Launch of 2016 Riverside Good Food Markets
Riverside’s 2016 Good Food Market season is launching this month again with two locations offering healthy, fresh and affordable produce every Thursday, 2-6pm (June to September):
1) The Queen/Saulter Good Food Market (right beside the Library) launched June 16
2) The Rivertowne Good Food Market in Joel Weeks Park (Munro and Matilda St) launches June 23A project of local community associations, the Riverdale Food Working Group and the Ralph Thornton Centre, these markets are “a community-led initiative working to make Riverdale/Riverside a food friendly and food secure neighbourhood”.
Volunteer based, Good Food Markets are a great example of a successful community initiative where people work together for the common goal of providing high quality, fresh and affordable food. Fresh produce is delivered on market day, and is available essentially at cost for community members.
FoodShare Toronto is the supplier for the Good Food Markets in Riverside. About 80% of what is ordered each week is local, with at least 2 organic items.
These markets feature seasonal local produce, plus imported favourites, to offer the greatest quality and cultural value to the neighbourhood. Each market uniquely reflects its community and is a vibrant and important gathering place providing opportunities for neighbours to meet, share information and celebrate.