The Local Organic Food Coops Network brings together food and farming co-ops who are working towards a co-operative and sustainable food system by strengthening the food co-op movement in Ontario.

8th Annual Assembly – March 21-22nd 2017

Held in Huntsville, Ontario from March 21st to 22nd  2017, this assembly brings together co-operative managers, farmers and food system developers to learn from each other. The two days are filled with workshops conducted by those on the ground from

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2nd Fair Finance Day March 20th – Huntsville

2nd Fair Finance Day March 20th – Huntsville

The 2nd Annual Fair Finance Day is offered jointly by the LOFC and the Ecological Farmers Association. The program is a workshop format with a mix of presentations from experts and hands-on work for people to develop specific projects. The program will provide financial training and planning tools for members, board members, staff and developers of local food and farm enterprises, co-ops and collectives from start-up to expansion. This is a full-day training, appropriate for all stakeholders in local food and farm enterprises, co-ops and collectives. All members, board members, staff and developers of local food and farm co-ops, as well as producer suppliers of local food are welcome to attend.


To build a resilient food co-op sector, we bring together existing and emerging co-ops, stakeholders and members for events to learn from each other about best practices, and to share on opportunties for co-operation and community building within the food

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Thinking of starting a co-operative? Looking to improve or expand your existing operations? We can help. Our toolbox hosts an ever expanding list of resources for you at any point in your co-op evolution. Can't find what your looking for?

Capacity Building Projects

The value of a co-operative network such as the LOFC is that we can bring together our membership to work towards common goals to strengthen the co-operative food sector in Ontario. Active Projects Northern Ontario Co-op Field Schools With the

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What Happening in the Co-op Food System

  • Request for Proposals: Local Food Marketing Consultant

    Download the full Request for Proposals  here   Summary and Background The Local Organic Food Co-ops Network is currently accepting proposals for the Co-operative Local Food Marketing Consultant position.   Project summary:   International Co-op Principle #6: Co-operation among Co-operatives Co-operatives serve
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Local Food and Farming Co-ops Ontario

Local Food and Farming Co-ops Ontario

From Dryden to Windsor, there are food co-ops across the province that meet the needs of their members through the use, processing, sale and distribution of local foods. They vary from consumer to multi-stakeholder co-ops, from start up to established

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