Fridge & Freezer Blog

Organic - Defined

Organic agriculture is often reduced to what it is not; e.g.- it does NOT use toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizer, it does NOT allow GMO inputs. While these practices are vital and true, organic...

Friday August 16, 2013

10 Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Walking into the Big Carrot produce section is exciting: knobby exotic roots next to glossy emerald leaves, fragrant Meyer lemons neighbouring sparkling ruby apples, fleshy heirloom tomatoes flirting...

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Our visit to Homestead Farms Egg Graders

Homestead Farm is a Registered Egg Grading Station located just 1 km away from the Holland Marsh. Pat Flack and her family have been in the egg business for over 30 years. They started grading eggs in...

Thursday April 17, 2014

Hot tips for keeping cool this summer

Anyone else dreading +30 temperatures and high humidity? Sure, it’s nice to put the winter coat and boots away and enjoy some sunshine but does Canadian weather have to be so extreme?! I fear spring...

Tuesday June 10, 2014

Glorious Ghee

Don’t you just love when foods that feel like an indulgence are actually super healthy? My favourite new decadent health food is ghee. Read on for all you need to know about this beautiful butter fat....

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Our new meat and egg buying guides

The Portlandia “Is it local?” sketch poked fun at our growing desire to know all we can about the foods we eat. In an effort to simplify your shopping at the Big Carrot we have created this awesome


Friday August 1, 2014

Product Spotlight - Ontario Natural Wild Caught Fish

The Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) is a co-operative celebrating its 39th year in operation.  It has a long history within the organic, natural and independent marketplace and is an industry leader...

Monday January 19, 2015

Introducing Localize

Launching March 1st - Localize: an exciting new way to find local products and support local businesses at The Big Carrot.

Long before the rise of farmers’ markets and niche food delivery services in...

Thursday February 26, 2015

The Big Carrot Milk Buying Guide

Got Milk? We sure do and now we have a great Milk Buying Guide too!

There are many divided opinions about the benefits of milk from ruminant animals but for those who do enjoy their dairy fresh from...

Friday February 27, 2015

Product Spotlight: Springbrook Cranberries

Springbrook Cranberry Farm is a family owned operation in New Brunswick. They have supplied The Big Carrot with juice as well as fresh and dried cranberries for many years. We asked them to tell us...

Tuesday March 17, 2015

National Sustainable Seafood Day - May 9

“Canada has three oceans which have given us safe, wild seafood sources for millennia. It is high time we celebrate that fact and raise awareness about the importance of fishing this food source...

Thursday May 7, 2015

Healthy Summer BBQ ideas

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and flowers are in full bloom; the warm weather has once again graced us with its presence, and we can’t get enough of it! Our summer season is one of the most...

Thursday May 28, 2015

What is Yerba Mate?

Guayakí has pioneered an innovative business model called Market Driven Restoration in which Guayakí serves as a bridge linking consumer purchases of healthy yerba mate products in North America with...

Tuesday August 16, 2016

14 Healthy Pack n’ Go Snacks

Let's welcome this Back to School/Work time in the healthiest way possible!

As a nutritionist I always recommend homemade, whole foods before anything. However, as a busy person of modern day...

Friday August 26, 2016

Come to the Big Carrot Natural Food Market!


Our hours of operation Juice Bar Winter Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00-9:00
Saturday 9:00-8:00
Sunday 10:00-6:00
Monday-Friday 8:30-6:30
Saturday 9:00-6:00
Sunday 10:00-6:00

Closed Family Day February 20, 2017

Give us a call 416-466-2129

The Big Carrot is located in the Carrot Common, 348 Danforth Ave. 3 Blocks east of Broadview Ave. or 1 block west of the Chester subway.

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Metered Parking is available on Danforth Ave. and in the Carrot Common parking lot.