The Stop’s Green Barn at 601 Christie St. is a unique urban agriculture hub. It offers a greenhouse, community gardens, youth programming, a bake oven, a compost demonstration centre, and our year-round Farmers’ Market.
The Stop will be shifting our resources away from community programming and towards emergency food access services starting Monday, March 16. Our Food Bank and takeaway meals will be available.
Our greenhouse and sheltered garden provide year-round growing space and an inspired environment for the community to learn and share agricultural knowledge.
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. Half of the harvest goes directly home with community members, and the rest is used in Stop programs.
Get your hands dirty in our year-round urban gardens! Grow vegetables for The Stop’s Food Bank and meal programs, and to take home yourself. Learn about environmental issues and organic gardening through our frequent workshops.
The Stop’s Youth Program provides opportunities for young people 14+ to grow, cook, and share healthy food, and to understand sustainable food systems and the root causes of hunger and poverty from a social justice perspective.
The program prioritizes young people that are racialized, Indigenous, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ, etc. in the Davenport West and St. Clair/Christie communities.
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 local farmers.
The Stop’s Market Café is open during the same hours as the Farmers’ Market and serves delicious breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, and desserts prepared by Stop chefs using ingredients sourced from the market. Look for it in The Stop’s Green Barn (Barn 4) every Saturday.
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