Meafords 100 Mile Market-kairui

Home-Based-Business New owners keep 100 Mile Market alive If youve visited The 100 Mile Market recently, youve probably noticed some new faces. Thats because the market, located in downtown Meaford, was purchased by EcoInhabit people including owners Jan and Tim Singbeil, and EcoInhabit Store manager Kara Wildeman and her husband, Rob. With the Singbeils extensive background in farming and Karas training as a Naturopath, taking over the 100 Mile Market is a natural progression in EcoInhabits efforts to promote healthy lifestyles. New name for the 100 Mile Market: .patible philosophies Although the 100 Mile Market name will be shortened to The Market, the philosophies practised by former owner Barb Kay will continue. At EcoInhabit, we encourage people to shop and eat locally as much as possible. We believe thats key to the future sustainability and resiliency in our .munity, and The Market will continue providing local, healthy, nutritious and tasty food to residents and visitors to the area. We feel very strongly about supporting local agriculture, Jan asserts. With a family background in farming, we know its tough to survive in a larger market, let alone a local one. We will continue to support local farmers." However, the reality is, winters are harsh in this area and some produce is simply not available. Because our clients want that produce we will bring it in from other areas, while clearly identifying that it is. EcoInhabit and Transition Meaford: Putting philosophies into practice As a Transition Meaford member, EcoInhabit works hard to move the local sustainability initiative forward. To work, Transition Town initiatives need .munity involvement at the business, personal and local government levels, and EcoInhabit has been fortunate to have support from all three. Barb approached EcoInhabit about taking over the 100 Mile Market in part because the two businesses shared similar philosophies and because the EcoInhabit property offered room for the market to expand. From the first day of acquisition, 100 Mile Market customers have been supportive, gratifying for us at EcoInhabit. Grey County and the Municipality of Meaford are also behind the endeavor. Zoning approval to move the market to EcoInhabit is just a matter of working through the municipal processes. Re-connecting with the source of our foods: How does the garden grow? Weve often heard how people are disconnected from the source of their food. To continue EcoInhabits passion to expose people to all sorts of elements involved with healthy living, were exploring the idea of a garden as an educational tool, giving families a chance to handpick ripe vegetables and learn how a garden grows. In the future, we would like to have a kitchen suitable for cooking and product demonstrations. Through July and August, the 100 Mile Market will operate at 55 Trowbridge St. W., Meaford during its regular Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours. Once relocated to EcoInhabit, The Market will operate throughout the week. The 100 Mile Market booth at the weekly Meaford Farmers Market will continue throughout the summer. Taking over the 100 Mile Market is both exciting and daunting, and we have much to learn as we move forward in our efforts to promote a healthy, sustainable .munity. Follow our blog as The Market makes its transition from downtown Meaford to EcoInhabit. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: