St. John’s Market one step closer to reality

> PUBLISHED April 22, 2016

With a $1.17 million investment from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), $490,000 from the province, $2 million from the city, and $100,000 raised by the St. John’s Farmer’s Market, it has been announced that the market will have a permanent home in the city’s former Metrobus facility on Freshwater Road. The building will be renovated with an aim to open in 2018. There are significant economic development advantages for such permanently housed markets. They not only provide an important venue for the public to access products from local farmers, but they also can contribute to import displacement with locally made products, and also serve as a vehicle for entrepreneurs to start projects with little overhead and in a supportive environment. The old Metrobus facility is conveniently centrally located near the Memorial University campus and Wishingwell Park.

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