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Funds will enhance Community Services Day this July

Innisfil Community Foundation (ICF), the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka and the Innisfil Farmers’ Market have renewed their commitment for the second year to support health, wellness and a vibrant community for Innisfil residents.

A $3,550 grant donated from ICF and facilitated by the YMCA will enhance the Innisfil Farmers’ Market’s Community Services Day, ensuring residents have access to information about services close to home. Everything local will be showcased at the free Community Services Day, from the Innisfil IdeaLab & Library to medical, mental health, and addiction services, to access to fresh, local food sources.

Now in its 13th year the award-winning Innisfil Farmers’ Market continues to grow, with more than 40,000 visits in 2022.

“The Innisfil Farmers’ Market is honoured to be viewed as a worthy community group by the Innisfil Community Foundation this year and proud to be a recipient of funding to assist us with our Community Services Event,” says Jaime Grant, Innisfil Farmers’ Market Manager. “The YMCA has graciously agreed to continue partnering with us to support a common goal to keep Innisfil strong and we are extremely grateful for their participation in this endeavour.”

Despite the Innisfil Farmers’ Market’s location change from the Innisfil YMCA to the Stroud Arena, the YMCA still felt it was important to maintain their partnership and help the Famers’ Market continue to thrive.

“The YMCA focuses on supporting healthy lifestyles,” says Cynthya Dahan, Centre Manager, Innisfil YMCA. “Fresh, nourishing food is an important part of overall health and wellness.  We are happy to support the Innisfil Farmers’ Market, it is an important component of a vibrant and healthy community.”

Created from partnerships with the Town of Innisfil and the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, Innisfil Community Foundation is committed to fostering relationships within Innisfil. ICF aims to be a true partner to the organizations working hard to make the community a better place – this means developing relationships with community organizations to fully understand their needs and impact. This approach allows ICF to help organizations establish new partnerships to meet their goals and to expand on its support.

“This collaboration shows the true spirit of the Innisfil organizations we are honoured to support,” says Sandra Rizzardo, Chair, Innisfil Community Foundation Board of Directors. “Both the Innisfil Farmers’ Market and the YMCA are important fixtures in our community and we look forward to highlighting the many services available in Innisfil at the Community Services Day.”

The Innisfil Farmers’ Market opens on Thursday, June 1st in the parking lot of the Stroud Community Centre Arena (7883 Yonge Street, Innisfil, ON). Just last month, the Innisfil Farmers’ Market was named Farmers’ Market of the Year by Farmers’ Markets Ontario! Plan a trip this summer to check out new bakers, small farms and handmade items from local artisans. And stay tuned for more details on the Community Services Day!

About the Innisfil Farmers’ Market

The Innisfil Farmers’ Market is designated a True Farmers’ Market. For the summer season of 2023 the market will be operating on Thursdays between 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., weekly from June 1st to Thursday October 5th.


About the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community. Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, find high-quality licensed child care, memorable camp experiences for your family or children, or looking for support as a newcomer to Canada, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is here to help.