Local food movement goes national 

Found a great article from Saturday’s Globe and Mail talking about a movement headed by Lori Stahlbrand. The premise is to help link certified farmers with local buyers who would not have made the connections alone, and to provide critical strength to the local and regional supply chain.

Here are some quotes from the article:

We’re not saying you have to eat the 100-mile diet. It’s not a realistic way to live your life,” Ms. Stahlbrand said. “I don’t expect we’re going to stop eating oranges and bananas any time soon. But let’s be eating Ontario strawberries when they’re in season here. We’re exporting apples and we’re importing apples. Let’s eat our own apples,” she said, adding: “It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.”

In economic terms, if 10,000 families in a province shift $10 per week to local, that means $5.2-million would shift away from imports and directly into local economies.

You can read the full article here.

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