Well, if you ask me, it’s an exciting time to be involved in food work! A National Food Policy is in the works (after approximately 30 long years of work towards that goal!). Food Secure Canada (FSC), a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty, has made extra efforts to ensure that individuals from across the country were … Continue reading Food Policy: Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Maritimes and Canada!
As I walk down Isleville street, through Halifax’s North End, it’s quiet and familiar, however I come across a warehouse with the doors wide open. I peer inside… wait a second… there’s quite the buzz in there! People are coming and going, chit chatting, and buying fresh and local veggies, seafood, eggs, meat, and even kombucha! It’s the Isleville Warehouse Market, a recent addition to … Continue reading Warehouse Market in Halifax North End
The local food movement is growing! Increased involvement in community gardens and attendance at farmers’ markets has demonstrated our collective desire to eat local. All this discussion about local food got me thinking: is it physically possible for everyone in Halifax to eat local? How much land does it take to feed our growing city? These questions became the foundation for my honours thesis project, … Continue reading Big Shoes to Fill: An Honours Thesis Investigation into the Halifax Food Footprint
I often wonder what people might say if you ask them the question: What’s your vision for food in your community? Does it include things like community gardens and orchards, fresh food markets and healthy corner stores, community kitchens, and specialty grocery stores with foods from your home country… what else?? In cities across North America, communities and their local governments are starting to re-define … Continue reading The Mobile Food Market is rolling in to a community near you!