Buyer’s market

How to maximize your farmers’ market or farm share program to enjoy local produce aplenty this summer

Karen Pinchin

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  • Shannon Jones and Bryan Dyck are the young farmers and co-owners of Broadfork. They both grew up in the suburbs and chose farming for health and environmental reasons. They worked on different farms for many years before starting Broadfork in 2011.
  • Workers harvest veggies at Broadfork Farm in River Hébert, near Amherst in northern Nova Scotia. The farm offers a market food club where customers can pay in advance for produce in $100 increments and then use the amount like a tab throughout the year.
  • Fresh produce from Jen and Derek’s Organic farm in Wilmot Valley, near Summerside, P.E.I., is organized for CSA allotments.
  • Scene from the Fredericton Farmers’ Market. Photo: Fredericton Tourism
  • Bryan Dyck of Broadfork Farm inspects his garlic. The organic operation grows mixed vegetables as well as melons, apples, herbs and cut flowers.
  • Some of the colourful tomato varieties Broadfork sells at the Dieppe Farmers’ Market.
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