This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Andre Robichaud Of Queen Square Farmers’ Market.
THE PILLARS OF THE QUEEN SQUARE FARMERS’ MARKET ARE TO BE LOCAL, ETHNICALLY DIVERSE, SUSTAINABLE, HIGH QUALITY, HEALTHY, AND COMMUNITY-FOCUSED.
Our focus on ethnically diverse food vendors makes the Queen Square Farmers’ Market New Brunswick’s multicultural food destination. Patrons can travel to Haiti, Egypt, Madagascar, Korea, Japan, Jamaica, Thailand, France, Malaysia, Syria, China, Romania, Tunisia, Cuba, India, Mexico or Eritrea without ever leaving Queen Square. All that and the finest farmers and craftspeople from across Southern New Brunswick.
Part of the Queen Square Farmers’ Market’s mandate is to support groups within the community. In our last regular season alone, we partnered with 27 separate community groups and non-profits. Our mandate of being community-focused means we have a part to play in making our community a better place.
Our focus on locally produced goods keeps money in the community and directly supports some of New Brunswick’s most important business people: our farmers.