Farmers’ Markets: Opportunities for Preserving Greenbelt Agriculture

Jul 29, 2015

The paper “Farmers’ Markets: Opportunities for Preserving Greenbelt Agriculture” presented recommendations to strengthen farmers’ markets in the Greenbelt. It highlights the pressures farmers face, particularly those utilizing farmers, and offers suggestions for supporting peri-urban agriculture.

Key findings include:

  • Creating a Greenbelt-wide network of farmers’ markets,
  • investing in farmers’ market infrastructure and signage,
  • encouraging cooperative storage and processing, and
  • supporting farmer training.

These findings point to opportunities to improve markets and work towards vibrant hubs that support Greenbelt farmers and Ontarian eaters; to access the full report please click here.

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