Local Food and Farm Co-ops across the province !

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Author: Hayley Green

Posted: February 20, 2018

Categories: Food in the News / GoodFoodBites / Opportunities

Thank you to the Local Food and Farm Coops (LFFC) website for all the information about food and farm co-ops across the province. Across Ontario, food and farming co-operatives dedicate their business to be fair, healthy and sustainable. They share information, explore innovations and strengthen our province wide collaboration.

The Local Food and Farming Co-ops (LFFC) is an incorporated non profit organisation which connects food and farming co-operatives across the province. It provides resources, infrastructure, and helps local food co-ops and farmers access distribution and marketing channels.

The purpose of the network is to: Educate and advocate for food co-ops, facilitate and support the growth of food co-ops and connect and scale up for regional food processing and distribution hubs! If you are interested in learning more or taking part in the Local Food and Farming Co-ops, please contact the LFFC on their website!  Their 9th Annual Assembly March 20-21st is open to anyone interested in co-operatives, see more details on their event page.

Check out this list of Local food and farming Co-ops across the province!

  • By The Bushell
  • Filtzroy Beef Farmers Co-operative
  • Green Campus Co-operative, York University
  • Garden City Co-op
  • Harvest noon Cafe
  • Heart’s Content Organic Farm
  • How to Be Berry Co-operatives
  • La Siembra Co-operative Inc
  • Loonsong Farm
  • Niagra Local Food Coop
  • Lunik Co-op
  • Moonbean Coop
  • On the Move Organics
  • Ottawa Valley Food Co-op
  • Organic Meadow
  • Quint Organic Farmers Co-operative
  • Sexsmith Farm Co-op
  • Sumac Workers Co-op and Planet Bean
  • The Karma Project
  • West End Food Co-op
  • London Co-op Store
  • True North Community Co-op
  • Together were Bitter Brewing
  • Village Co-op
  • Your Local Market Co-operative Inc.

Here is a little information on some of the Co-ops!

Eat Local Grey Bruce

  • Delivers local food to the residents of the Grey Bruce region through their online ordering and delivery system
  • Launched a new website and have 200 customers that are signed up for deliveries. One the website you can find profiles of the producer members, information about the coop and upcoming news.
  • Eat Local Grey Bruce offers delivery through 5 different delivery routes to date. Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

By the Bushel Community Food Co-op

  • Coordinates local producers to offer a combination of certified organic and ecologically-responsible products, primarily produce, to local consumers.
  •  BTB Co-op offers products weekly throughout Peterborough and area during the growing season, monthly in the winter, by means of an affordable membership process.

Your Heart’s Content

  • Farmers are five diverse folks who have previously farmed together.
  • 57-acre organic farm runs right on the rail trail running from Brantford to Hamilton.
  • Grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, carrots, peas, salad mix, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, radish, kale, squash, onions, turnip, pumpkins, eggplant, potatoes, beets, rhubarb, basil, cilantro, mint, and dill. They also have ground cherries, tomatillos, arugula, and a whole rainbow of Swiss chard.
  • Committed to ensuring that their agricultural practices are sustainable and maintain the integrity of our surrounding environment.
  • Not certified organic but, follow organic certification standards