42 – Parkwood -“Barb – North End Harvest Market”

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Original Recording Date: May 31 2016

Guest: Barb McPhee, Director of the North End Harvest Market

Barb is an incredible woman in Guelph who is responsible for and integral to many of our amazing initiatives, including the Poverty Task Force, the Better Beginnings Program, and the “North End Harvest Market”  We could have talked for HOURS about all the various projects she’s part of, and I very much hope to have her on the show again.  For this episode we focused a lot on the North End Harvest Market.

The North End Harvest Market is a free fruit and vegetable market intended to support low income families and individuals to meet their healthy food needs.
The Market is open on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 at the small parking lot beside Waverley Drive School at 140 Waverley Drive. In bad weather it will be held at Portable # 6.

Families and individuals can register and only need your name and address to qualify and although the market is open every week, registrants can come every second week.

Primary funding for the Market has been generously donated by Guelph United Ministries, an umbrella organization of Guelph’s United churches and ministries. Other local groups that support the market are Guelph Neighourhood Support Coalition, Chalmers Community Services Centre, Trinity United church, Holy Rosary Church, New Life Church, Waverley and Brant Neighbourhood Groups, and the Upper Grand District School Board.

To offer make monetary donations, fruit and vegetable donations, provide some entertainment or just get more information, please contact Barb McPhee, NEHM Manager oldbatchat@yahoo.ca or drop by the Market.

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