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CHATTER: Farmers’ market returns to Green P (July 2018)

July 18th, 2018 · No Comments

The Bloor-Borden farmers’ market returned for its 11th year on June 6.

Open every Wednesday until the middle of October, the market offers a little bit of everything to delight the tongue from berries to honey, vegetables, meat, bread, and even wine! All the fresh produce is direct from the farm to the city.

While there have been funding concerns in the past, Helen Goldlist, who chairs the Bloor-Borden Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, says the farmers’ market has at least “three to four years left before we have to look for different funding”.

It’s an entirely volunteer-run market, and funding from BIAs and other local organizations help make up any funding shortfalls. Goldlist also suggests getting local sponsors to pay for the musicians who perform throughout the day.

The market currently gets much of its funding from its partners in Farmers’ Markets Ontario which, among other things, ensures that every farmer attending the market is certified local. The Bloor-Borden farmers’ market runs every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, in the Green P parking lot on Borden, south of Bloor Street West.

—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

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