Good Food Market Hub

Good Food Market Hub

The Good Food Market Hub is a community, volunteer led initiatitve, in partnership with Foodshare, that strives to increase access to fresh, quality food at affordable prices. A Good Food Market (GFM) is a small non-profit market that sells high quality, affordable fruits and vegetables. GFMs bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers' markets are not viable because sales are too low to cover costs.

The Good Food Market model was designed by FoodShare, a non-profit community organization whose vision is Good Healthy Food For All. FoodShare works in partnership with community organizations and neighbourhood leaders to run the markets, and delivers top-quality fresh produce purchased from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal on market day.

Good Food Markets feature seasonal local produce plus imported favourites to offer the greatest quality and cultural value to the neighbourhood they serve. Each market uniquely reflects its community and is a vibrant and important gathering place providing opportunities for neighbours to meet, share information and celebrate. Join us at our any of our 3 locations throughout market season (May to Oct):

Program Locations and Hours:

  • Tuesdays from 3-7pm on the grass between SRCHC and the Queen Street East Presbyterian Church
  • Wednesdays from 2-6pm at Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, 86 Blake Street.
  • Thursdays from 3-7pm at Ralph Thornton Centre at the corner of Queen St. E and Saulter St.

Harvest Meal Program

The Good Food Markets has launched a Harvest Meal Program where we will be handing out FREE plates of food made using local, healthy and seasonal ingredients sourced from out Good Food Markets. Recipes will accompany the food.

The Harvest Meal Program will run for 5 weeks at the Good Food Markets at:

  • SRCHC on Tuesdays 2-6pm
  • Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre Wednesdays 2-6pm
  • Ralph Thornton Community Centre Wednesdays 2-6pm

Though we likely will have run out long before 6pm!

Food Preparation Volunteers

We are also looking for volunteers to help prepare and hand out the food at the markets (food prep takes place from 12 noon til 2ish on the dates of the events). Those involved with the food preparation will receive $6 vouchers for the Good Food Markets. Potential volunteers are asked to drop by the Good Food Market on Tuesday to learn more.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in learning more about the Riverdale Food Working Group and/or the Good Food Market Hub please visit:     ~    ~    @RiverdaleFood on twitter

Program Offered in the Following Languages: 
Program Contact: 

Wanda Georgis

(416) 461-1925, ext. 226
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