March 30 2017
HAMILTON, ON - March 30, 2017 - Last night, Hamilton City Council approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market with Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union. This new partnership will help strengthen and sustain Market operations through its financial support and joint marketing opportunities. The agreement also includes vendor financial workshops and mentoring to assist them with the growth and promotion of their individual businesses. The Meridian sponsorship will play a key role in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market future as it enters its 180th year as an iconic downtown institution.
“Hamilton has a prosperous and diverse local economy. I am thrilled to work with Meridian to continue to grow and develop our Farmers’ Market to make sure future generations can continue to enjoy everything it has to offer.” - Fred Eisenberger, Mayor
“As a co-operative with a long history of supporting local farmers, Meridian is extremely proud and excited for our partnership with Hamilton Farmers’ Market and the City of Hamilton. Meridian understands the importance local farmers and producers play in ensuring the vibrancy of the local community and this partnership allows us to give back to the Hamilton community in a meaningful way.” - Sue Bennison, District Vice President, Greater Hamilton and West Niagara District, Meridian
- Serving over 250,000 members, Meridian is the largest credit union in Ontario;
- Meridian is committed to helping communities grow through volunteerism and giving back 4% of pre-tax profits to the community;
- The Hamilton Farmers' Market, established in 1837, is open year round with 60 vendors and is overseen by the City of Hamilton. Located in the heart of downtown beside Jackson Square and Hamilton Public Library.