South Osborne Farmers’ Market a Hub for Fresh Produce

South Osborne Farmers’ Market a Hub for Fresh Produce

Farmers' Market
(Farmers’ market image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — A new farmers’ market is giving residents in the south Osborne neighbourhood another option when it comes to shopping for fresh produce.

The Farm Fresh Food Hub is a co-op spearheaded by Transition Winnipeg and other community stakeholders.

“This idea of a local food hub has been around for some time,” said James Magnus-Johnston, co-chair of Transition Winnipeg.

“There’s tremendous appetite from both consumers and small producers to invest in a more sustainable food system. We’re very excited to get this project started.”

The market operating as a pilot project on a weekly basis at 421 Mulvey Avenue. The first market on July 13 attracted eight vendors, which has since grown to 10.

Organizers say they eventually hope to provide an urban storage facility for small-scale farmers and producers in the region.

Farm Fresh Food Hub operates Wednesdays from 4-8 p.m. Vendors provide weekly staple products, including meat, vegetables, baking, and various other homemade and natural products.

— Staff