A fresh initiative that has been growing over the summer is ready for harvest.
NORDIK Institute, Johnson Township, the Algoma Food Network, and local farmers are excited for the launch of a directory of local food and agricultural products. The initiative, Buy Algoma, Buy Fresh, aims to connect consumers with producers in the Algoma District to strengthen the agricultural sector.
Find local products. The group of organizations and local producers compiled over forty-two producers into a directory. On the Buy Algoma, Buy Fresh website (www.BuyAlgoma.ca), consumers can search for local products and producers in the area. A brochure also features information about producers and what they offer.
A lot of variety. Consumers can find many products, including organic meat, honey, eggs, and a variety of alpaca products. It is also easy to find types of producers who use organic practices, make deliveries, meet wholesale demands, or sell shares for summer crops (community supported agriculture).
Where can I get it? In Sault Ste. Marie, the brochure is available at Dish: Espresso Bar & Café and the Algoma Farmers’ Market. It is also at various locations in the Algoma District including Kent’s Corner (St. Joseph Island), Johnson Township Farmers’ Market, and Little Rapids General Store.
If you’d like more information on where you can obtain a copy, contact David Thompson at NORDIK Institute: 705-949-2301 ext 4348.
Thanks! Buy Algoma, Buy Fresh also thanks the following sponsors for making this project happen: Algoma 4-H Association, Algoma Federation of Agriculture, Algoma Public Health, Algoma Sheep and Lamb Producers, Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area, East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp., and Slow Food Sault Ste. Marie.