For over thirty years The Big Carrot Community Market has been searching for nature’s finest to provide their shoppers with delicious, nourishing and sustainable food. In celebration of this commitment, The Big Carrot created the Nature’s Finest Fund in 2014. This annual grant program expands the availability of locally produced food and supports and strengthens the working relationships between local family farms and The Big Carrot.
As founding members of Carrot Cache, The Big Carrot has seen the transformative power of investing in the regional food economy. Inspired by this success, they wanted to provide a similar opportunity for their own producers.
Over 20 grants have been awarded to Ontario famers since 2014 increasing the supply of local beans, pastured chicken, organic vegetable and greens to name a few. The grant has lent support to some long-standing producers as well as bringing new farmers into the community.
- To invest in our community of local sustainable food producers
- To expand the availability of locally produced Organic food
- To strengthen the working relationships between family farms and The Big Carrot Community Market