Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council

A vision for good food for all!


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Greater Sudbury Food Strategy Launch & Celebration

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YOU ARE INVITED!

The Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council presents:

THE GREATER SUDBURY FOOD STRATEGY LAUNCH & CELEBRATION!

The Greater Sudbury Food Strategy will bring the public and key stakeholders together to share in the vision of a sustainable, equitable food system for our City. Learn about the pillars of the Food Strategy and get involved to put it into action!

Enjoy an all-local dinner catered by Co-Op Boreal!

Live music by Lisa Marie Naponse & Miss Kim Schmidt

When: November 15th, 2017 5:30-9:30 pm

Where: Aux Pied Du Rocher restaurant located at College Boreal 21 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON

Tickets: $10.00

Click HERE to RSVP by November 5th, 2017

Be a part of one of the most meaningful food-related events our community will experience!

Thank you ON150, College Boreal, Doyle Dodge and EarthCare Sudbury for their generous support of this event!


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Next Steps for a food strategy

What is next?

What can Greater Sudbury do to help people eat healthier, fresher, and more local? What are some challenges for farmers, food banks, restaurants, dietitians, and foodies?

Help us develop a Food Strategy that will identify actions to grow and develop our food industry. Email EarthCare Sudbury with your suggestions or fill out these easy surveys:

(1) Food Access Survey,2626438613_92d08f2f9b
(2) Food Production Survey

Source: https://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/environmental-initiatives/earthcare-sudbury/food/greater-sudbury-food-strategy/


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Why do we need a Food Strategy?

Over the past few years, our community has seen a tremendous growth in the interest and investment in our food system. Retailers and restaurants showcase local food options, large institutions incorporate local food in their procurement policies and sign bylaws are being evaluated to help facilitate efforts of local food producers. Furthermore, there are many more opportunities to learn food skills through several organizations and our youth are being exposed to community gardens, compost programs and/or free healthy food options through the school system.

We hope to develop a Greater Sudbury Food Strategy and to continue to engage with the community to work towards an economically viable and ecologically sustainable food system that provides residents with accessible, affordable, nutritious and culturally acceptable food.

Source: https://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/environmental-initiatives/earthcare-sudbury/food/greater-sudbury-food-strategy/


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What is our Regional Food System?

sudburymapAs defined by the Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council, our regional food system is our geographic area including and beyond the City of Greater Sudbury. It encompasses nearby agricultural lands and communities from which the citizens of Greater Sudbury derive a significant portion of their food, now or potentially in the future.

Source: https://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/environmental-initiatives/earthcare-sudbury/food/greater-sudbury-food-strategy/


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What is a food strategy?

A food strategy is a document that identifies short- and long-term actions to help enhance our current regional food system and prepare for growth and change in the future. Key elements will be social justice, environmental sustainability, healthy eating and economic and community growth. More specific topics within the food strategy will include growing, rearing or foraging for food, processing food, preparing food for consumption for households and food service industry, eating food and composting the remains. These topics correspond to the proposed changes in the chapter dealing with local food systems in the City’s Official Plan.

 

Source: https://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/environmental-initiatives/earthcare-sudbury/food/greater-sudbury-food-strategy/