#ygkChallenge: Support our Farmers’ Markets

ygkchallenge, farmers' market, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Support our market vendors. One of my favourite things about this time of year is the beautiful, local produce available at our farmers’ markets. The market is a great place to get your local fruit and veggies throughout the summer but this time of year is when the farmers really get to shine and show off the fruits of their labour. With summer drawing to a close, the market season is going along with it, leaving only a few precious weeks to enjoy a stroll through the market, to support our market vendors and to eat beautiful, locally sourced produce. This week we challenge you to get out to one of our markets. Visit Market Square on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday; The Memorial Centre on Sundays; and the parking lot at KMCSC across from RMC on Wednesday afternoons.  See you there!

With some kids already back in the classroom and the remainder set to return next week, summer 2016 will soon be over. Although the long weekend is fast approaching, there’s still ample time to peek at that bucket list and knock off a few things. It’s time to take stock of what’s most important to us, be it excitement, rest and relaxation, completing an overdue project or spending time with the people who mean the most to us. Make your plan to make the most of these final days of summer. Tell us (with a comment below) what you’re aiming to cross off on your bucket list in the coming days.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Image credit Rich Bowen.

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