New Farmer’s Market in western Newfoundland:

This summer, expect local lettuce and more from the new Farmer’s Market. Corinne Hynes is the Farmers’ Market Coordinator for Western Newfoundland.  The Farmers Market is a partnership between the Western Environment Center (WEC), the Department of Agriculture, the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market with funding from Western Health. Regular weekly farmers’ market will be held in Corner Brook on Saturday mornings from July to October, 2009.
For info about the market, call Corinne at: 709-660-0078.

New Organic Research:

Rupert Jannasch, P.Ag., ACORN’s soil and organic transition specialist, has written an informative paper: Barriers and Opportunities for Greater Organic Vegetable Production in Atlantic Canada (Feb, 2009). You can download same from www.organicagcentre.ca at: http://www.organicagcentre.ca/Docs/DiscussionPapers09/Barriers_Atlantic_rj.pdf

Community Gardens are popping up across Nfld & Labrador, from St. John’s to North West River, Labrador, to the Burin Peninsula. If you have information on community gardens in your area, please send us details. And photos are always welcome!

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