Be a “Locavore” or “Locke-a-Vore” - Locke Street South Welcomes Hamilton's Newest Farmers' Market!

Locke Street is buzzing with anticipation of Hamilton’s newest Farmers’ Market. Local farmers and producers will be selling their vegetables, fruits, meat and bread to the neighbourhoods around Locke Street.

WHAT: Grand Opening of the Locke Street Farmers’ Market

WHEN: Thursday June 17, 2010
from 3pm-7pm

WHERE: Located in the parking lot next to Fenian Films located at 211 Locke Street South.

WHY: Delivered from the farmer’s fields to the heart of Locke Street, families young and old will be able to access the freshest of locally grown products. The farms are local, sustainable and managed by families who care for their land and their animals.

The term “Locavore” was developed a few years ago to capture what it means to support local and sustainable food systems. While chatting with local farmers, Tom Ratcliffe of Melrose United Church was inspired to say, “Be a Locke-a-Vore”. And so it will be that the people of the Locke St. neighbourhoods will have a unique opportunity this summer to be a “Locke-a-Vore”.

The Locke Street Farmers’ Market will be every Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. beginning June 17, 2010.

List of farmers and food producers include:
Black Walnut Lane - Ron and Adele Service, Millgrove, 905-689-0698 (lamb and beef)
Earth To Table Bakery : Bettina Schormann, Hamilton, 905-516-2362 (bread)
Hay Seed Organic Farm: Jessica Andrews, Bennet Deakin, Kalvis Auzins, Brantford,
519-758-0327 (vegetables)
ManoRun Organic Farm: Chris Krucker, Copetown, 905-648-9608 (vegetables)
Summer Hill Farm : Mark and Tania Veenstra, Waterdown, 905-689-2796 (wild Boar)

For questions? Contact Adele Service from Black Walnut Lane at 905-689-0698
Chris Krucker from ManoRun Organic Farm at 905-648-9608

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, there are more and more opportunities for local consumers to spend their dollars responsibly. Locke Street (and other venues/festivals in Hamilton/Dundas) are promoting things that matter!