Community Harvest, a grassroots food security initiative, became a Loving Spoonful program in 2022. Community Harvest runs three collective urban agriculture sites throughout Kingston. Loving Spoonful also has a 2-acre urban farm at 100 Days Rd., next to Lakeside Community Garden.
Along with help from volunteers and farm training participants, staff work together to plant, cultivate, and harvest a wonderful variety of delicious vegetables. At the Community Harvest Markets, all items on the table are available at a sliding scale, $0-5 per item.
Marie Bencze, Community Harvest Coordinator explains, “this market is a dignified access model, meaning we are happy to allow people to choose what they like from a broad array of fresh, local food, and everyone is treated with the same respect regardless of how much they pay. We use agro-ecological principles at all of our garden sites, meaning all plants are grown without herbicides and pesticides, and we aim to build healthy living soil and agricultural ecosystems”.
Tuesdays, 3-6 PM: Kingston Community Health Centre’s (263 Weller Street)
Thursdays, 3-6 PM: Calvin Park Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (88 Wright Cres)
Tuesday & Thursday. 3-6 PM: Behind Centre 70 (100 Days Road)