Greetings! If you don’t know me, let me introduce myself, I’m Carolyn Wong the market manager, co-founder, community volunteer and a person of colour (Chinese Canadian, Cisgender female), while I am a little disappointed that I wasn’t given the opportunity to contribute to this important document, it does not dimmish the importance of this anti-racism tool kit for farmers’ markets recently emailed out by the Greenbelt Farmers Market Network. Kudos to the team responsible for writing it and to be proud of the fruits of your labour 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
You can access your own copy of the Anti- Racism Farmers Markets ToolKit here: www.equityinfarmersmarkets.com It’s a good toolkit and can easily be applied to other industries for sure. Equity matters.
There is a critical movement now for all of us to help uplift and nurture BIPOC who historically have not had the opportunities within our predominately white society. I’ll be honest, it will not happen over night, nor fast enough but it is gradually and surely, rest assured.
The Trinity Bellwoods Farmers’ Market continues to be open to hearing from BIPOC/BIWOC farmers – Hello and nice to meet you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and looking to participate in a farmers’ market this season. Feel comfortable to reach out and apply at multiple markets to broaden opportunities. The time is now and there’s tons of support. We’re all excited to get on with it 👩🏻🌾
Looking forward to a full season that brings bounds of positive energy, kindness & patience with one another – which we all need.
Take care, keep safe kids,
photo of moi credit: @clovercroft