Media

Fresh City has been featured on several media outlets, including those below. We can speak to issues relating to city farming, organic farming, green entrepreneurship, gardening and food policy.

BlogTO Teensy Tiny Farm Lands on King West
BlogTO Greenhouse Gallery Brings Art and Nature Together
CBC Metro Morning City Farming
CBC Here & Now Sarah Elton on Local Winter Eating 
CHRY 105.5FM OPIRG Open House and Black Creek Community Farm
Cityline CSA Diaries: Welcome!
Globe and Mail Your beer can't get any more local than this
The GridTO Urban farm pops up near King and Spadina
The GridTO My job could be your life: Abra Snider of Fresh City Farms
Hamilton Spectator Old McDonald alive and well in the city
Inside Toronto Vegetarian Holiday Gift Guide
Inside Toronto Urban farm at Jane and Steeles a 'gem'
Metro News Raising the bar on local vegetables
National Post Robin Shulman wants you to eat the city
National Post Borrow, share and learn your way to a home-cooked meal
Now Magazine Must-see shows
She Does the City 10 holiday gifts fit for a beauty queen
Toronto Life Pop-Up Pick: a quaint fruit stand on King West
Toronto Star Aquaponics brings fish-fuelled vegetables to Toronto
Toronto Star Local food prospects are at our doorstep
Toronto Star Toronto's largest city farm announced at urban ag summit
Torontoist Fresh City thinks Toronto can grow its own veggies
Yonge Street Media A fresh "spin" on urban agriculture
Yonge Street Media Honouring Toronto's greenest organizations

Research

The way we eat has to change.  That much is obvious.  But exactly how the food system should change and, more importantly, how we get there is less clear.  That is why Fresh City often partners with researchers and students to further explore the contours of an alternative food system.

We are interested in collaborations that meet one or more of the following criteria: (i) novelty (has the issue already been looked at before?), (ii) operational impact (can the research inform and improve our day-to-day work?), (iii) reach (will the research be shared with a wide audience?) and (iv) depth (will the researcher have time to truly consider the context and complexities of food production and distribution?)

Selected Research Listing

Fresh City: Impacts of local food -- Technical Report: Assessment of Greenhouse Gas emissions by food box distribution (November 2013), Dr. Thorsten Arnold, Kristine Hammel, Brenda Hsueh, Sabine Robart and Laurie Thomson, Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology. Detailed review of Fresh City's greenhouse gas emissions.

Fresh City: Impacts of Local Food -- Social, Environmental, Economic Dimensions (November 2013), Dr. Thorsten Arnold, Kristine Hammel, Brenda Hsueh, Sabine Robart and Laurie Thomson, Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology. Review of Fresh City's social, environmental and economic impacts.

Quantifying Environmental and Social Benefits of the Fresh City Farms Food Box Programme – A Literature Review (July 2013), Moira Matsubuchi-Shaw.  Secondary literature review of environmental and social factors in local and organic food production and distribution. 

Examining Urban Agriculture in Toronto (April 2014), Franky Cheng, Jade Jiang, Kelly Ly and Irene Truong, York University (Advanced GIS course).

Assessing food availability and food deserts in the City of Toronto with respects to Fresh City Farm’s current customers (April 2014), Daniel Romero, Laura Bashford, Kuok Kei Hong, Remmy Zelaya-Cavalcante.

Operations Strategy Review (April 2013), Dennis Braun, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.  Review of Fresh City's overall operations strategy with a particular focus on our delivery approach.

Mapping Agricultural Viability in Toronto (March 2012), Yuen Chu, Katrina Gordon, Olubunmi Kusimo, Judy Ngo, Jensen Ragoonath, Carmen Wong. Geospatial analyses of variables related to agriculture and distribution.