BALLE, which stands for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, has come out with a toolkit on Community Capital. Download BALLE's Report here. It is a California-based non-profit that envisions "a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function
Wholesale Success builds the capacity of farmers to meet the burgeoning demand for locally/regionally grown fruits and vegetables. Adopting best practices in food safety, postharvest handling, packing, and business management will help farmers be more efficient and profitable.
This guide aims to bring together the traveler and the local with the many wonderful and talented farmers, producers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and events our communities are providing.
The question for CSA farmers is not how do I get one started, but how do I keep it going? The amount of work and the level of responsibility to your CSA members can be tremendous. A lot of CSAs have dealt with that responsibility
This short checklist from the Chefs Collaborative is designed to help ensure that the farmers and food suppliers you work with value nature on and surrounding the farms. Use the items below as starting points in discussing, encouraging, and determining
Published in the Guelph Mercury in July of 2011, this article elucidates the trend toward increasing local food procurement among institutions. Of particular interest is the fact that the University of Guelph is sourcing some of its vegetables from a
The Globe and Mail's Jessica Leeder reports on Local Food Plus expansion from an Ontario-based organization to a national scope.
By Josh Rubin in the Toronto Star Ontario beef wasn't labelled as such until now. Locally produced food is often pricey, but Loblaw says its beef will be priced competitively. Ontario’s beef industry is getting a big shot in the