Friday June 18th is the third in a series of movies presented by the New Farm Project, with complimentary refreshments catered by Main Street Market. The movie starts at 7pm followed by discussion. The Kingston Sustainability Centre is located at 193 Princess St, Kingston Ontario, and doors open at 6:30 so you have time to look around. Dirt!
Friday May 28th7pm is the second movie night catered by Main Street Market at Kingston Sustainability Centre. Come out to catch this take on how Cuba Survived Peak Oil. We’ll watch a local movie made by Clarke Mackey too.
Grown on oak logs, shiitake are a delicious, meaty treat. shiitake (oak – mushroom) have been grown in Japan and other parts of Asia for at least 2 millenia, and in downtown Kingston for just over a year. Coming soon to a basket near your dining table. Learn more by dropping us a line and coming along to our shiitake workshop. nihongo demo ii desu! And, click on the “Media” button above to watch the shiitake video.
I know firsthand that a small piece of land can feed a large number of people, so why shouldn’t all housing developments include small farms? Why wouldn’t they be at least as important as a community pool? Shouldn’t developers consider food as part of a broad range of basic needs that every housing development should have, no less important than water, electricity and sewers?
writes Micheal Ableman in his book Fields of Plenty: A Farmer’s Journey in search of Real Food and the People who Grow it.
Eat the freshest food
Have you seen Garbage Warrior? The movie shows the real potential for families to increase food security within their own homes. While food may not need to grow quite so close to home for every household, how about food grown within a few block radius of your home? Main Street Market is working to grow produce in urban Kingston as well as source and supply food from not so far away. We’d like to see this happening in neighbourhoods across the country–you in? Have a local produce basket grown near your house and eat the freshest food starting now! Get in touch to find out how.
How does dancing improve soil quality in Kingston? Main Street Market partners with Lovingspoonful to grow local produce for distribution around town. Our gardening efforts help care for the land and feed people too. Come to the Soul Shakedown this Saturday and dance it up with us.
Here at Main Street Market we have a First Five basket to give away to the next online Full Share signup. Sign up today and get a loaf of bread in your First Five baskets of the season. Come to our open house at Kingston Sustainability Centre next Wednesday, April 21st, and find our what else you might get in your basket this season.
Community Supported Agriculture local produce basket info nights
“The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; The wise man grows it…” James Oppenheim.
April 8th, 4-7pm, Old Farm Fine Foods, 204 Barrie Street
April 21st, 5-7pm, Kingston Sustainability Centre, 193 Princess Street
Last year Main Street Market was launched as an urban food supplier dedicated to growing and sourcing food to connect eaters and food producers in the Kingston area. Main Street Market also supported a community garden and community groups such as Community Living Kingston. And, we provided agri-education and hands-on experience for youth employed by KEYS, agri-rehab for youth from Youth Diversions. Other highlights include linking food and music with a performance by musicians Kyra and Tully at an Oak Street Garden open house, and a house concert featuring multi instrumentalist Justin Grounds from Ireland. Get involved with Main Street Market in 2010: order food, come to an event, drop us a line, partner to work with us for fresher local food.