By supporting local food you are supporting our farmers and producers, our immediate community, the environment and the local economy. By purchasing directly from farmers you are helping to strengthen our regional food system. The impact is far reaching; from preserving farm land to protecting our local food sources. Investing in sustainable agriculture - just by purchasing at Farmers' Markets - has an impact on the environment by reducing green house gases and nurturing the health of our precious farmlands. Our community benefits from having a Farmers' Market as it creates a healthy, safe, shared public space for neighbours to gather with the common focus of good food! This strengthens our community. Finally, supporting Farmers' Markets contributes to our local economy. Your money goes right back into the regional food system and the operation of farms. Additionally, many small-scale businesses find their feet at Farmers' Markets and grow to be thriving businesses that contribute economically to local communities. Let's not forget that, according to the Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network, research shows that businesses in neighbourhoods with Farmers' Markets see an increase in their sales.
All in all - we can all agree that a day at Farmers' Market is well worth it! See you tomorrow 3:00-7:00 at Fairmount Park.
Next Week (June 10th)
Our weekly vendors from above plus these bi-weekly vendors.
Kids Cooking Station
Old Fashioned Games Galore
Upper Beach Health and Wellness
This week on the stage is Warner Clarke himself with Bill and Warner's Musical Experiment beginning at 4:15 until market closes at 7:00. Pack a picnic blanket, stop by our fab prepared food vendors and enjoy an evening of music!