Amy (Co-Owner)

“Sometimes food is more than food”

Connecting people to where their food comes from is one of my greatest joys and when you come into the shop I’ll be quick to help showcase some of our locally grown items and share ideas on how to use them.

My love for wholesome food is deep rooted in my passion for the environment and stuffing my face, I mean eating politely! Thank you for taking the time to look at our site. I hope to meet you soon!


Angela (Co-Owner)


Angela started one of the first organic delivery businesses in Toronto, Front Door Organics, which she successfully ran for 19 years before deciding to team up with Fresh City. In 2014 she and partner JJ finally made the leap to retail, roping Front Door Organics employee and Mushroom Maven Amy into opening Raise the Root in their Leslieville Neighbourhood. 

As CFO, Angela puts her savvy business skills to work tallying up the numbers, ensuring staff are paid on time, and that the books are in the black. But it's not all number crunching and bean counting, Angela's passion for local food and organic producers has never faded... and she makes a mean wild mushroom risotto!”