Upcoming farmers’ market for charity a fun cultural event

Lisa Goudy
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Terry Tremblay sells vegetables at the Yara Community Gardens farmer's market on Saturday

A multitude of veggies, baking and preserves will be available for sale with half of the proceeds going to charity.

The fifth annual Farmers’ Market for Charity will be held on Aug. 18 from 8:30 to noon just outside of the Yara Community Gardens at 200 Home Street West. A second charity market will be held on Sept. 8 during the same times and at the same location.

“All the gardeners get together and they donate a bunch of produce and baking and some preserves and we get coffee and face painting and all sorts of fun things,” said community gardens co-ordinator Sarah Varey. “It’s the highlight of our community gardens program every summer and it’s a really family-friendly event.”

Half of the proceeds will be donated to Hunger in Moose Jaw’s Nutrition Program and Riverside Mission, with 25 per cent going to each. The nutrition program makes lunches for kids in the city who can’t afford it and Varey said Riverside Mission is like a “soup kitchen downtown” that feeds people three times a week.

“We try to give back to our community by thinking outside of the garden gate, too,” said Varey, adding that the other half of the proceeds will go toward the continued growth of the community gardens, such as getting new hoses.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: 200 Home Street West, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Yara Community Gardens, Moose Jaw

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