The Farmers’ Market of Eden is pleased to announce that it has officially received membership into the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario association – the only market in Mississauga to receive this membership.
The Farmers’ Market of Eden, run by Eden Food for Change, takes place every Sunday at the Lisgar GO station from 9 am – 3 pm until Thanksgiving: Sunday, October 9, 2016. The majority of The Farmer’ Market of Eden’s vendors are farmers, a key membership requirement for the Farmers’ Markets of Ontario Association (FMO).
“Farmers’ Markets Ontario is the provincial association of farmers’ markets and welcome Farmers’ Market of Eden as a member. Abundance and freshness of products is the key to a successful farmers’ market,” says Catherine Clark, Membership, Outreach & MyPick® Manager.
About 1000 people attend the Farmers’ Market of Eden to buy their weekly groceries directly from farmers who sell vegetables, honey, mushrooms, fruits and even pastries, cheese and meat.
For the month of August, patrons of the market will also get to enjoy local talent as Buskers from the City of Mississauga’s Buskers Pilot Project will be performing from 11 am – 2 pm weekly.
When the City of Mississauga first approached Eden Food for Change to ask if their buskers could perform it seemed like a natural fit. “Our market is about supporting local growers and producers, and building community. So it makes sense to also support local buskers working with the City of Mississauga,” says Jaya Mootoo-Szypulewski, the Farmer’ Market of Eden Manager.
Another bonus provided at the Farmers’ Market of Eden are products produced in the Learning Kitchen of Eden Food for Change. This year, summer students are making and selling cinnamon buns as a fundraiser for the organization.
The Farmers’ Market of Eden currently hosts vendors such as Thames River Melons, Teresa’s Garden Centre and Farm, Little Rock Honey, Real Sweets, Green Gate Farms, Grills Cheese and Allison’s Farm Market.
Eden Food for Change has been serving hungry families in western Mississauga for 25 years. The organization serves people through its two Food Bank locations, its Learning Kitchen and Fresh Produce Box program. It serves the community with a vision of Good Food For All!