Did you know that some of the produce for sale at the market are grown by Toronto high school students? School Grown is run out of Toronto non-profit organization, Food Share. Their goal is to increase food literacy in youth by hiring high school students to run urban market gardens. Students learn in a classroom throughout the year, then get practical experience during the summer managing the garden, selling at markets and delivering to restaurants. The proceeds from sales are reinvesting into ongoing food literacy projects throughout the city. Be sure to quiz the students on exactly which genus and species the pepper your buying belongs to.
This week we have guests from the David Suzuki Foundation and Toronto Water attending. We also lined up a sunny 23 C day for you, your friends and family to enjoy a stroll through the market or to stay for a picnic.
On August 22nd we’ll be having our annual Movie Under the Stars night. Want a hint at what the movie is? It’s Princess Bride! OK, I suck at giving hints. (We also told you last week, but someone else wrote that post.) The movie won’t start until the sun goes down around at 8:45 pm, but we’re looking for a handful for volunteers to help make popcorn from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. If you or someone you know is interested, send me an email. It’s simply inconceivable to watch a movie in the park without popcorn!
The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. between June 6 – October 17 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the new East Lynn Market Facebook page.