As the lockdown continues and each month seems to bring ever more difficult news, we’re excited to share something positive: the East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market is going online to safely connect you to our farmers (and the food security they represent). The market, like all DECA initiatives, has always been about community building, so we’re equally excited to share that the market will enable you to help your local at-risk seniors every time you shop.
How Does It All Work?
The market opens THIS Friday on Open Food Network (we’re getting everything ready and we will share the link on Friday morning). You’ll be able to shop Friday until Tuesday noon, then sit back and wait for a DECA volunteer to deliver your groceries to your door on Thursday afternoon.
Opening Week Kick-Off: Suppers for Seniors!
With help from TD’s Park People grant, we’re opening this year’s market with a fundraiser to support The Neighbourhood Group’s local senior’s food bank and local Meals On Wheels services for seniors in need: Suppers for Seniors. How can you participate? Donate at our fundraising page! You can also donate in lieu of a delivery fee ($5-15 suggested) at the DECA store at the market. Looking for masks? You can also donate by picking up a beautiful adult or child-sized mask made with love by DECA volunteers using fabric generously donated by ever-awesome FabricSpark (all veggie prints, of course!). Delivery donations and mask proceeds will be collected for The Neighbourhood Group the whole market season.
MARKET DELIVERY BORDERS: Victoria Park to Greenwood and O’Connor to Lake Ontario
ORDERS: Fri.-Tues at 12 noon (June 12-16 for delivery on June 18)
DELIVERY: Thursday afternoon
We are entirely volunteer-run! If you would like to help out in any way, please contact us at market (at) deca.to. We’d love to have your help.
Learn more about the work The Neighbourhood Group is doing to help our community.