The Healthy Eating Eco-Kitchen is a simple pop-up kitchen that runs on farmers’ market days. We show people how to use local food as it becomes available at market or in neighbourhood gardens. We offer samples! Visit the Healthy Eating Eco-Kitchen at the market:

  • July 25, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • August 8, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • August 22, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • September 5, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • September 19, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • October 3, 4:30-6:30 pm

WHAT WE DO

Volunteers prepare and serve food or beverages from produce and herbs grown by our farmers market vendors or community gardeners. The kitchen also demonstrates how to cut food waste through composting and helps the market reduce waste by offering a community dishwashing station.

ABOUT THE FOOD

All food is vegan, gluten free and nut free. We share recipes.

WHY WE DO IT

Our primary goals with the Healthy Eating Eco-Kitchen are to:

  • Provide great healthy food education and tastes;
  • Highlight what vendors are selling;
  • Engage people, build community and have fun.

We also aim to demonstrate and keep improving on how events and programs can operate with minimal waste, and to inspire others to produce less waste at their own events.

SMALL PROGRAM: BIG IMPACT

This program has been running at the farmers market since 2013. It has directly engaged ~2000 visitors and had ~2000 volunteer hours contributed to it from 2013 to the end of 2018.

Learn more about Eco Kitchens.