Our market is held every Thursday 10:30AM to 3:00PM in front of the Bookstore at George Brown College – St. James Campus (200 King St E Toronto). Everyone is welcome!
The Good Food Market (GFM) at George Brown College is a non-profit program run through PeerConnect in partnership with FoodShare. The GFM strives to offer access to fresh food at affordable prices for 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 the markets, and delivers top-quality fresh produce purchased from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal on market day. They pass on tools, training and ongoing support to community partners and residents who manage all operational aspects of the market. At the George Brown 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.
The Good Food Market at George Brown College exists to:
• Increase the college community’s access to fresh food 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