By: Nicholas Keung 
Published: The Star, Sep 23 2013

photo credit: The Star

For many newcomers, ethnocultural foods are not only a reminder of their homeland, but part of the diet they grew up with.

For a long time, they had to put up with pricey and often stale produce imported from abroad and sold at ethnic grocery stores, or growing them in their own backyard.

But as immigrant markets grow in major urban centres, especially in the Greater Toronto Area, an increasing number of commercial farms, with help from the Ontario and federal governments, are experimenting with locally grown ethnocultural crops to meet the changing demands.

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