Picture this: you’re searching through the produce section at your local grocery store looking high and low to find the perfect bunch of grapes, only to have them rot away in your fridge a few weeks later. Does this situation sound too familiar? Food waste is a big problem in Canada, amounting to 2.2 million … More Food Waste: Plan More, Waste Less
Written by: Grace Hunter Summer is in full swing and with it comes the arrival of delicious local fruits and veggies. A lot of work goes into growing fresh produce – farmers till soil, water seedlings, and yank out weeds. However, people aren’t the only ones hard at work – bees play an essential role … More The Buzz About Bees
The Parry Sound & Area Food Collaborative recently held the first of two Food Labs in Parry Sound in partnership with volunteer organizers from Studio [Y] at the MaRS Discovery District. The goal was to develop innovative strategies to support a sustainable and equitable food system in the Parry Sound area. Participants have opportunities to … More Food Lab Sparks Community Voice on Local Food
Farm Owners: Cameron & Katy Ward Tell us a little about yourselves. How did the farm start? What is your history? The Ward family purchased the property in 1964. It started as a Horse Back Riding stable and eventually transformed into a cattle farm. We (Cameron and Katy) have been raising livestock and caring for … More A Visit to a Local Farm: Interview with Katy Ward from Middle River Farm
Food charters offer decision-makers, community groups or individuals an overall guide for shaping food-related policy and projects. Creating a food charter is a collaborative effort involving many stakeholders, often acting as a positive first step to encourage a community conversation about food system issues. It builds on collective values of a community that promote and support … More What Is A Food Charter?