This is a list of some of my favourite spots in and around the Toronto area. Some, like Dooher's Bakery, Curles Maple Syrup and the Empire Cheese Factory have been a part of my life and food experience for as long as I can remember. Others, like Butcher By Nature, or Dufferin Grove Farmer's Market are new discoveries. Local Food Plus, Slow Food Toronto and The Farmer's Market Network are resources for finding and supporting local food initiatives. All are dedicated to the philosophy of producing local, seasonal, sustainable and handmade food.