The Miijim Market invites the community of Midland and surrounding areas to come together to access, share and advocate for healthy food for everyone.
The Miijim Market, meaning “food market” in Ojibwe, was developed to meet the need for healthy food at affordable prices for EVERYONE in our community.
Food insecurity affects four million Canadians and one in six children. We also know that 11 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes and 1 in 12 have been diagnosed with heart disease. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through lifestyle, including healthy eating. Many people living on low income are disproportionately affected by diet-related disease and poor physical and mental health.
The Miijim Market provides an opportunity for anyone in the community to have access to fresh, local foods including fruits and vegetables at greatly reduced prices. It’s also a place for the community to come together, socialize and take part in a variety of free food-based workshops.
The Miijim Market is held on Mondays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Operation Grow located at 436 Bay Street in Midland.
Market Greens Program
The Market Greens program was created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible for families with young children (12 and under). Eligible participants will receive $10+ per week for 20 weeks, which can be
used to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at the Miijim Market.
For more information about the Miijim Market or the Market Greens program, please contact Cassandra Forget or Mitch Akerman at Chigamik at 705-527-4154 x252.