10 Metre Greens
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of 10 Metre Greens, a pilot social enterprise that will sell a variety of microgreens (all organically grown within our community greenhouse) at The Stop’s Farmers’ Market every Saturday!
What are microgreens?
Microgreens are young seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. Often used as salad greens or garnishes, they’re sought after for their unique flavours and nutritional content, and they’ve become increasingly popular in the last decade among both home cooks and professional chefs.
So why is The Stop selling them?
The goal of the 10 Metre Greens pilot project is to create meaningful bridging opportunities where people experiencing barriers to employment can gain practical work experience. The project will create three part-time work opportunities compensated with a fair living wage. The positions will prioritize community members who are current or past volunteers/participants in our Urban Agriculture programs.
With recognition that the positions created from the pilot can only provide seasonal, part-time work to a few community members, we see it as an opportunity for community members to increase social connections, contribute skills, build skills, and foster strong professional and interpersonal relationships. Participants will also be encouraged show off their existing skills, including visual artistry for product displays, social media, and customer service.
Where can I buy their fabulous microgreens?
The microgreens will be sold every Saturday morning at The Stop’s Farmers’ Market until April 2018.
How can I learn more about the project?
Contact Yuan Xu, Community Garden Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org!