Farmers’ Market Openings
With spring on the way, you’ll soon be able to visit a farmers’ market to get fresh, local food. Opening days for Markham’s farmers’ markets are:
Visit our Guide to Buying and Growing Food in Markham webpage for more information.
Markham Homegrown Programs
Markham Homegrown offers three programs – Seed Libraries, Workshops, and Community and Allotment Gardens.
Markham Public Library and the City of Markham’s Sustainability Office are piloting the Markham Homegrown Seed Library. Residents will be able to “borrow” seeds from the library to take to their home or community garden to plant. In the late summer and fall, there will be seed saving workshops to teach residents how to “return” the seeds to the library. Stay tuned to the Markham Public Library website for more information.
Markham Homegrown Workshops provide the right tools and knowledge on how to grow your own successful, organic garden. Receive free gardening workshops, seed-saving tips, gardening newsletters, and much more!
Markham Homegrown Community and Allotment Gardens are specifically targeted towards condo dwellers who want to grow their own food or just residents who want more growing space. Collaborate with your community in growing, cleaning, and maintaining gardens located across the city!
York Region Food Charter
In 2013, the Food Charter Working Group unveiled the final draft of the York Region Food Charter. A food charter is a shared community vision on the role that food and agriculture should play in our community. It provided a framework to develop new policies, partnerships, and projects that helped implement the Greenprint, Markham’s Community Sustainability Plan. To find out more, visit http://yrfn.ca/
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