I first met Tyler at the Evergreen Brickworks Saturday Farmers' Market in Toronto. It felt like the first “real” farmers’ market since Covid. Masks were no longer mandatory and you could feel the vivacious atmosphere of the market. Tyler’s booth stood out to me right away. It was right in front of the entrance with its orderly but diverse set up of produce, baked goods, and herbal concoctions – not to mention it’s also very hard to miss Tyler, with his bright and enthusiastic spirit.
Since I had never seen Foragers Farms at the market before, I immediately started asking questions. I quickly found out that Foragers Farms focused on regenerative agriculture practices, pasture-raised its chickens and collaborated with other farmers and producers. After learning a little bit about the farm, I knew I had to go out and visit it. So I emailed Tyler and his partner Erin and asked if they would welcome me for a tour around their farm. I got an invitation to join them a few weeks later as they conducted a farm tour for their CSA members followed by a pizza lunch at their neighbors’ Tony & Linda’s Headwaters Farm. It seemed like the perfect opportunity, plus how could I refuse a tour and pizza?