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Donor Feature: Kin’s Farm Market

March 31, 2017

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This spring, seven Metro Vancouver classrooms have been adopted* by local groups & businesses. A grade one classroom at Mount Pleasant Elementary School is going to receive the Growing Chefs! Classroom Gardening & Cooking Program thanks to a new supporter, Kin’s Farm Market.

We caught up with Kirsten Woloski on their marketing team to learn a little more about this generous BC business.

Hi Kirsten! What is your role at Kin’s Farm Market?

I am a Marketing Associate at Kin’s Farm Market; I started in May of 2016. I enjoy my job because I have such a wide variety of tasks and freedom to think outside of the box.

Tell us a little about Kin’s Farm Market.

Kin’s Farm Market started as an 8-foot table stand on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. Soon after, we became one of the busiest stands in the island. This helped in pushing us to open our first store at Blundell Centre in Richmond. Fast-forward to 2017, we have expanded into communities throughout the Lower Mainland with 28 stores. We are proud to be celebrating our 30 year anniversary this year!

Why do you think a program like Growing Chefs! is important in a community like Vancouver & BC’s Lower Mainland?

It’s a great opportunity for children to learn about plants, vegetables and the basics of cooking. With all the community gardens and initiatives to grow and eat local in the Lower Mainland, children can learn the basics and take it home to explore further.

Why did Kin’s Farm Market choose to support Growing Chefs?

Kin’s chose to support Growing Chefs! because of our commitment to the community as well as our advocacy for healthy eating. We believe that growing and cooking food is an excellent life skill, for young children, and also encourages them to eat healthy choices.

Thank you so much to Kin’s Farm Market for your commitment to Growing Chefs! We can’t wait to welcome you to your classroom for a visit later this spring.

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* For more information about our Adopt-A-Classroom program, please email Jaydeen Williams, Development & Communications Director.

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