Eat in the Place that you live (and learn)
The new Mac Farmstand has opened up this year thanks to the efforts of OPIRG McMaster, the MSU, Office of Sustainability, and Hospitality Services. The initiative has been in the works since October 2008 as a collaboration between OPIRG working group PEAS (Promoting Eating Alternatively and Sustainably) and the Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network.
The Mac Farmstand brings together local farmers, from areas such as Flamborough, Grimsby, and Campbellville, and gives the McMaster community access to their fresh and healthy produce. Every week, new produce is sent from each of our partnering farms (currently Simpler Thyme, Busy Liz’s, and Two Century) depending on the season and what they have chosen to grow.
In front of Nina de Villiers memorial garden
(in front of University Hall)
11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, every Thursday
(until the season ends)
Produce isn’t the only thing you’ll find at the farmstand. Profiles of each of our farms, explaining history, farming practice, and various other interesting facts will be available. Recipe cards, preparation instructions, and other valuable information for home cooking can also be picked up at the farmstand for no cost. The farmstand isn’t your average grocery store. We seek to provide you with the knowledge that your food isn’t sprayed with pesticides, coming from a foreign country, or grown using unsustainable farming methods.
So please, come to the Mac Farmstand, a place where you can eat healthy and locally-grown food with peace of mind.