SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020 l ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS l 601 CHRISTIE STREET, TORONTO

TESTIMONIALS

FROM THE ATTENDEES

When I lived in the Wychwood area, I came upon the Gluten Free Garage by accident on my daily stroll and I almost cried. I walked in and was in awe by it all— everything was gluten free!—and I felt normal for the first time in a long time. I ate so many samples I could hardly breathe. This event brings light to so many people’s lives.

Sarah Maughn

Gluten Free Garage understands quality. The organizers obviously handpick vendors for quality and distinctiveness. Finding something new, different and incredibly tasty is never a problem at this show. If you only go to one gluten-free event this year, this is the one you do not want to miss! I know I won’t!

Paula Cooper

My daughter and I (a celiac) attended Gluten Free Garage and, in short, it was absolutely fabulous! The event was obviously a huge success. Loved all the real food, sauces, pizza, sushi and the speaker sessions. Why does everyone think all we want is sweets and treats? We want real food! Thank you! We will definitely be back next year.

Heidi Clapham

When I lived in the Wychwood area, I came upon the Gluten Free Garage by accident on my daily stroll and I almost cried. I walked in and was in awe by it all— everything was gluten free!—and I felt normal for the first time in a long time. I ate so many samples I could hardly breathe. This event brings light to so many people’s lives.

Laura Cavanaugh

My children and I were happy to attend such a worthwhile and optimistic event bringing awareness to gluten-free living. Gluten Free Garage was a tremendous celebration of the abundance of gluten-free resources. I sensed a very positive energy at this enjoyable and successful event!

Christine Matheson

When I lived in the Wychwood area, I came upon the Gluten Free Garage by accident on my daily stroll and I almost cried. I walked in and was in awe by it all— everything was gluten free!—and I felt normal for the first time in a long time. I ate so many samples I could hardly breathe. This event brings light to so many people’s lives.

Sarah Maughn

I’ve been a diagnosed celiac for more than 20 years. I started off buying my food at small health food stores (and SickKids Hospital) and watched what was available go from nothing to a huge array of gluten-free choices. I really thought I knew every gluten-free brand out there, but when I went to GFG I found so many new ones! I had a field day with the samples made available to me (without worry!) and left with so many new fantastic baked goods, soups and other stuff (when was the last time I had a potato/leek galette?!). I’m so thrilled that GFG is around to keep me in the know of all that’s new and available in the world of gluten free!

Lisa Diamond

I was diagnosed with celiac disease as a baby and have lived on a gluten-free diet for my entire life. Gluten Free Garage is the most amazing gluten-free event! The aisles were full of people looking, tasting and buying. The assortment of vendors was so varied and the vendors I spoke to were friendly and knowledgeable. I hope that when the organizers evaluate this event they find that it was as successful as it appeared to me as a person with celiac disease who was simply looking to expand my awareness of the products available to me.

Rita Moskovitz

Each time I’ve gone to Gluten Free Garage I’ve walked away with a bag full of new and exciting products. I do not have celiac disease nor am I strictly gluten free. I am someone who is interested in healthy eating and wholesome products that don’t sacrifice taste. And for that, GFG can’t be beat. The vendors are friendly and I appreciate being able to sample products before I commit to purchasing them. I love the variety of products available—everything from Asian and Mexican food to cookies and cupcakes that my kids devoured. Looking forward to the next one!

Amanda Kushnir

FROM THE INFLUENCERS

The special thing about Gluten Free Garage is that it’s not just an expo or trade show—it’s a community. People come back year after year, and every year there are new products to be discovered. There are also panel discussions to learn more about health and wellness and you get the opportunity to connect with the GF community. It is truly such a unique event that brings that most quality products and people together.

Rafia Kanji
@eatwithraf

I’ve attended Gluten Free Garage for the past few years and I’m always thrilled to see my favourite vendors showcasing their goods and also to discover new rising stars to the GF scene. The GFG team has an eye (and taste!) for bringing in safe gluten-free vendors that shine. I’m always in search of the best GF desserts and every year I leave with shopping bags full of goodies!

Ashley Gismondi
@celiacandthe6ix

Gluten Free Garage is my favourite event of the year because I can find all of my favourite products and brands and discover new ones to enjoy. Vendors usually offer samples, so I can taste the products and then purchase them on the spot. It’s a grocery shop made easy and I always stock up. I don’t have to read labels or ingredients because everything is gluten free!

Tarryn Fortinsky
@myceliaclife

Each year I look forward to Gluten Free Garage with anticipation and excitement. It is the gluten-free event of the year. The GFG community is so amazing at coming together to support access to gluten-free food for all—from the incredible vendors with their safe food to all the donations we collect from attendees for the #GFreeWifeyFoodBank. The food drives we’ve done at GFG to date have collected and distributed over 1,000 pounds of safe food to people in need.

Jessica Danford
@gfreewifey

The special thing about Gluten Free Garage is that it’s not just an expo or trade show—it’s a community. People come back year after year, and every year there are new products to be discovered. There are also panel discussions to learn more about health and wellness and you get the opportunity to connect with the GF community. It is truly such a unique event that brings that most quality products and people together.

Cheryl Stein
@sweetgfsisters

The special thing about Gluten Free Garage is that it’s not just an expo or trade show—it’s a community. People come back year after year, and every year there are new products to be discovered. There are also panel discussions to learn more about health and wellness and you get the opportunity to connect with the GF community. It is truly such a unique event that brings that most quality products and people together.

Ashley Sauve
@ashleysauvehealth

When I first heard about Gluten Free Garage a couple of years ago I immediately booked a train from Montreal to Toronto. I just had to see this gluten-free heaven with my own eyes. When I got there I was like a kid in a candy store! I didn’t know where to start. There were so many incredible gluten-free vendors, some I had never heard of before, all under one roof. Not only did I shop til I dropped, I also got to meet some incredible people in the celiac community. It’s now an annual event I’d never miss!

Aalia Adam
@seriouslyglutenfree

FROM THE EXHIBITORS

Amazing job! The marketing before the event, the organization, setup, volunteers and diversity of product was first rate. We were very proud to be part of this successful event. The friends that I brought were happy they attended and everyone bought a variety of items. Thanks for including us!

Peter Neal
Neal Brothers

We all had a blast! The venue is so lovely and it was the best-run, most seamless event we’ve been a part of. We were talking about it the whole day—how amazing the volunteers were and how smooth the day went. We enjoyed being part of such a lively marketplace. We’d be quite happy to be invited back again!

Jodi Bager
Grain-Free JK Gourmet

We all had a blast! The venue is so lovely and it was the best-run, most seamless event we’ve been a part of. We were talking about it the whole day—how amazing the volunteers were and how smooth the day went. We enjoyed being part of such a lively marketplace. We’d be quite happy to be invited back again!

Tori Vaccher
Tori’s Bakeshop

We all had a blast! The venue is so lovely and it was the best-run, most seamless event we’ve been a part of. We were talking about it the whole day—how amazing the volunteers were and how smooth the day went. We enjoyed being part of such a lively marketplace. We’d be quite happy to be invited back again!

Michelle Moraes & Christine Curtis
The Butternut Baking Co.

You built it and they came! What a great turnout—you did a fabulous job of getting the word around and we reaped the rewards in sales and promotion! The show was so well orchestrated, the venue was unique and artistic, and the setup was clean and functional. You did a fantastic job and you made our brands look great! We look forward to partaking in event again.

Robyn Kay
GAGA For Gluten-Free

It was a pleasure to be part of Gluten Free Garage. It was extremely well organized and publicized. The volunteers, visitors and vendors were a joy to be with. We would love to be a part of future GFG events!

Tony Sabherwal
Magic Oven

Everything at GFG ran very well. The morning setup support was fantastic, the volunteers were attentive and helpful, and the event was well promoted. I liked that I was positioned next to non-competitive products; we supported each other throughout the day. I’m now in some stores around town and this is due in large part to my success at GFG.

Christy Conte
Bix Bakery

Antipastos Kitchen has been a vendor at two GFG events and they are awesome (and keep getting better)! The crowds are big, enthusiastic and passionate, and as a result our sales have been huge. Just getting to interact with such a passionate audience of consumers is a wonderful way to build brand awareness and support. GFG’s location at Wychwood Barns is a real competitive advantage. Unlike most trade shows at large, impersonal halls, GFG is held in a friendly, intimate and community-oriented venue. We love GFG and will be thrilled to participate in all future events.

Richard Meloff
Antipastos Kitchen

Well organized, well staffed, well thought out, well attended, perfect venue…well done!

Gordon Fenwick
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