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.