THE INAUGURAL ‘GLUTEN FREE GARAGE’ IS POPPING UP WITH 40+ VENDORS!
Date: Sunday November 11, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Artscape Wychwood Barns (in the Covered Street Barn): 601 Christie Street (just south of St. Clair Avenue), Toronto
Admission: $10 for adults / free for kids under 12
Pay at the door / Cash only Many of the vendors are cash only. Come prepared!
“Located on the site of the historic Wychwood streetcar barns at Christie and
St. Clair, the Artscape Wychwood Barns is the perfect venue for our pop-up gluten-free marketplace! The Gluten Free Garage will take place in the bright Covered Street Barn, which is over 7,600 square feet, with a capacity of 650 people. This unique space is home to The Stop Community Food Centre’s Farmers Market every Saturday morning and hosts many other popular foodie events in the city.” ~source: glutenfreegarage.ca/event-details/
Indulging in chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Between dark chocolate-covered marshmallows at Charlinda Belgian Chocolates (representing Stouffville!), dark Fair Trade bars at Zazubean Organic Chocolate (with fun names like ‘lunatic’ and ‘flirt’), and chocolate surprise cupcakes at Molly B’s, the event was definitely a GF chocolate-lover’s dream
Taking advantage of El Peto‘s pie crust offer for my Thanksgiving apple pie attempt (stay tuned for the post!)
Checking out some of the other vendors: Bubbie’s Biscotti, Cocomira, DiGusto Bakery, Kinnikinnick, Pamela’s, PatsyPie, Udi’s, and many more…
Sadly, I was not able to get to some of the booths, like Frankie’s Ristorante and Mmm…Crepealicious, because of the line-ups, but it just goes to show you how popular this event was. Hopefully next year, the organizers will consider a larger venue and/or extending the one-day event to multiple days. Either way, I look forward to future events…
Have a favourite moment from the Expo that you’d like to share? Drop us a comment below…
The Gluten Free Expo is coming to Toronto (655 Dixon Rd, DoubleTree by Hilton) on September 30, 2012, featuring over 100 vendors both sampling and selling their products. There is also a public stage with topics pertaining to gluten free living throughout the day. Whether you’re looking for great tasting products, or Gluten Free education, the Expo is your source!
May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. Anaphylaxis Canada is seeking nominations for “Difference Makers,” people who have improved the lives of those with food allergies. Nominate someone at: anaphylaxis.ca.
In the United States, Food Allergy Awareness Week takes place from May 13 to 19. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is off to Capitol Hill on May 16 in support of the School Access to Epinephrine Act, which “encourages states to adopt laws requiring schools to have ‘stock’ epinephrine auto-injectors on hand that could be used for any student having an anaphylactic reaction.” [Source: Allergic Living]. Some states have already issued proclamations supporting the event. Visit FAAN’s website for a sample proclamation to send to your governor.
Kelowna Chapter is proud to host the 2012 National Canadian Celiac Association Conference (May 25-27) and Expo (May 26), at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, British Columbia. Kelowna 2012 features 5 great speakers and over 40 gluten free exhibitors, door prizes and more.
Gluten Intolerance Group‘s ‘Chef to Plate’ International Awareness Campaign is an initiative designed to help spread awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance via restaurants with gluten-free menus (and a strong understanding of serving the gluten-free community). The campaign will take place internationally throughout the month of May.