Local Food Hubs: Filling the gaps in the local food system
Submitted. While global markets have driven down the relative price of food and expanded the variety of foods we eat, there is a growing interest in eating local and supporting local farmers.
Photo from: Abbotsford Farmer’s Market
In Metro Vancouver agriculture is an important part of the economic and cultural landscape. The challenge is to develop solutions that build the local food economy by matching consumer interest in local foods with the means of bringing food from local fields to our tables. One solution may be the development of local food hubs.
Local Food Hubs: filling the gaps in the local food system
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7:30 – 9:00 am
British Columbia Institute of Technology
555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Join us to learn about two emerging food hubs in the Metro Vancouver region: New City Market in Vancouver and an Agrifood Distribution Hub in the North Fraser region.
- Tara McDonald, Executive Director, Vancouver Farmers Markets & Project Manager, New City Market
- Sandy Blue, Manager, Strategic Economic Initiatives, District of Maple Ridge
- Moira Teevan, Community Investment Associate, VanCity
- Jo Ann Sandhu, Manager of Economic Competitiveness, B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
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