Thursday August 18 was our distribution night for that week because the Veggie City crew were at a training seminar with 200 other youth that are employed by Youth Opportunities Unlimited for the summer. It was a very rainy distribution night. We had gotten back from the YOU graduation BBQ and picked a lot of our usual vegetables and a massive amount of cherry tomatoes and banana peppers. We set up a picnic table under the roof of the Sanctuary for shelter because it was thunder storming. We did not have all of the shareholders come to pick up the vegetables because of the rain but we had fun sitting under the roof and have a conversation about the storm.
North East Community Market and Fair at Ross:
We had our own table at the market giving away birdfeeders, planters, and bulletin boards that we made on the days we weren’t in the gardens. We were also selling Veggie City t-shirts and water bottles. Eric and Derek made the best lemonade ever! The people at the market enjoyed it very much. We were also giving away the vegetables that were not picked up by the residents on our last distribution night. It gave the people that were not shareholders a chance to have our veggies and talk to us about Veggie City. We didn’t have any vegetables left by the end of the market. Myself, Eric, Derek and Jasmine were able to take turns walking around and checking out what people were selling around the market.
The community market was a lot of fun! People sold food, clothes, jewellery etc. The talented group of young dancers known as the Dynamic Dozen performed for everyone. There was also a group drawing chalk graffiti on the parking lot with kids. Towards the end of the day DJ Hex came and we all had fun dancing. Luso was also handing out corn. The Kipps Lane Northeast Community group was handing out water bottles for free to support recycling. There was also a junior and senior soccer tournament going on at the field right beside the market.