As 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.
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.
Learn more about our food system and give your input towards the Food Strategy!
- Sudbury Food Procurement Consultation:
Attention: Sudbury Food Business Owners, Chefs, Managers and Food Purchasers
On Wednesday January 11th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Health Sciences North, this consultation will allow for discussion about the challenges with sourcing, using and selling healthy, fresh, and regionally produced foods.
Input collected from this consultation will be used to shape the City of Sudbury Food Strategy, which will shape policies and directives for both public and private sectors to improve the growth, access, and consumption of these foods.
To register, visit: https://sudbury-source-food.eventbrite.ca.
- Sudbury’s Culinary Tourism Forum
A full day of sessions, networking and discussion to help us Discover Sudbury’s Flavour at Sudbury’s Culinary Tourism Forum on January 24, 2017 at Collège Boréal.
For more information and to register, visit: www.sudburytourism.ca/culinary.
Confirmed speakers and their foodie topics:
- Stuart McCall, McGrow Farms – Local Food Procurement
- Colleen Zilio, Foodshed Project, Sudbury District Community Garden Network – Urban Growing
- Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre – Fresh Water and Forest Foods
- Victoria Armit, Sudbury and District Good Food Box Program – Food Access
- Julie Nadeau and Louis-Philippe Desjardins Larose, College Boreal – Rural food Production
- Sudbury Hospitality Association of Restaurant Entrepreneurs – Food Tourism
This free event takes place February 8 between 12 and 1 p.m. Get to know local businesses and food organizations that represent Sudbury’s food system. As part of the development of Greater Sudbury’s Food Strategy, speakers will share their inspiring and innovative new projects – projects that are making advancements in our community. Plus, enjoy free, delicious, local finger food!
On March 16, 2016, foodie presenters gathered at Tom Davies Square to discuss food and farming initiatives. Presenters had four minutes to share their initiatives and discuss the value of a Greater Sudbury Food Strategy.
Some of the presenters included Valley Growers, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Association des cultiveurs de Chelmsford, Flour Mill Food Farm, Fruit For All, and Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative. Key decision makers from across the City of Greater Sudbury gathered to learn how local organizations and food businesses are contributing to the development of a more sustainable, resilient, and healthy food system.
View the presentations today.
For more information, email SudburySeedySunday@gmail.com
Please join the Sudbury & District Health Unit and the Social Planning Council of Sudbury to view Community Food Centres Canada’s webinar on basic income and food security, followed by a local discussion on opportunities in our community.
Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Webinar
- 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Discussion
A light lunch will be provided.
Webinar and discussion will be held in the Rug Room (entrance through gymnasium at lower level)
- Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 28th.
- Parking is available opposite the Community Garden and around the building (close to the entrance to the Rug Room).
- Please arrive in time to pick up lunch and get settled before the webinar begins (12:00 p.m. sharp).
The City of Greater Sudbury Food Charter was passed in September, 2004.
The Charter states that Food Security Network of the Sudbury and Manitoulin Districts, including The City of Greater Sudbury, the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, and the Sudbury & District Health Unit, will work towards the development and implementation of a community food security mandate that supports research, policies, and programs.