Sustainability

Farmers' Market Re-Opening Tuesday June 14th

Western's Farmers' MarketHit up Western's Farmers' Market starting June 14th from 9am-2pm. The market will run every Tuesday in the green space beside McIntosh Gallery across from the Social Science Building.

Increasing the accessibility of fresh, local foods on campus is a key priority for Hospitality Services and the Farmers’ Market is just one way the department is achieving this goal.

There are many benefits of buying goods from your local Farmers’ Market that are linked to sustainability. Not only are you supporting the local economy, but you are also reducing the ‘food miles’ that would have accumulated from sending these products first to a central processing hub and then back to your local grocer.  Above all else, nothing beats being able to chat with your farmer and find out exactly how the products you buy are grown, where and by whom. 

To date, feedback from students, staff and faculty alike has been very positive. This weekly market is just another way Hospitality Services and Western are continuing to show our commitment toward providing sustainable, fresh and local options for our community and achieving our goal of becoming a sustainability leader.