The Good Food MarketGood Food For All
St. James Campus1 of 30 GFMs in TorontoThe only one in a post- secondary institutionStarted in June 12
The Good Food Market is held every Thursday 10:30AM to 3:00PM in the main lobby at the St. James Campus of George Brown College located at 200 King St E Toronto. Everyone is welcome!
The Good Food Market (GFM) at George Brown College is a non-profit initiative of the Academic Upgrading Program with the support of FoodShare.
The GFM strives to offer access to fresh food at affordable prices for the college and surrounding community. Beyond simply selling produce, the GFM aims to be a community hub for connecting, learning and organizing around something that connects us all: food.
The GFM presents a convenient and affordable way to eat good healthy food.
GFM-GBC Community Partnerships
George Brown College & FoodShareFoodShare works in partnership with community organizations and neighbourhood leaders to run the markets, and deliverstop-quality fresh produce purchased from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal on market day. We pass on tools, training and ongoing support to community partners and residents who manage all operational aspects of the market. At the George Brown location, the market is run by interns and volunteer students and is overseen by a faculty member.The Connection
FoodShare Toronto is a non-profit community organization whose vision is:Good Healthy Food for All.
FoodShare takes a unique multifaceted and long-term approach to hunger and food issues. They work to empower individuals, families and communities through food-based initiatives, while advocating for the broader public policies needed to ensure that everyone has adequate access to sustainably produced, good healthy food.
FoodShare Toronto is Canadas largest community food security organization, recognized as an important innovator of effective programs that have been reproduced all across Canada. They facilitate empowerment and community development from the ground up, cultivating awareness, building citizenship and enhancing individual and community participation, all the while striving to improve access to good healthy food.
The Ontario Food Terminal Board is a Self-funding Operational Enterprise of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and has been supporting the BUY LOCAL movement since 1954.
With over 5,000 registered buyers employing a minimum of 20 persons per buyer, the facility contributes at least 100,000 direct and indirect jobs to the Ontario Economy, this number does not take into account farm employment of both direct and indirect nor does it include those employed at the Terminal itself or the service jobs that support those businesses at the OFT, the farms or the retailersFoodShare & The Ontario Food Terminal The Connection
Us vs. ThemItemGFMRabbaApples0.10 cents each$1.47 Bananas0.25 cents each0.48 centsOranges0.25 cents each0.78 cents
Sourced week of April 3-9, 2016
GFM Price List
Sourced from GFM April 7, 2016
Why Shop at the Good Food Market?FoodShare established its first two Good Food Markets in 2005 to accommodate the growing demand for fresh affordable produce, and as a way of facilitating community development while also addressing limitations for farmers and small-scale producers. Like the Good Food Box, the Markets were subsidized with fresh produce purchased in bulk from the Ontario Food Terminal. FoodShare was the first agency in Toronto to start the GFM.
The Goals of the George Brown College GFM are to: Increase food literacy: knowledge and skills associated with food such as how to select, prepare and consume healthy foodChange: build connections with other Community Food Security initiatives on and off campusVariety: seasonal local produce plus imported favourites to offer the greatest quality and cultural value to the college communityCommunity: vibrant and important gathering place providing opportunities for neighbours to meet, share information and celebrateAccessibility: fresh produce at affordable prices
Increase food literacySelecting : Avocado's
Place the avocado in the palm of your hand. Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know its ripe and ready-to-eat. If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure it is considered still firm and will be ripe in a couple of days. If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch it may be very ripe to overripe.Preparing: SquashConsuming: Mango
Peeled & dice it into 1-inch cubes. The smaller size will help the squash to roast more evenly. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the cubes into a large mixing bowl and toss with 1-2 tbsp olive oil (I use about 2 tbsp for a 3 lb. squash). Spread the squash out evenly across 1 or 2 baking sheets. Sprinkle the squash with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you like. Roast the squash for 30-40 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking, till the largest pieces of squash are fork tender.
Before you slice a mango, be aware that it has a large pit the shape of a giant almond in the center. Slice the mango as you would an apple, but take care to avoid the pit. Cut wedges into the mango that are no more than an inch thick. Once you're done slicing, you should have several slices of mango with the skin still on, and a pit that still has some skin on it. If you just want to eat the mango, pick up the slices by the skin and eat them. You can try to eat some of the looser skin around the pit, but don't eat the skin too close to the pit because it can be stubborn and will get stuck in your teeth worse than corn-on-the-cob. If you want to peel the mango, you can pick up the slices by the skin and gently scoop them out with a spoon. If the pieces aren't ripe enough for that, use a knife.
FoodShare (Toronto) works to improve access to affordable, healthy food through education, food markets, and policy workCanadas Action Plan for Food Security Ten priorities developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to increase Canadas national food securityCanadian Association for Food Studies Community of academic and social researchers who promote critical, interdisciplinary scholarship in the broad areas of food production, distribution, and consumptionFood Secure Canada Connects groups working on Food Security across CanadaPeoples Food Policy Project Bilingual, Canada-wide network creating Canadas first food sovereignty policyThe Stop: Community Food Centre (Toronto) Food bank, community gardens and breakfast programs provide food with dignity, and policy work to put food in the government budgetFood security initiatives
For more information on Food Security visit: Food Secure Canada: www.bits&bytes.ca
Nutritious and culturally-appropriate food for all
A vibrant gathering space for the college community at large &friendly students & volunteers
AccessibilityFood access is having sufficient resources, both economic and physical, to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
The St. James Campus GFM location is easily accessible for students, staff and faculty; the market is in the main lobby of St. James and within walking distance from the School of English as a Second Language/School of Design, & Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts buildings thus saving on transportation costs as well as time.
The Good Food Box
Convenience - Dont have time to shop because of your class schedule?
How the Good Food Box program works at the St. James Campus:
you order a Good Food Box through the Good Food Market by adding your name & email to our sign up sheet
we deliver the order form by email to customers on Monday & they return to us by Wednesday
our team at the GFM pack your order and you pick it up from the market on Thursday between 11:30-3. Staff & Faculty can arrange to have the orders delivered
Fresh and Affordable Food
The Good Food Market (GFM) at George Brown College is an initiative of the Academic Upgrading Program, through the support of Foodshare. The GFM strives to offer access to fresh food at affordable prices for the college community. Beyond simply selling food, the GFM seeks to be a hub for connecting, learning and organizing around
something that connects us all: food.
Join us EVERY Thursday10:30am - 3:00pm - Main Lobby 200 King St. East
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GBC Good Food Market GOOD FOOD BOX - Ordering Form
Origin Item Price Quantity Price Ontario Apples - Small $0.10
Mexico Avocado $1.00
Colombia Bananas $0.30 each / 4 for $1
Unknown Beans - Yellow TBD
Ontario Broccoli $1.75
Ontario Carrots - 2lb $1.00
USA Carrots - Mini $1.25
USA Cilantro $1.25
USA Collards $1.75
Ontario Cucumber - English $1.00
Mexico Garlic TBD
China Ginger TBD
S. America Grapefruit - Ruby [ORGANIC] $1.25
Unknown Guava $3.00/basket
USA Kale - Green $1.75
Chile Kiwi - 600g $2.00/basket
S. America Lemons $0.40 each / 3 for $1.00
Quebec Lettuce - Red Leaf [ORGANIC] $1.75
Mexico Limes $0.40 each / 3 for $1.00
Mexico Mango - Ataulfo $1.00
Ontario Mushrooms - 8oz Pac