Greater Sudbury Food Policy Council

A vision for good food for all!


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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/


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More upcoming food-related events

Learn more about our food system and give your input towards the Food Strategy!

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


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Four-Minute Foodies: Innovative Food Initiatives in Greater Sudbury

UPDATE:

Confirmed speakers and their foodie topics:

  1. Stuart McCall, McGrow Farms – Local Food Procurement
  2. Colleen Zilio, Foodshed Project, Sudbury District Community Garden Network – Urban Growing
  3. Perry McLeod-Shabogesic, Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre – Fresh Water and Forest Foods
  4. Victoria Armit, Sudbury and District Good Food Box Program – Food Access
  5. Julie Nadeau and Louis-Philippe Desjardins Larose, College Boreal – Rural food Production
  6. 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!

Register now!


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Four Minute Foodies

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.