From the initial application: The McGill Farmers’ Market (MFM) aims to bring delicious, local, seasonal produce to McGill's downtown campus, with weekly Farmers' Markets throughout September and October, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project from July to October. Since it was founded in 2008, the MFM has been an educational outlet for students, administration, faculty and the surrounding McGill community to learn about eating locally, staying healthy and promoting sustainable food choices both at McGill and in Montréal. Now entering the preparation stage for its 5th year of operation, the McGill Farmers’ Market has experienced significant growth and has started to establish its role in the wider McGill community. This coming year marks a crucial stage in the market’s development, as it needs to be permanently institutionalized in order to secure its continued presence at McGill. This transition from a pilot project to an integral component of student life needs to be accomplished in a way that is in accordance with its all-inclusive nature. This independent study seeks to evaluate the most effective way to achieve the goals of financial and organizational sustainability, as well as finding the appropriate institutional umbrella under which the market can be housed permanently.
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