Markham Fair is pleased to announce an exciting, new initiative benefiting our community!

To ensure that you get a pretty white head of cauliflower like this one, you may need to pull the leaves up over the head and tie them together to shade, or blanch, it.

To ensure that you get a pretty white head of cauliflower like this one, you may need to pull the leaves up over the head and tie them together to shade, or blanch, it.

As we celebrate and promote agriculture at our annual fair, we are also educating our community about our food supply, sustainability, and creating awareness of our rural heritage.  Beginning this planting season, we have created a community garden space on our grounds.  Members of the community that don’t otherwise have access to land suitable for a garden, are welcome to apply for a garden plot on our grounds.  We have 15 plots in total, and it is our hope that this land will produce food to feed our community!

Plots are available for individuals or families, and food grown must be used for their own purposes (not for resale).  All gardeners will be encouraged to donate 10% of their produce to our local food banks.  There will be a fee of $25 for use of the plots. It is hoped that this initiative will create goodwill and long-term relationships between the fair community and residents of our city.

For more information on our community garden program, please contact our office at 905-642-3247.