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Pepper Brew

Pepper Brew produces the highest quality hand-made, all-natural gourmet pepper sauces. Each of their three sauces are made almost entirely from fresh ingredients purchased from Ontario growers, and produce wholesalers here in Ontario. Their sauces have no artificial flavors, colors, fillers, binders or preservatives. All products are gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and entirely plant based.

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All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Company

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Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Company is your source for all natural and fabulous tasting fine food products. This young, creative and committed team of foodies manufacture high quality, small batch, handmade savory shortbread cookies and pure dessert shortbread cookies. This proudly Canadian company evolved from a highly popular 25-year old catering firm, founded by Mark Pollard. Mark loves to create and serve a variety of small batch, high quality selections to his corporate and private catering clients. Baked from scratch with the finest ingredients they can find, Sprucewood bakes with only pure ingredients, delivering all natural flavors with intense, real taste.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Carmichael Meats

Hailing from Southwestern Ontario, Carmichael Meats offers Amish style smoked meats summer sausage, pepperettes and jerky. Owned and operated by Dougal Carmichael and family, they are committed to providing an excellent product and do so with pride and dedication. Along with their traditional smoked beef and pork products, Carmishael Meats also offer venison, kangaroo, bison and other specialty meats available to purchase individually or in seasonal gift packs.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

The Art of Nova Scotia

Eating wholesome, delicious foods feels right. That's why The Art of Nova Scotia honey spreads and jams, hand crafted and made in small batches from the best of Canadian berry and bee bounties, are so popular. Mark Kuper invests a deep and lasting appreciation of Nova Scotia's traditions and the down home quality into all his products. The Art of Nova Scotia honey spreads and jams, fresh and made with the very best ingredients available, will always be a welcome hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

everything nice

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Located in the Niagara peninsula, everything nice offers hand packaged and tasty gourmet, vegetarian meal kits, featuring all natural soups, rices, chilies and desserts. All products are handmade and feature only the finest ingredients. All recipes are vegetarian (many vegan), low sodium and contain no MSG. Many products are GLUTEN FREE. What a great gift idea for the health conscious on your holiday shopping list.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Food @ Artfest Kingston: to die for

We are excited to announce three days of ART, MUSIC, FUN and delectable gourmet FOOD at Artfest Kingston, 2018!

At Artfest, good food is a must. We support local food artisans that use only the freshest ingredients and that is why we get so excited about the food available at Artfest. This year at the Artfest food court you'll find a wide variety of gourmet food 'to die for'.  Located at City Park this Canada Day long weekend, Artfest food is the perfect compliment to a fun-filled, creatively explosive art and craft festival! Tantalize your taste buds while you visit 200+ Canadian artists and artisan exhibitors along our shady paths and accessible walkways!  There's something for everyone at Artfest Kingston!

This year at Artfest Kingston we introduce a fine selection of home-made delights to choose from. Our gourmet food court is open daily and offers everything from gelato, freshly baked strudels, gourmet wraps, pizza and burgers to tropical smoothies and delectable desserts!  Your tummy will thank you so we welcome everyone to sample your favourite dishes at Artfest, from June 30th to July 2nd!

Open 10am-6pm, daily. City Park. King St East & West St, Kingston (City Park). 

Artfest Kingston Gourmet Food Vendors:

Knifey Spooney

Paradiso Pizza

Bubba's Pizza

Glocca Morra Grill

Mio Gelato

Juicy Kik

The Wandering Bean

The Studel Lady

Artfest Kingston visitors absolutely love food!  And, that is why we have gathered a delightful group of gourmet food artisans to showcase their food. As you stroll through the art exhibits this Canada Day long weekend, you will be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, many delicious treats!  See you at the show!  

When: June 30th - to July 2nd

Where: City Park, Kingston, ON

Posted on June 26, 2018 and filed under Gourmet Food, Food Vendor.

Carmichael Meats available at Artfest Kingston 2018!

Are you ready to sample some Amish style smoked meats, sizzling summer sausage, tasty pepperettes and the best local jerky around?  Then visit Carmichael Meats booth at Artfest Kingston 2018 this Canada Day long weekend!  

LIKE them on Facebook @ Camichael Meats and support our local Canadian food artisans.  

Artfest Kingston 2018

Summer Art & Craft Festival - June 30 - July 2, 2018

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm and Monday 10am-6pm

* Craft Beer & Wine Tent *First Nations Art Pavilion * ArtPix Children's LED Video Wall * 200 Artists * 100ft Mural * Live Music * Food Trucks

Artfest Kingston located in beautiful City Park. 200 Artists and Artisans from across Ontario and Quebec are in Kingston for THREE days starting Saturday, Sunday Canada Day and Monday. Walk the shady paths throughout the park. Enjoy outstanding pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, gourmet food, live music, art workshops and live outdoor theatre. poetry and more! Plan your weekend!  Come to Artfest!

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FREE admission. Donations appreciated.

 Info & Directions . Twitter • Facebook  .  See Who's Exhibiting

 

Gourmet Food ~ an Artfest tradition!

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Historic District will be overflowing with scrumptious food to tantalize your taste buds. From comfort food to the decadence of French Fusion cuisine, you'll discover a collection of fine restaurants lining the courtyard at Artfest.  All within walking distance of the show, Artfest will also be featuring Gourmet Food artisans so you may take home one of a kind gourmet food treasures.

Artfest Toronto visitors absolutely love food!  And, that is why we have gathered a delightful group of gourmet food artisans to showcase their food. As you stroll through the art exhibits this Victoria Day long weekend, you will be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, many delicious treats!

Transform your own dishes by using the secret recipes offered at some of our Artfest Toronto gourmet food booths.  Produced in small batches and using top quality ingredients, Artfest artisan foods continue to be a favourite! Stock up on your preferred condiments and sauces and try something new, too!  Spectacular hot sauces, jams, pickles, mustard's and spreads (to name a few selections available)......no worries if you develop an addiction - these food artisans all have websites to ship and replenish your stash! 

Visit our Artfest Toronto food exhibitors websites below:

Pepperbrew Hot Sauce

Sprucewood Cookies

Ednas Pickles

Carmichael Meats

Bruce County Nut & Fudge 

Backyardigan Food Truck

Beaver Tails

View the slideshow below to see our amazing Artfest Toronto gourmet food exhibitors!  

When: May 19 - 21 ~ 2018 (Victoria Day Weekend)

Show times: 11am to 6pm, daily

Posted on May 1, 2018 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Artfest Gourmet Food Exhibitors to Delight your Palate!

Artfest Toronto visitors absolutely love food, that's why we have a scrumptious selection of fine gourmet foods available at all of our Artfest shows! 

We have gathered a delightful group of gourmet food artisans for you to choose from.  They are all fantastic and as you stroll through the art exhibits at the Distillery District in Toronto this Victoria Day long weekend, you will be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, many delicious treats!

Our Artfest Goumet Food exhibitors proudly mix together a fine selection of fresh and locally sourced ingredients to please each and every palate taste!  This year at the Distillery you'll find Pepperbrew Hot Sauces, Sprucewood Cookies, Carmichael MeatsWicket Gourmet, and Cooks Gourmet!  All to die for!!

 

Our Gourmet Food Exhibitors:

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces was created originally in the mountains of Jamaica and has quickly established its home in Ontario.  Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces is the brainchild of Elizabeth Hill who created these original full-bodied, full-flavoured pepper sauces over 14 years ago.

The product was created out of a need to fill a void in the available choices of store brand pepper sauces that all competed for first-place in having a lot of heat, but lacking in flavor. What started out as a very special product shared among family and friends has now become a line of Canadian made pepper sauces that they are proud to share with the world.

Sprucewood Cookies has been exhibiting at Artfest shows now for several years. We love chef Mark! He is constantly evolving his recipe repertoire and adding new varieties to his line of addictive and delicious shortbread cookies. Sprucewood Cookies is the source for all natural and fabulous fine food products.

They are a young, creative, and committed team of foodies who manufacture high quality, small batch, handmade savory shortbread cookies, and pure dessert shortbread cookies. Share their passion for fine food and pure flavours and drop by their booth at the show for a sample of their delectable goodies. Sprucewood is "artisan" in their approach and all of their products are handmade with culinary love and care.

Carmichael Meats began when Dougal Carmichael started his concession business in 1976 selling confectionery products. Since then, Dougal attended many local fall fairs, craft shows and other events creating a successful small family business.  In 1987, Dougal expanded the business to include specialty meats.  Along with our traditional smoked beef and pork products, we also offer Venison, Kangaroo, Bison and other specialty meats.  

Carmichael Meats is now promoted at shows throughout Ontario.

Wicket Gourmet shares endless ideas for transforming meat, chicken, pork, seafood, tofu, veggies and more into "Feasts of Flavour". Go ahead, indulge yourself! Explore. When you're done contact Wicket Gourmet and treat yourself to the most incredible taste sensations you've ever experienced.

At Wicked Gourmet it's all about flavour & taste. Our goal is customer satisfaction.

Cook's Gourmet was established by Dave and Sandy Cook and boy oh boy are their gourmet food items delish!

Their delectable gourmet collection includes a fine selection of tapenades, tapas, infused oils, culinary herbs and a plethora of mouth-watering sauces! Stop by and try for yourself - you won't be disappointed!

About Artfest Toronto:

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery

Artfest Toronto hosts 2 outdoor art and craft shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

Spring Art & Craft Show

May 20-22 2017 (Victoria Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm daily

See who is Exhibiting in 2017

Fall Fine Art & Craft Show

Sept 1-4 2017 (Labour Day Weekend)

11am to 6pm daily

 

Artfest Toronto Gourmet Food Vendors

Artfest Toronto has a sumptuous selection of gourmet food items this year that'll make you want to come back for more!  

Transform your own dishes by using these secret recipes offered at our Artfest Gourmet Food booths.  Produced in small batches and using top quality ingredients, Artfest artisan foods continue to be a favourite!

Artfest Toronto is thrilled to offer these fine gourmet foods! And....Artfest visitors absolutely love food!We have gathered a delightful group of gourmet food artisans for you to choose from.  They are all fantastic and as you stroll through the art exhibits you will be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, many delicious treats!

Stock up on your preferred condiments and sauces and try something new, too!  Jams, pickles, spices and spreads (to name a few selections available)......no worries if you develop an addiction - these food artisans all have websites to ship and replenish your stash!

This year, Artfest food vendors are:

Pepperbrew, Edna's Pickles, Jaswants Kitchen , Cook's Gourmet and Sprucewood Cookies! Simply delectable!

 

Posted on September 6, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Yummy Channa Daal Recipe from Jaswant's Kitchen

Channa Daal is a bean dish made from split black chickpeas with their skin removed. You can find this type of legume at most Indian grocery stores. Artfest food vendor, Jaswant's Kitchen, also has it available for sale in her shop section of her website. This is a great dish to try, especially for vegetarians looking for more protein rich meal options.

1 cup channa daal (split black chickpeas with skin removed)
4 cups  water
1 small round bottle gourd (a.k.a. kaddu - found in Indian grocery stores)
1  wadhi* crushed (optional - see note below)
2  whole green chillies (stems removed)
1 tbsp Jaswant’s Kitchen Tadka Masala
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp Jaswant’s Kitchen Garam Masala

Visit Jaswant's website for more of her delicious authentic Indian recipes. She'll be exhibiting at our end of year Artfest Toronto show - stop over to her booth to sample some of her scrumptious Indian food.

The Art of Honey and Jam

The Art of Nova Scotia has taken on a new venture that's sure to tantalize your taste buds with Mark Kuper's locally crafted jams and honey that will be available at Artfest this Labour Day weekend!  

Known for his delectable wild blueberry jam, Mark will be offering a fine selection of preserved goods this year at the Artfest Toronto show. Teasing you with the sensual flavours of Nova Scotia, Mark will bring the flavours and culture of Nova Scotia right to the Distillery District.  

Mark also dabbles in fine pewter art works and has a collection of hand crafted works that represent Nova Scotia's traditional heritage and way of life.  Visit his website to see more of what this talented artisan has to offer.

Mark Kuper's Flavours of Nova Scotia Honey Spreads and Jams are a proud family tradition. Made in small quantities, his preserves are always prepared fresh and made with the finest quality ingredients available.  

Jams are available in the following flavours:
Wild Blueberry
Strawberry-Wild Blueberry
Raspberry-WildBlueberry

Honey Spreads are available in the following flavours:
Honey-Wild Blueberry
Honey-Lemon
Honey-Lime
Honey-Cinnamon
Honey-Ginger

Mark will also mix and match his preserves to satisfy your taste buds so call ahead and he will gladly put together a special order just for you! Visit - The Art of Nova Scotia to order ahead.

 

Posted on August 28, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Jaswant's Kitchen spices it up for Artfest Toronto!

Jaswant Kular, owner and creator of Jaswant’s Kitchen,  has created a tempting line of all-natural Indian spice blends (with recipes) that allow anyone to create healthy, authentic tasting Indian food at home. 

Using 100% natural Indian spices to turn a simple meal into an Indian gourmet delight is Jaswant's Kitchen's goal. Be sure to stop over to her booth (or follow your nose) to sample some of her recipes which she'll have available at  Artfest Toronto in the Distillery District over Labour Day weekend. 

With the choice of six different blends including Tadka Masala, Tandoori Masala, Garam Masala, Curry Powder, Chai Masala, and Raita Salt, Jaswant sells them individually or in packages to suit every palate and heat/spice taste. Some of their packages include lentils, rice and whole spices and all of Jaswant’s Kitchen spice blends are 100% natural and free from preservatives and artificial colouring!

Watch Jaswant in the kitchen while she shares easy Indian cooking methods!  

A little bit more about Jaswant......

Jaswant was born and raised in Punjab, India, in a farming family. She grew up spending a lot of time in the kitchen with her grandmother, who was extremely accomplished in her culinary skills and had a strong knowledge of Ayurvedic remedies. Jaswant learned from example to treat the land and the livestock with respect, a value which she maintains until today.

The end result of her trials was a very simple system of home cooking where you know what goes in your food. So simple, in fact, that anyone can do it. People with busy lives could even delegate the task to a nanny or housekeeper. She’s been sharing the spice blends with her clients, family and friends ever since then. About three years ago, Jaswant decided to market these amazing spice blends and make them available to the public

Posted on August 26, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food, Food Vendor.

Jaswants Kitchen sampling & exhibiting fine Indian cuisine at Artfest Toronto!

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What We Do

We make it really easy to cook Indian food at home from scratch.

We are a producer of 100% natural Indian spice blends. Our spice blends along with our simple recipes make it really easy to cook delicious, authentic tasting and healthy Indian meals at home.

Jaswant Kular, the co-founder and executive chef, is a nutritionist and is originally from Punjab in northern India. Her passion is inspiring people to create the flavours of her motherland with her carefully crafted spice blends and easy-to-follow recipes. 

Jaswant has used her passion and knowledge of nutrition and food science to simplify the process of cooking traditional Indian food without sacrificing flavours. Traditional Indian cooking from scratch can be time consuming and daunting.  Now with our spice blends Indian cooking is so easy, anyone can do it!

Jaswant's Kitchen will be offering their delicious Indian spices at Artfest Toronto this Labour Day long weekend, from Sept 4 - 7.  See you there!

Posted on August 7, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Sprucewood Handmade Cookies ~ chef Mark Pollard

Sprucewood Cookies has been exhibiting at Artfest shows now for several years. We love chef Mark! He is constantly evolving his recipe repetoire and adding new varieties to his line of addictive and delicious shortbread cookies. Once again when I asked him what is new?? He delivered!

"Indeed, we are doing a pre-tasting, sampling and selling of our new GINGER SHORTBREAD!

This, we know, will be a Holiday and year round favourite.

This flavour was exclusively launched at Artfest at The Distillery in Toronto - before any of our retailers are introduced to the flavour!

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 Sprucewood Cookies at Artfest Port Credit 2015!

Sprucewood Cookies at Artfest Port Credit 2015!

Posted on August 3, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Pepper Brew Gourmet Sauces a Favourite at Artfest Toronto!

Artfest Toronto - Sept 4-7

Labour Day long weekend

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My favourite is the Garlic Pepper. Love that flavour- but beware....you will start putting it on everything! Yumm.

Pepper Brew’s story:

Created originally in the mountains of Jamaica, Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces has established its home in Ontario and is proud to be a product of Canada.

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces is the brainchild of Elizabeth Hill who created these original full-bodied, full-flavoured pepper sauces over 14 years ago.

The product was created out of a need to fill a void in the available choices of store brand pepper sauces that all competed for first-place in having a lot of heat, but lacking in flavor. What started out as a very special product shared amongst family and friends has now become a line of pepper sauces that we are proud to share with the world.

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces are unparalleled in their flavor, taste and the array of uses they provide. Pepper Brew has been a leader in setting a new standard in how consumers look at pepper sauces.

Each of our three signature sauces contain specially selected ingredients to create a flavor that has become uniquely identifiable as a Pepper Brew quality product. Some of these fine ingredients include olive oil, fresh cilantro, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, combined with the freshest selected scotch bonnet & habanero peppers, which makes our products truly GOURMET.

"We at Pepper Brew take pride in offering our customers an array of all-natural pepper sauces that have no artificial flavors, colors, fillers, binders or preservatives. Our pepper sauces are 100% gluten-free and contain 100% all-natural ingredients.

In life we all have choices in the foods we eat. Pepper Brew offers our line of Gourmet Pepper Sauces to further extend these choices to you. Start with your choice of Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces today." -Pepperbrew Master

TASTE THE SAUCE… SPREAD THE WORD!

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Cam & Elizabeth                                                               Photo: by Steve Veale

About Pepperbrew:

Created originally in the mountains of Jamaica, Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces has established its home in Ontario and is proud to be a product of Canada.

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces is the brainchild of Elizabeth Hill who created these original full-bodied, full-flavored pepper sauces over 14 years ago.

The product was created out of a need to fill a void in the available choices of store brand pepper sauces that all competed for first-place in having a lot of heat, but lacking in flavour. What started out as a very special product shared amongst family and friends has now become a line of pepper sauces that Pepperbrew is proud to share with the world.

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces are unparalleled in their flavour, taste and the array of uses they provide. Pepper Brew has been a leader in setting a new standard in how consumers look at pepper sauces.

LIKE Pepperbrew on Facebook and be sure to sample their yummy sauces at the upcoming Toronto show. Sept 4-7 - see you all there and get ready to taste some unique goodies!

Cooks Gourmet shares their Bruschetta recipe!

Delectable, Delightful & Downright Delicious, Cooks Gourmet shares their famous Bruschetta Recipe below! 

Bruschetta Recipe Compliments of Cooks Gourmet

Yield:4-6

Prep: 10min

Ingredients: 1 loaf Crusty French Bread sliced 1" thick 8 oz Brie or Goat Cheese

Cooks Tapenade for Topping Under broiler or on grill

Toast one side of bread slices.

Turn slices over, brush untoasted side with olive oil. Layer brie on bread. Return to broiler and toast 2– 3 min. Top with your favorite tapenade.

Posted on July 24, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Portrait of an Artisan ~ The Art of Nova Scotia

The Art of Nova Scotia's collection of hand-made delicious preserves are inspired by the land, history and the people of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Artist Bio:

Mark was a self-trained and prominent Jeweller – He manufactured and specialized in custom creations for his clientele. The primary metal used was gold.

Precious gemstones including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires as well as other semi-precious stones were also incorporated into the creations. After selling the company about a dozen years ago; Mark changed his directional path and focused on his passion of Nova Scotia – and pewter became his choice of metal along with the branding of "The Art Of Nova Scotia".

Soon after, his passion for food was included in the mix, which today includes wild blueberry preserves as well as wild blueberry tea.  Mark will be selling his yummy preserves at Artfest Toronto this Labour Day long weekend. 

Visit The Art of Nova Scotia to see his collection of pewter creations and learn more about what Mark is up to.  

Posted on July 21, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.

Artfest Port Credit Food Vendors:

  1. Beaver Tails
  2. Roasters Inc Roasted - Roasted Corn
  3. Jerk Brothers ~ Caribean delights!
  4. Wandering Bean Coffee, Co.
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 Wandering Bean Coffee Vendor at Artfest Port Credit!

Wandering Bean Coffee Vendor at Artfest Port Credit!

 Jerk Brothers at Artfest Port Credit

Jerk Brothers at Artfest Port Credit

Artfest visitors are loving the food here at our show!  We have gathered a delightful group of food vendors.  Not only do we have great food vendors, you will also find a selection of gourmet food exhibitors such as Manitoulin Crafts, Sprucewood Hand-Made Cookies, Edna's Pickles, Henderson Farms, Jaswant's Kitchen, Wicked Gourmet and Pepper Brew.  

As you stroll through the art exhibits, you will  also be enticed to sample, and likely purchase, delicious treats sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Artfest artisan foods continue to be a show favourite!  Come by and try something new and delightfully tasty!  

Enjoy!!

Posted on May 30, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food, Food Vendor.

Get your fresh roasted corn at Artfest Port Credit!

Get fresh roasted corn on the cob today and tomorrow at Artfest Port Credit.  Only $4 a cob and delicious - check our Gourmet Roasters and treat yourself to a cob of corn to 'write home about'!  Yummy, delectable and juicy!

See you at the show!  Artfest Port Credit is OPEN until 6pm tonight and from 10am - 5pm. Drop by and say hi - Artfest is a FREE event with live music, workshops, food vendors and over 100 unique art exhibitors!

Thanks for supporting our local, Canadian artists and artisans!  We love you!

Posted on May 30, 2015 and filed under Gourmet Food.