2016 is the International Year of Pulses. Read on to find out more about pulses, preparation and recipe ideas to embrace these healthy, affordable and sustainable foods. What are pulses? Pulses are seeds that are harvested and dried from the “pea … Continue reading
Farmers’ Markets Nova Scotia has launched the second 50% Local Food Club! A province-wide, month-long initiative designed to increase purchasing and consumption of local food, the 50% Local Food Club aims to support and celebrate food producers and farmers in our province. Last September, eaters of all ages stepped up to the plate in support of local agriculture – more than 3,000 Nova Scotians committed to sourcing 50% of their diet from local producers!
Here are a few words from 2014 participants:
“I want my son to know that food comes from people with families who live near us”
“It was a good way to challenge our family to think about where our food comes from”
“Hopefully I will be buying more than 50% of my groceries locally by next year. Great initiative!”
Whether you’re already passionate about eating locally or new to the idea, be a part of this awesome initiative. How? Great question! The first step is to register, making the commitment to source 50% of your diet from local producers for the month of September. From there, browse the website for recipes, places to eat and buy local, and find events in your region – you will find plenty of resources to keep you engaged with local food all month long! Register to participate!
Follow the campaign online on Twitter & Instagram using #LocalFoodClub and Facebook.
Ok so it’s summer now, but this post from Farmers’ Markets Cooperative of Nova Scotia was so cool I wanted to share it with you all! And most of the ingredients are still in season 🙂 1. Asparagus and Mushroom … Continue reading