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Contactless Somersby farmers’ market sets up shop in Toronto

Upon pick-up, consumers of legal drinking age will be offered a complimentary sample pack of Somersby cider

June 9, 2020  by CM Staff

Contactless Somersby Farmers’ Market Sets Up Shop in Toronto (PHOTO: Somersby Farmers’ Market)

TORONTO – As of June 13, The Click & Collect Farmers’ Market by Somersby, a contactless shopping experience, will be offering consumers the opportunity to pick up produce through an online pay-what-you-can platform. Upon pick-up, consumers of legal drinking age will be offered a complimentary sample pack of Somersby cider.

“Farmers’ markets in Toronto have been synonymous with bringing the community, both near and far, together,” said John Porter, managing director Carlsberg Canada, in a prepared statement. “We believe that our new normal has compelled us to recreate the experience in such a way that is safe for both our partners and the consumer.”

The online shopping process allows the user to order 100% Ontario local produce bags, register for a pickup time, and collect their bag at a designated location with minimal interaction, all of which respects COVID-19 distancing guidelines set out by the government and the CDC.

The company shared that 100% of all proceeds from the market will be donated to The Stop Community Food Centre.

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“While the physical interaction that many have come to know and love when visiting these markets is no longer a possibility this year, the consumers can undoubtedly expect the same quality and assortment of fresh local foods and products,” said Porter.