TORONTO (May 18, 2017) – In less than two weeks, the 6th annual Gluten Free Garage, Toronto’s original (and only!) pop-up GF market, will be returning to Artscape Wychwood Barns on Sunday May 28, 2017. A one-stop destination for any and all gluten-free needs, Gluten Free Garage is a curated food festival where GF people can safely indulge in a wide variety of delicious offerings from 65+ vendors. Think of it as a farmer’s market for foodies that happens to be safe for people with celiac disease!
In addition to the plentiful food and beverage options at Gluten Free Garage, attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from industry influencers and experts at GFG’s speaker panels. This year’s special guests include North America’s leading gluten-free expert, nutritionist and cookbook author Kathy Smart, who will reveal “The Top 5 Gluten-Free Foods You Haven’t Heard About (and Why You Need to Eat Them)”; Yorkville Health Clinic’s Dr. Katherine Kremblewski, ND, who will teach you to “Love Your MicroBiome: The Importance of Digestion in Optimizing your Health”; and 11-year-old Lily Eklove, GFG muse and daughter of festival founder RonniLyn Pustil, who will share her “Lessons I’ve Learned from Being Gluten Free” and cohost a Cupcake Decorating Extravaganza with Almond Butterfly Bake Shop. She was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 3.
“Gluten Free Garage is a tummy-lovin’ party that I wouldn’t miss for the world!” says returning speaker Kathy Smart. “I’m looking forward to inspiring my fellow gluten-free fans with the new foods that are in MY kitchen!”
With the reputation of a truly one-of-a-kind food festival, Gluten Free Garage is proud to have satisfied gluten-free community staples like Italpasta, Neal Brothers Foods, Fiesta Farms and Hero Certified Burgers as returning sponsors while continuing to bring additional celiac-friendly powerhouses on board.
“We are very pleased to continue our lead sponsorship of the Gluten Free Garage—an essential gluten-free community resource,” says Frank DeMichino, COO of Italpasta Limited. “Italpasta Gluten Free Pasta—now made with a delicious blend of four grains: corn, rice, buckwheat and quinoa—is a great alternative for pasta lovers who suffer from a gluten allergy or sensitivity without having to sacrifice good taste or quality. We look forward to sharing samples with our gluten-free pasta lovers on May 28!”
“Here at Neal Brothers, we love making sure our products are accessible to as many people as possible, and part of that is making sure a range of our products are gluten free!” say Chris and Peter Neal on why their involvement and continued support of GFG is a priority.
New to the sponsor roster is Ste. Anne’s Bakery, a dedicated facility in Grafton, Ontario. Its affiliation with the iconic Ste. Anne’s Spa allows gluten-free spa-goers to enjoy a delicious and stress-free dining experience to ensure total relaxation. Upon entry at GFG, attendees will fill out a ballot to win an All-Inclusive Day Spa for Two at Ste. Anne’s. This deliciously relaxing getaway includes (per person): $120 spa allowance, 3-course lunch, afternoon tea and complete use of the facilities.
“Ste. Anne’s Bakery is proud to be a sponsor of the Gluten Free Garage show. We can’t wait to share our passion for gluten-free products with you all at the May 28th event. Come see us for some delicious samples of our breads and granola!” – David Navia, Director of Operations
Read all of the latest coverage on Gluten Free Garage from the media sources below.
DATE: Sunday May 28, 2017
TIME: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
ADMISSION: $10, free for kids 12 years and under
TICKETS: Available at the door (cash only) or online (http://glutenfreegarage.ca)
Photos and video from previous GFG pop-ups: http://glutenfreegarage.ca
MORE ABOUT GLUTEN FREE GARAGE: GFG launched in the fall of 2012 as Toronto’s first pop-up gluten-free marketplace. Inspired by her daughter Lily, now 11, who was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009, GFG founder RonniLyn Pustil created the event to give people a taste of what’s going on gluten free in Toronto. She aims to promote and provide better access to top-quality local gluten-free food, create awareness about celiac disease, and prove that gluten-free food can be super tasty.