Withrow Park Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor market in Riverdale that includes fresh farm produce and prepared food. 

In an effort to reduce waste, market organizers started a pilot to offer reusable cups and dishes for visitors to use in the park, and it was a hit with customers and vendors. They estimate this prevented more than 10,000 single-use cups, dishes and cutlery used at the market each year. Withrow Park Farmers Market now also offers reusable take-out containers for customers to bring food home, providing another no-waste option to enjoy local, sustainable food. 

Chantal, Market Manager: "We've seen the benefits of reusables for our market - I’m dreaming of a day when every market, every outdoor event and festival has reusable dishes too.”