Market Greens is a CFCC program that increases affordable access to fruits and vegetables through non-profit community markets and produce prescriptions. The program aims to promote health and reduce disease risk, particularly for communities with greater barriers to healthy food access who are more vulnerable to diet-related conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
We're pleased to collaborate on the delivery of the Market Greens program with our first cohort of 15 partners!
Market Greens is a 5-year program that will run in 30 communities through to 2024. The findings from the program will be compiled on a yearly basis by external evaluators and shared with the participating communities, health practitioners, and those interested in new ways to improve access to healthy foods for low-income groups across Canada.
The next round of applications for the second cohort of grantees will be launched in late 2021.
How we started Market Greens
In 2018, we began piloting Market Greens in partnership with the Chigamik Community Health Centre in Midland and The Local Community Food Centre in Stratford. Results so far have been promising, with participants reporting that they’re eating more fruits and vegetables and noticing improvements in health and sense of community belonging.
Market Greens is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Arrell Family Foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
To learn more, download our backgrounder on fruit and vegetable incentive programs.