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#ygkChallenge: Support our Farmers’ Markets

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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#ygkChallenge: Share Your Summer Bucket List

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Guide to Community Supported Agriculture in Kingston

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – also known as Community ‘Shared’ Agriculture – is a revolutionary concept that will allow Kingston residents to have fresh and local produce this season by the crateful weekly while simultaneously supporting local farm harvest. It’s brilliant. Though CSA is not a new practice but instead

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2014

Looking outside, it’s hard to believe spring arrived well over two weeks ago.  The dirty snowpack and wretched ice are still hip deep in the darkest corners of our yards, while trusty furnaces continues to churn out glorious heat on those bone-chilling nights. With warmer temperatures slowly revealing what use

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Most Anticipated Spring Events in Kingston

With the temperature ever so slowly rising, hopes of spring are in the air and Kingstonians are beginning to come out of hibernation once again.  Spring is a great time to start anew, clean out closets, sort through winter clothes and maybe even start planning your garden.  Along with these

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Best of 2013: Farm Girl Mobile Food Co.

In 2010, burger and poutine restaurants were on the rise in Kingston, making our Burger/Poutine Wars poll one of our most popular and commented on posts ever.  The response was so epic that we even revisted the poll in 2011.  2012 brought us a debate on the best pizzerias in

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Farm Girl Mobile Food Co.

Undoubtedly¸ one of the most anticipated events of Spring/Summer 2013 for many Kingstonians was the opening of Farm Girl Mobile Food Co. Part of the trending gourmet mobile food eateries hitting the streets of North America, Farm Girl features “Betty Lou,” an adorable mobile food truck in the design of

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Food Ed in Kingston

This summer, local restaurants and food-based business are catching wind of Kingstonians’ desire to know more about their food. Special food events and classes of all types are popping up all over town, set to take place over the next few months. Olivea tweeted that they will be offering a

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The Economics of the Farmers’ Market

Kingston’s Public Market is an important fixture in the downtown core. As the oldest public market in Ontario and a bustling attraction to locals and visitors alike, summer in the Square would not be the same without it. On top of the Public Market, we also have the new Memorial

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2013

This time last year, Kingstonians were frolicking about sporting flip flops and sleeve/pant-less attire as we hopped from one sun-kissed patio to the next. This year, thanks to the faulty predictions made by an out of work groundhog, we’re begrudgingly still trying to coax Old Man Winter out the door. 

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Patchworkers on Organic Farming

To offset the zombies, princesses and Gangnam-styled trick-or-treaters making the rounds in search of sugary treats this evening, I thought today was a perfect opportunity to focus on local, healthy food. Last May, we published a handy guide a to locally sourced food in Kingston, which featured an extensive list

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