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Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food
25
Jan

Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door. The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift,...
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Crooked-Horn-Farm
02
Nov

BC Farmer Profile: Crooked Horn Farm in BC’s Slocan Valley

Angela Weir and Gord Spankie Crooked Horn Farm Winlaw, Slocan Valley, BC Number of years at the business 10 years What school (or schools) are you connected with? Winlaw Elementary School. We have supplied food to the Whole School and WE Graham  Community School as well. What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these...
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Lester Farm Market
31
Oct

Farm to School in Newfoundland

A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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BC Farmer Profile: Growing sprouts and greens for Vancouver Island Schools
29
Oct

BC Farmer Profile: Growing Sprouts and Greens for Vancouver Island Schools

Carmen Wakeling, Owner, CEO Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. 2604 Grieve Rd. Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7 (Vancouver Island) Number of years at the business 35 What school (or schools) are you connected with? Huband Park Elementary and École Robb Road Elementary What food(s) or services(s) do you provide to this/these school(s)? We are providing Certified...
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Axil Gardens
22
Oct

Farm to School at Axil Gardens

With 15 years organic gardening experience, Axil Gardens official startup was in June 2017, where the gardens were built to serve dual purpose as restaurant supply and a teaching environment. Axil Gardens offers gardening workshops, childrens’ summer camps, and garden consulting for business, school and home gardens. Axil Gardens started working with local schools in...
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Fiddle Foot Farm, ON
10
Oct

Who Puts the Farm in Farm-to-School?

Amy Ouchterlony, Farmer & Co-owner of Fiddle Foot Farm in Mulmur Township, has been supplying vegetables to the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Salad Bar Program since its beginning. The farm, run by Amy and her partner, has been in business since 2011. For most of that time, they have been supplying nutritious and...
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Schools Take Root - Farmer
09
Oct

Schools Take Root Supplies Schools with Organic Veggie Baskets

More than 20 local farms will supply 74 schools with organic baskets this fall! The Schools Take Root project aims to create awareness about local, organic food in Quebec schools by implementing the sale of organic vegetable baskets grown by local farmers as a fundraising event. This helps get children and their families interested in...
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23
Aug

Local From Start to Finish

Hagersville Secondary School, Hagersville, ON As a chef and the teacher responsible for the Foods’ Program at Hagersville Secondary School, Sarah Compton has always been excited to share her knowledge about the cooking and purchasing of good fresh foods. This year Sarah, rolled up her sleeves with her students to dig into Farm to School....
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16
Jun

The Corny Tour at Covert Farms

SenPokChin Elementary School, Oliver, BC How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade...
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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
03
Jun

From Uniformity to Diversity

A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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