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Fairmount to be city’s first zero-waste market


July 18, 2013
By Bakers Journal

July 18, 2013, Toronto – The Fairmount Park Farm Market plans to go straw-free, provide reusable bag depot, and encourage disposal practices with the ultimate goal of becoming a zero-waste market.

Organic farming practices are already a priority to its market vendors, and shoppers. The farm market will officially open starting on July 17.

"I am so proud as both the MP for this riding and the Urban Affairs lead for my NDP caucus to represent a community that values the principles of sustainability so highly that it puts them into practice. As a neighbour and parent, I am thankful for the many dedicated volunteers who made this wonderful idea of a zero-waste market a reality for our community." Matthew Kellway, Member of Parliament, Beaches-East York.

The farm market's emphasis on zero-waste production stems from a desire to be a responsible neighbour in this east end community. As a weekly shopping ceremony, Fairmount Farm Market marries farm fresh produce and artisanal picnic fare, family-friendly activities, acoustic music, and unique eco-services.

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