As part of our effort to strengthen our neighbourhood food system and create a thriving food hub, we have launched another initiative. Thanks to a Greenest City Grant from the City of Vancouver, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House in partnership with the Westside Food Security Collaborative is launching an urban “growers” market. We are inviting local urban farmers, backyard and community gardeners to come on out and sell their fruit, veggies and even flowers. The unique aspect of this market is that we’re also adding a trade and donation feature. Growers can trade with other growers, or opt to donate their produce. We will see that it is given to one of our local social service agencies who are providing meals to those in need.
The focus of the grant is food recovery and we will also be collecting food from other sources like grocery stores and restaurants – trying to keep at least some of the food within our community – and redirecting it to our agencies.
The first market is tonight (Aug 12) and they’ll run every Thursday through September. See you there!
For more information about the market or to register for a space to sell please contact:
Gord McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kits House 2305-2325 West 7th Ave @ Vine in Vancouver.