Time for Local Food

Do YOU know where your food is from? It’s that time of year when many delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables are available from within our communities. So it’s a perfect chance to highlight the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s Local Food Guide: Grown by the Bay. The Local Food Guide can help you find where to … More Time for Local Food

2016 in Review

It’s a good idea to reflect on things you’ve done and to try to apply your learnings to future endeavors. So let’s reflect on what the Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative (PSAFC) did in 2016! Presented at the Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Business Over Breakfast’ networking event at Canadore College (January, local caterer Mrs Wilson’s … More 2016 in Review

Waste Not, Want Not

Written by Grace Hunter Canada has a rotten habit of producing an enormous amount of food waste. Every year, more than 31 billion dollars worth of food goes to waste, more than half of which comes from people throwing out food in their homes. This wastes not only food but the resources needed for food … More Waste Not, Want Not

Yes you Can!

Written by Amy Campbell CHP It’s that time of year again- do you have bucket loads of tomatoes harvested and you don’t know what to do with them? Preserving foods by home canning is a good way to enjoy ripe and tasty food year round. Invest in basic canning equipment for approximately $60 and get … More Yes you Can!

Food Labs Recap

Quick background: a lab is “a process, one that is intended to support multi stakeholder groups in addressing a complex social problem”. Complex problems cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. Core characteristics of social labs include: a) Drawing participants from a wide variety of backgrounds , sectors, and experiences b) Experimenting with … More Food Labs Recap