products on this website
●  Pay when placing your order; use a credit card or a debit card
●  We operate via PayPal, but you DO NOT need an account with them
●  ONE Vendor - ONE Location - ONE Pickup Day for each order

Please practice "Social Distancing" when you pickup your order
●  Please arrive during the hours of operation; the people in charge at the pickup location DO NOT have refrigerated space to store your products for one week.

20 Wonderful Honey Bee Facts (#8 is Surprising)

I think we should get ourselves some honey bee facts, after all so many healing and health-promoting opportunities for the humans begin with this little busy creature. As you read the following 20 honey bee facts, you will be so intrigued just like me by this teensy-weensy fellow's extraordinary abilities.

Top 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Propolis

Nothing Bees Create Goes To Waste

What can the health benefits of propolis do for you?

Consider bee propolis to be the “glue” that keeps everything together. Initially, propolis was thought to simply provide protection to the hive from severe elements (e.g., rain, cold winds, snow). But protection is the most simple purpose for propolis; additionally it helps: reinforce hive structure and stability; minimize disruptive vibrations; prevent disease and parasites from infecting the hives; and mummify small intruders who meet their death inside the hive. Propolis is typically a mixed resin composed of beeswax, saliva, sap, and various botanical products in the surrounding area. Like all things bee, propolis’ natural composition offers human an array of benefits when incorporated into a regular diet.

Bees prepare honey from nectar which they collect from flowers and blossom of trees. They use it, as well as pollen, as food for their young. Honey is a mix of natural sugars (80%), water (18%) and minerals, vitamins, pollen, protein and amino acids (2%). Around 70% of honey's natural sugar content is made up of fructose and glucose. Raw honey has been shown to inhibit the growth of pathogens in food and food spoilage organisms.

Honey in Cooking


You can use honey in cooking instead of sugar. Because it is sweeter than sugar, you need to use less. The first thing to consider when using honey to cook with is that it is judged to be twice (2 X) as sweet as sugar. Therefore, to get the same sweetness as sugar, you use one half as much as you would of sugar.

Honey is about 18% water. If you round that off to 20% you can easily figure that about 1/5th of the honey you add to your recipe is water. Therefore, you cut back on the moisture in your recipe by 20% (1/5th).

Honey is hydroscopic (meaning it attracts water) so it is good for baking cakes as it keeps them moist for longer.


Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and resins from flowers, honey can help moisturize, fight aging, and fight bacteria. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and healing compounds. Next time you’re browsing the grocery store shelves, look for raw honey, which hasn't been heat-treated or pasteurized; it contains more active phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes for enhanced benefits. Here are a few ways to put the ingredient to use (sometimes with the help of some other natural ingredients).

Health Benefits

Honey has long been recognized as a natural remedy and has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. It has antiseptic properties and can be very successfully used in wound management

 Honey is an awesome food that has tremendous benefits for the body and mind. Read more

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