The local food movement has planted its roots and is growing bigger each year across Canada and the U.S.
Here in Algoma, consumers have been eager to embrace local foods through farmer’s markets, community supported agriculture, community gardens, and businesses such as Penokean Hills Farms.
The Algoma Food Network has worked hard at becoming an invaluable resource to this movement by connecting local food producers to consumers since 2007 and would like to continue this partnership in the years to come.
So to address this growning trend, the Algoma Food Network needs to expand and would like the public to help.
The Algoma Food Network will be hosting a public event, Edible Algoma, on June 17, 2009 7PM at the Great West Life Amphitheatre in Algoma University. At this meeting, the Network will be presenting its current priorities and will host an open forum. The network is also announcing a change in leadership, with the appointment of Birgit Kroll as chair. Lee-Ann Chevrette, the former chair, has recently moved to Thunder Bay.
The Algoma Food Network is dedicated to building and maintaining a network of local food producers and consumers through education, advocacy, action, and relationship building.