Farmers' Markets: Opportunities for Preserving Greenbelt Agriculture

September 2006

Almost two-thirds of the Greenbelt is farmland, and agriculture is essential to the success of the Greenbelt Plan. The number of farmers’ markets in Ontario has been increasing in recent years. This paper looks at the opportunities for preserving agriculture within the Greenbelt. [The first installment in the Occasional Paper Series presented by theFriends of the Greenbelt Foundation.] "Farmers' Markets: Opportunities for Preserving Greenbelt Agriculture" by David Gurin.

A Note on the Series

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and education about Ontario’s Greenbelt. To this end we will occasionally publish research and general interest papers that explore our three program areas:

  • viable agriculture and viticulture;
  • vibrant rural communities; and,
  • a restored and protected natural environment.

While all efforts are made to ensure the content of the Occasional Paper Series is current and accurate, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation accepts no liability whatsoever in regard to the information contained herein.

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