Vancity plays a role in funding year-round farmers market - making a local, modern food hub a reality

Vancity plays a role in funding year-round farmers' market - making a local, modern food hub a reality

Vancity - supporting local, natural and organic food

Vancity invests in businesses, not-for-profits and sector initiatives that are focused on local, natural and organic food - in order to grow and promote a viable and sustainable local food system. One that contributes to a healthier environment, improved individual health, and a more resilient local economy. Learn more.

February 18, 2012 - In 1908, a large wooden building with ornate glass windows was built at a spot near the intersection of Main and Terminal in Vancouver.

The City Market, as it was called, was built on False Creek Bridge, which became Main Street in 1910 but was then called Westminster Avenue.

False Creek then went further east, all the way to Clark Drive in those days.

Tara McDonald, executive director of the Vancouver Farmers Markets, is part of a group that wants to build a new, permanent farmers' market in roughly the same location, to be called New City Market. The group has received $100,000 in grants from Vancity to turn the idea into reality.

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Article courtesy of The Vancouver Sun.

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