Hosted at the rooftop garden of the iconic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert Mills demonstrated the ins and outs of DIY garden-fresh produce and how to extend the life of fruits and vegetables using FreshWorks, a new Rubbermaid food storage system that keeps produce fresh up to 80% longer than traditional packaging.

Jeannette was on hand to capture this fun, unique and informative event. Check out her photos below. We are also giving away a three piece FreshWorks Produce Saver set. Contest details below.

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The rooftop garden above the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto is like a tiny garden paradise above the city.

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Executive Chef Robert Mills had lots of tasty bites for the guests to try.

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The trout was a big hit!

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Chef Robert showed off one of the many varieties of local strawberries growing on the rooftop.

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These tiny strawberries were so sweet and delicious!

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The strawberry trifle made with fruit from the rooftop garden beds was incredibly tasty!

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The new Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers can keep berries fresh for up to 21 days.

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This leak proof Brilliance line container stood up to the blue liquid test!

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Chef Robert packaged up a tasty meal for all those in attendance inside the latest Rubbermaid line of containers.

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There were plenty of veggie themed photo ops up on the rooftop.

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The views could not be beat (or beet!).

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There are an incredible 18 varieties of tomatoes grown at the Fairmont’s rooftop garden.

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The fruits and vegetables grown here are put to good use in the hotel’s drinks and menu items.

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They are able to grow a wide variety of different plants in the raised beds.

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Some goodies awaited the attendees courtesy of Rubbermaid.

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Enter the Instagram giveaway for your chance to win this set of Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEANNETTE BREWARD

CONTEST RULES:
  • FOLLOW @thegoodlocal on Instagram
  • LIKE our Instagram post
  • TAG a friend in SEPARATE COMMENTS (but as many as you wish)
  • for BONUS entry share this photo on your own feed, tag us in the caption and let us know what your favourite summer fruit or vegetable is. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by DM July 17th. Good luck!

*Contest is available to Canadian residents only.