(from the Citizen Record)
AMHERST – Making healthy, nutritious, locally grown food available to people who can’t afford it has proved to be a positive experience. “This is the first year we got the food box program off the ground,” said Su Morin, the Ecology Action Centre’s community food coordinator. “We had just over 30 people signed up this year and we’re hoping to increase that a little bit next year.”
Morin was helping serve people during the Local Food Luncheon Saturday at the Cumberland YMCA. The luncheon was a fundraiser for the Cumberland County Cost-Share, Community Supported Agriculture, Food Box program, a pilot project started in May, which aims to connect low-income families with healthy, affordable, locally produced food. Read more…
Developing the Producer and Retailer/Distributor Relationship
A Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 27th 2013
Location: The West End Food Coop, 1229 Queen St W Toronto
Are you interested in finding out more about selling your farm products to a retailer/food box/food coop/distributor?
The EFAO and West End Food Coop are offering a panel discussion highlighting local growers and buyers sharing their experiences as well as buyer expectations for producers.
The panel includes:
Mama Earth Organics – Emmalea Davis
Kind Organics – Tamas Dombi
Vibrant Farms – Melissa Baer
West End Food Coop – Ayal Diner
Arrive at 1:00pm and panel to start at 1:30pm
Break and refreshments
Finish time 5:00pm
This event is for farmers who operate small to medium sized farm and would like to find out more about how their farm could start selling to retail/distributor/food box/food coop.
Please contact Karen Maitland to register at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 519-822-8606