Celebrate the harvest season & Canada’s national Organic Week at our socially conscious festival of real food, music, culture and community!

Spanning two days, Sat. & Sun. September 24-25 (noon-6pm daily), FARM TO FORK ON COMMON GROUND will energize Fort York with talented local musicians, dancers, interactive artists, workshops, and activities for all ages, including heritage apple pie making workshops, biodynamic wine tastings, seed saving and daily tours of the Fort’s on-site heirloom garden, community gardens and beehives!

With a lineup of well-researched speakers from Ontario’s growing non-GMO and organic food sector, dozens of non-GMO and organic food and beverage vendors, and an Ontario organic farmers’ market, you will learn about the environmental and health concerns related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and industrial agriculture while enjoying some of the most delicious, sustainably produced food and drink in Canada!  


How much is admission?  Are there tickets for the event?
Admission is free to the public; however, donations will be welcomed at the door. If you’d like to donate prior to the event, please click HERE Your donation helps to cover costs associated with producing the festival, future events and allows us to continue important educational work.

Is all of the food at the festival completely non-GMO?
Yes! All food and beverage sold at the festival will be certified organic, OR non-GMO, free of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and synthetic fertilizers. Additionally, many of the vendors offer plant-based, gluten-free and nut-free options. Sustainable agroecology and safe food matters to us! All meat comes from pasture-raised, humanely-treated animals.

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Is this a family-friendly event?
Absolutely! FARM TO FORK ON COMMON GROUND is a festival for all ages! There will be family activities and entertainment daily. Strollers are welcome at Fort York and are easy to navigate throughout most of the site.  For guests who are 19+, there will be a bar on site serving alcoholic beverages. Proper identification will be required.

What to bring/not to bring?
Blankets, backpacks, cameras are all permitted at the event. Outdoor food is not permitted. While many vendors do accept debit/credit cards, some businesses and farmers do not have the ability, and we suggest you bring extra cash.

Can I bring my dog?
We love our four legged friends, but regret that pets are not permitted.

Will there be car parking on-site or bicycle racks?
Yes, we will have bike parking available (bring a lock). There is no car parking on-site; please take transit or there is vehicle parking at Canadian Exhibition Grounds, located only a short walk to Fork York. Public Parking/Directions

Is the festival Wheelchair accessible?
Yes, anyone in a wheelchair can use the elevator in the Fort York Visitor Center to enter and exit the venue. All walkways within the 7-acre walled site are asphalt surfaced and are wheelchair accessible. http://www.fortyork.ca/plan-your-visit/accessibility.html

I’m from the Media.  Who should I contact?
For all media inquiries, please email [email protected]