The Good Food Market at St. James Campus is held every Thursday 10:30AM to 2:45PM in front of the GBC Bookstore (200 King St E Toronto). Our market runs all year round, with two week breaks in between semesters. Everyone is welcome!
The Good Food Market (GFM) at George Brown College St. James Campus is a non-profit program run through Peerconnect in partnership with FoodShare. The GFM strives to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices to the college and surrounding community. Beyond simply selling produce, the GFM aims to be a community hub for connecting, learning and organizing around something that connects us all: food.
FoodShare works in partnership with community organizations and neighbourhood leaders to run Good Food Market, and delivers high-quality fresh produce purchased from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal. They pass on tools, training and ongoing support to community partners and residents who manage all operational aspects of the market. At the St. James Campus location, the market is largely run by placement students overseen by the market coordinator.
Good Food Markets feature seasonal local produce plus imported favourites to offer the greatest quality and cultural value to the neighbourhood they serve. Each market uniquely reflects its community and is a vibrant and important gathering place providing opportunities for neighbours to meet, share information and celebrate.
Good Food Box Program
The GFM at St. James Campus also runs its own Good Food Box Program. Every Monday, an email with an order form for that week’s market is sent out to everyone on our mailing list. If a recipient wants to place an order, they need to fill out the form with their name, produce and quantities they would like, then send it back to us by replying to the original email.
If you would like to be added to our Good Food Box Program, please send an email expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the mailing list.
The Good Food Market at George Brown College exists to:
• Increase the college community’s access to fresh produce at affordable prices
• Become a vibrant gathering space for the college community at large
• Increase food literacy: knowledge and skills associated with food such as how to select, prepare and consume healthy foods
• Build connections with other community food security initiatives on and off campus
• Offer volunteer, field placement and learning opportunities to students