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Food Strategy Connecting Food and Community

Posted on December 14, 2017

Thunder Bay and Area Food and Agriculture: Join the Food Strategy Council

Are you passionate about building a sustainable food system for the Thunder Bay region?  Join the Food Strategy Council to provide oversight and strategic advice for the implementation of the strategy. Click here to join!

Working Group Updates

Communications

The Communications Working Group is looking for new members! Members must be passionate to continue building food literacy and local food promotion tools to provide information about the quality, diversity and availability of local food.  Writers for the Northwest Nosh are needed! Contact us if you have story ideas.  Email Victoria Pullia at foodstrategyadmin@ecosuperior.org for more info.

Indigenous Food Circle

The Indigenous Food Circle, in collaboration with the Thunder Bay Country Market and the Food Strategy will be hosting food literacy workshops in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details!

School Food Environment

The School Foods inventory Project headed by Dr. Barbara Parker and Mario Koeppel, has examined existing food programming, initiatives and approaches to food programming in elementary and high schools in Thunder Bay.  A report presenting their findings with recommendations is underway which will be presented at the Fall Annual General Meeting.

NAN Food Symposium

The Food Strategy attended the 10th Annual NAN Food Symposium at Grey Wolf Scout Camp August 11-2 to learn about Indigenous governance through food, food security and traditional food preparation.

Candidate Survey

The Food Strategy is surveying 2018 Municipal Candidates from the City of Thunder Bay, Oliver Paipoonge, O’Connor, Gillies, Shuniah, Neebing and Conmee in an effort to profile different perspectives on issues related to the regional food system.  Responses will be posted on our website in September.

The Food Strategy is excited to introduce the first ever Golden Carrot Award!

This award will be presented at the Fall 2018 Annual General Meeting to one food champions who have gone above and beyond in supporting the regional food system.
For more info follow the link to our website here. 
Please submit your nomination entry by September 27th at midnight.The Food Strategy is surveying 2018 Municipal Candidates from the City of Thunder Bay, Oliver Paipoonge, O’Connor, Gillies, Shuniah, Neebing and Conmee in an effort to profile different perspectives on issues related to the regional food system. Responses will be posted on our website in September.

Local Food Events

Gathering of Fall Flavours

The Indigenous Food Sovereignty Committee will be hosting  an event on September 5 from 12pm – 2pm. Gathering of Fall Flavours: Creating Shared Food Spaces through Indigenous Food Sovereignty will feature Blueberry Compote (Aroland First Nation Youth Project) with bannock and fresh local corn from Belluz. Please attend the fire-pit at Lake Tamblyn (behind Lakehead University’s Agora). Everyone is welcome!

10% Local Food Challenge Workshop

The Food Strategy will be hosting the 10% Local Food Challenge for EcoSuperior’s Hands on Sustainability Series at Waverly Library on September 19th from 6:30-8pm. This interactive workshop will discuss the local food system and what we raise and grow in the Thunder Bay and Area. Join us to learn about how to start incorporating more local foods into your life! Don’t forget to bring your favorite local food recipe for the recipe exchange! Click here to register for this FREE workshop. Great fun for the whole family!

Fair Finance Fund Fall Forum

Are you a local food and farm enterprise? Community investor? Local food advocate? Join the Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC) along with Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) on Tuesday October 23 from 6pm-9pm at the Finlandia Club to learn about the progress share your feedback! Click here to register for the event.