It's no suprise that food and farming in Ontario's Greenbelt is a primary issue represented at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic and so we felt it appropriate to have our Friends at the Greenbelt Farmer's Market Network write a guest blog to share their role in this.
5,500 farmers are currently growing fresh local raspberries, eggs, bok choy, and beef in the Greenbelt and bringing them to over 90 markets from Grey Bruce to Niagara to Northumberland and everywhere in between.
The Greenbelt Farmers’ Market Network supports farmers’ markets to make sure they are thriving for both farmers and eaters. The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is an opportunity for us all to reconnect with where our food comes from, while celebrating our Greenbelt’s productive and protected agricultural land. It’s an opportunity for us to share stories about the farmers who grow your food and help you find your local market. We’re looking forward to telling you about the many new local products and events at markets we’ve supported.
We encourage Ontarians to head out and enjoy great Greenbelt harvests both at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic and every week at your local farmers’ market!
- Jessica Schmidt, Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network