It's May and it's time for the Greenmom Spring Market on Saturday, May 31st from 10 am to 5 pm, at the CNIB Building in Toronto. From their website:
Enjoy a day of celebrating all the good things that we are doing to make Toronto and our world a better place! Discover new green products and services, meet like-minded families, and eat organic and healthy food all under one roof. Join us in this one-day green community shopping event and let us inspire one another creating a healthier and more sustainable future.
There will be tons of vendors there, many of whom are only usually findable online so it's a great opportunity to meet your favourite vendors face to face - and actually get a chance to check out the products in person. There's an organic cafe, works by local artisans, clowns, great prize giveaways like a wilderness retreat or great gift certificates... everything *except* plastic bags. Nice!
Buy tickets online in advance for $6 (and - if you don't print the ticket but rather just show your ID at the door, you save money and paper!) or for $2 more at the door (and it's free for your kids!) Or, you can splurge on the $15 for a Green VIP card, that will get you special offers discounts on select green and local businesses until August 31, 2008, as well as admission to the show. You can use the VIP card to shop in person or online - and you can use it at the GreenMom Spring Market!