Stonegate Farmers’ Market
After 15 seasons, the Stonegate Farmers' Market will no longer be coordinated by Stonegate Community Health Centre. Prior to Covid-19, Stonegate CHC staff had met with the Berry Road Food Co-op to partner together to bring a new weekly tradition to the community.
This new community gathering would be held weekly during the summer in front of Stonegate CHC’s building near the much anticipated Berry Road Food Co-op. The Berry Road Food Co-op will coordinate food and vendors, in addition to the grocery, cafe, and food items that will be present regularly in store during its weekly hours.
Stonegate CHC will focus on hosting weekly community events that have always been a staple of the farmers market itself. The communities favourites will continue on, including the beloved kids table, WONDER WOMAN, events, and musicians brought to you by the Stonegate CHC.
Due to COVID 19 we are not able to commit to these weekly gatherings at this time and will follow the directive of the Province, City of Toronto and Public Health Officials for guidance as to when we will be able to facilitate community events with proper safety measures in place.
Over the years, Stonegate CHC has witnessed the coming together of the community, knowledge sharing around food, connections with farmers, and more via the Stonegate Farmers’ Market. We are very proud of everything that was accomplished and believe that by continuing to bring residents together to connect, we will keep the spirit of the market, that was so cherished by community residents, alive.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Stonegate Farmers’ Market over the years of its run, this includes: the dedicated vendors for venturing into our neighbourhood to set up their stalls each week in order to bring the Stonegate community local, fresh produce and products; Christ Church St. James Anglican Church for patiently hosting the farmers’ market for so many years on it’s site; loyal and new customers who helped sustain the market; volunteers, students and staff who came out rain or shine to help us with the market including our very own Wonder Woman; community groups who ran the Market BBQ; the terrific array of musicians who animated the space each week with wonderful sounds and of course local media, Etobicoke Guardian and SNAP Etobicoke, for promoting the market.
We are excited about our new initiative in the community and hope that you will join us each week when the City of Toronto permits us to safely gather.
Please note, that “Market Bucks” that were issued in previous years will still be redeemable at the Berry Road Food Co-op in store only. Please connect with Julia Graham at 416-231-7070 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this.