So I’m setting off on a quest to find fresh and affordable food here in Vancouver and documenting my findings in a four-part series.
Via Organica, a regenerative farm in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is more than just a place that grows and sells fresh, organic produce to the local community. Rosana Álvarez, the farm’s founder, also runs an educational center, restaurant, and store. By centralizing these operations, Álvarez is seeking to improve the livelihoods for local farmers and vendors.
Food hubs and farm-to-school programs are essential mechanisms in increasing access to food produced locally and sustainably.
Community gardens were an important precursor; the next level is a commercial enterprise featuring hyperlocal food.
In the new industry of food hubs, a report details the bright outlook for those involved. This is good news for farmer’s markets and food hubs across the country…
Central to Permaculture is the idea of creating resilient systems.
By owning many elements of a local food system infrastructure – farms, distribution, retail and more – but operating them as a trust governed by stakeholders, the Food Commons believes it can be economically practical to build a new type of food system that is labor-friendly, ecologically responsible, hospitable to a variety of small enterprises, and able to grow high-quality food for local consumption.
The movement needs to refocus on its basic mission of empowering and mobilizing communities in need of healthy food and economic justice.
The Open Food Foundation has been established to accumulate and protect a commons of open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms to support the proliferation of fair and sustainable food systems in Australia and beyond.
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Here’s why you should care: Better, locally grown food. Public health. Job creation. Cleaner, safer places to shop.