Farmers’ markets are becoming a valuable community activity across the country and their presence is growing across Newfoundland and Labrador. Farmers’ markets are important ways of providing public direct access to locally grown and prepared food of all kinds. Typically, farmers’ markets provide an opportunity for a wide variety of food vendors to offer their products including locally grown vegetables, fruit, and meats. Vendors are also selling prepared foods such as baked goods, preserves as well as hot, ready-to-eat foods. Until recently, there were no food safety regulations to guide food safe practices at the growing number of farmers’ markets across the province.
We're excited to share the openings of 5 farmers' and community markets in June and July! Keep checking back to this post or sign up for the FSN E-News and we'll update on more markets opening later in the summer and fall.