A Fresh Start This Winter

With the new year upon us it’s time for a fresh start! At Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market fresh starts take on a very literal meaning with the delicious fresh foods offered by the Market’s over 120 merchants and farmers. Luckily for us, these fresh experts have shared their tips for hearty, healthy and wonderfully fresh ways to enjoy 2018.


The St. Lawrence Market Saturday Farmers’ Market operates year-round and is always a great way to start the weekend. In the winter months the main feature of the Farmers’ Market is hearty winter vegetables that store well in the colder months. It can be challenging to eat local and keep things interesting when it’s frosty outside, but the farmers offer many varieties of squashes, potatoes, beets, onions, apples and hearty greens, as well as new ideas for ways to mix it up for winter meals.


After a season of indulgent holiday celebration, winter can be a time to go back to basics with simple meals full of healthy ingredients. Along with fresh fruits and vegetables, markets offer so many options and inspirations for cooking up fresh healthy meals. Prepared food merchants can also make things even simpler with make-to-order and ready-to-go options. Market merchant Claudia from Cruda Café specializes in raw vegan meals, prefect for a winter detox.


Avoid the winter blahs by ensuring you are getting the nutrients you need from your food. Nancy from the St. Lawrence Market Juice Bar recommends rounding out your winter routine with fresh, cold-pressed juice. Juicing gives you a direct source of vitamins and antioxidants that can help to combat winter colds and fatigue.


Warm-up with a hot cup of tea this winter. Luba’s Coffee & Tea in St. Lawrence Market has over 100 varieties of teas and can recommend one to suit every taste. For a morning wake-up, afternoon pick-me-up or anytime warm-up, there is always time for tea time.

To discover many more fresh new ways to start your new year take a trip to St. Lawrence Market. The merchants are always eager to share their expertise and warm conversations. Visit stlawrencemarket.com to find out more.