West End Food Co-op's Co-op Cred Program is an innovative neighbourhood-based economic development tool.
The internet is a powerful platform for convening people, ideas, services, and goods, and has in the past number of years begun to show its potential for supporting local food production and distribution. The Oklahoma Food Cooperative pioneered its unique
The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide is out! And co-operatives are extremely well-represented as 21% of the food hubs identified of a working list of 168 regional food hubs!
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
Simon Berge, a member of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network Academic Constellation, provides valuable insight into the role of co-operatives as an alternative food distribution system in the slideshow below.
There is growing consumer interest in locally produced food, and farmers and retailers play an important part in this growing niche market. Up-to-date and reliable data are necessary to create efficient distribution lines, but there is currently a dearth of
Linked with the growing power of retailers, European farmers have gradually lost control over supply chains. The resulting pressure on producer prices and the decline in policy support underpin the need for collective action among farmers. Co-operative initiatives in production,
If you are interested in starting a buying club, the Ontario Natural Food Co-op is happy to help. ONFC Buying Clubs are a unique way to gain access to natural and organic food and ecologically friendly products with the convenience