The Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market has partnered with Little Mountain – Riley Park Food Network to operate our Donation Station for the 2017/18 winter season. The LM-RPNFN will receive fresh produce donated at the market twice a month starting in December and distribute it to those in need! There are many programs that will benefit:
- Newcomers Community Kitchen – a weekly multicultural cooking, eating, sharing food program for newcomers. Marta Ramos, Organizer, was herself a newcomer and program participant was trained to facilitate the kitchen. Their recipe book (2015) shares stories of their respective cultures and food traditions.
- Syrian Community Kitchen: – a monthly drop in kitchen for Syrian immigrants provides and opportunity to cook together, learn more about available produce, socializing and increasing English language skills.
- Exploring New Foods: – a kitchen workshop with a take home bag of food to replicate the meal at home. There are 10 people representing the various cultures served by settlement services and vulnerable seniors and those on disability insurance. This is a pilot project funded by VCH and needs sources for great produce!
Please consider donating fruit, vegetables, canned fish, nuts & eggs