John Barclay

John Barclay

John Barclay currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Kemptville Farmers’ Market as Past Chair. He was instrumental in moving the Farmers’ Market to it’s current location in the B&H Grocer parking lot and in securing significant sponsorship during the 2016 season. Believing that economic development and community development go hand-in-hand, John has supported and strengthened many promising initiatives and organizations in North Grenville. A member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee of the Municipality of North Grenville since 2015, John is the Executive Director of the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area. http://www.johnbarclay.ca

Session

Urban meets Rural – Raising Local Food Awareness through Farmers’
Markets

Farmers markets have become an increasingly important part of Canada’s economy, food systems, and communities. Connecting rural to urban, farmer to consumer, and fresh ingredients to our diets, the Kemptville Farmers’ Market has become an economic and community centerpiece in North Grenville. Through weekly interaction with local food producers and events like MarketPlates the Market has raised awareness of the critical role that local food production can play in our community’s physical, social and economic health.