Closing the Supply Gap

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March Focus Groups: 

We'd like to hear from farmers curious about growing for the wholesale markets.
We will be holding 3 focus groups in the month of March and early April.  Contact Tysh to participate:
susan@crfair.ca
250 514-7999
Dates and times will be posted here when they have been determined.  

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About the Project: 

CRFAIR is working on a new initiative to increase agricultural produce production in the region. CRFAIR is joining forces with researcher Patricia Reichert of Royal Roads on this work.

The first stage is to create a supply model with leadership from community social and economic development leaders, food producers and wholesale buyers. Using a community-based research and planning process the initiative will identify the opportunities and hurdles for changing the current imbalance in the supply of local food compared with global sourcing.

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The core aims:

·       Build a robust supply-oriented local food system, based on community sustainability values     

·       Work with farmers to increase the supply of local produce throughout the region and the seasons

·       Develop infrastructure for the distribution and processing of local food

·       Work as a community to ensure the economic success of a sustainable local food supply chain

Core benefits:

•             More local investment in local food infrastructure

•             Sustainable incomes for all parts of the local food supply chain, including producers and local food retailers

•             A strong local food economy, including community economic development, food sector jobs, community-based innovation.

•             A stronger local food culture that supports community food resilience and less dependence on global food.

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For more information on how you can participate in Closing the Supply Gap, contact Susan Tychie: 

susan@crfair.ca or by telephone at 250-514-7999