Advancing food access

We were most impressed with our day spent with you today for training. Thank you for your warm reception, excellent training plan, and wonderful hands on learning opportunities. You model the place-making hospitality we would like to have at our market.

Good Food Markets nourish people AND communities.

Good Food Markets are community markets that sell high quality, culturally appropriate, affordable vegetables and fruits. These markets bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets aren’t viable because sales are too low to cover farmers’ costs.

Getting healthy food into neighbourhoods and communities where healthy grocery stores don’t exist is the priority. But markets tend to create a certain kind of energy in a neighbourhood too. Rubbing shoulders with neighbours, trying new things, fresh air, exercise–you get a lot more from a market than food.

Good Food Markets:

How the Good Food Markets Program Works:

FoodShare doesn’t start markets, we:

Critical criteria

FoodShare’s Community Food Animators offer:



Are you interested in accessing food programs for yourself or a family member? Would you like to improve the health of your community? Do you work for a community centre, health centre, social service or other agency that connects people with food programs? Please contact Tara Ramkhelawan via the information below on this page.


Good Food Market - Brochure
Good Food Market - New Market Application
Good Food Market - Manual
Good Food Market - Sample Order Form
COVID-19 Guidance for Farmers', Fresh Food, and Holiday Markets

George Brown College Good Food Market

“The best day of my week is Wednesdays because you guys are here.”

That’s what the Good Food Market means to a student at George Brown College. Because of the Good Food Market, students don’t have to pick class over food. They can have both.

Let us help you

Contact Tara Ramkhelawan if you have any question about this program.

Tara Ramkhelawan
Good Food Markets Senior Coordinator
416-363-6441 x223

Program Lead

Tara Ramkhelawan // Good Food Markets Senior Coordinator

Tara Ramkhelawan began a degree in Space and Communication Science many years ago, but while taking an indefinite break to raise her 3 children, found a passion working and volunteering in community garden projects, markets, and health promotion, mostly in her Bathurst Quay neighbourhood. She has been a Tenant Representative in Toronto Community Housing since 2006, an experience which has helped her...see full bio