The Stop’s Green Barn at 601 Christie St. is a unique urban agriculture hub. It offers a greenhouse, community gardens, a commercial kitchen, a bake oven, a compost demonstration centre, and our year-round Farmers’ Market.
Our greenhouse and sheltered garden provide year-round growing space and an inspired environment for the community to learn and share agricultural knowledge, grow culturally diverse foods and support community food access.
The Greenhouse works throughout the late winter to produce thousands of seedlings for community gardens across the city. The rest of the year is spent producing food and our Microgreens social enterprise program. Half of the harvest goes directly home with community members, and the rest is used in Stop programs, such as our Community Meal Program and Food Bank.
Get your hands dirty in our Earlscourt Park urban garden that is over 7,000 sq. ft! Grow vegetables in our shared garden for The Stop’s Food Bank and meal programs, and to take home yourself. Learn about environmental issues, organic gardening and sustainable farming methods through our workshops throughout the season.
We partner with the Sagatay program from Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) to animate the garden at Hillcrest Park, which includes the Mashkikii;aki’ing (Medicine Earth) Medicine Wheel Garden.
This partnership provides the men of the Apaenmowineen (Having Confidence in Oneself) program the opportunity to share teachings and learn more about plant medicine, gardening, and healthy living.
Featuring local, sustainable, and organic products and great music, The Stop’s Farmers’ Market has become a neighbourhood meeting place, attracting more than 2,000 people each week and providing an important source of income for emerging and local farmers, culturally diverse food vendors and The Barns’ artists.
Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, year-round.
Contact Kyla Schwarz-Lam, Farmers’ Market Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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