Chartwells Canada launches Buy Local Program

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: June 7, 2019

Categories: Food in the News / GoodFoodBites

news release image – 1st Buy Local certified partners: Patricia Bishop and Josh Oulton from TapRoot Farms, Port Williams, NS (CNW Group/Chartwells Canada)

During Local Food Week, Chartwells Canada announced the launch of their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based vendors.

“We recognize that the campuses and schools we serve are not only important academic institutions but also key economic and cultural drivers in their communities,” said Eli Browne, Director of Sustainability and Culinary Innovation at Chartwells Canada, in the news release. “Our Buy Local program is our solution to sourcing local food that contributes to the overall vitality of the communities in which we operate. The program also allows us to respond to the growing demand by our students and partner schools for more locally-sourced ingredients and menu concepts.”

The Buy Local program, which is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada, will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

The program is receiving support from Foodland Ontario and the Greenbelt Fund.

Learn more in the full news release here.