by Malcolm Jolley

Lesley Stoyan is the driving force behind Apple Tree Markets’ farmers market at Eglinton Park in North Toronto. Stoyan and her husband Chris Trussel, who works for Local Food Plus, a certifying food not-for-profit, brought the farmers market ethos north of Bloor Street out of the conviction that if their well-off, professional neighbours would embrace sustainable, local food, the good food movement would truly take hold across the city. I met with a very pregnant Stoyan (the couple are expecting their first child in the next few weeks) on a blustery late October afternoon as the Thursday market was setting-up for the interview below.

Malcolm Jolley is the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at

This video was made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada / Schott Zwiesel.