CLFC emerged from a desire among farmers in the Dryden area to be better connected to potential markets. This upbeat video describes how an on-line local food distribution system, that covers a vast geographic area with sparse population, functions to benefit producers, processors and restaurants featuring local food. CLFC has grown very rapidly since its beginning in 2013. What started with just 85 members in the Dryden community has now grown to a current membership of over 1,500 in more than eight hub communities across Northwestern Ontario, with expansion to more communities currently under way. All products are sold through the co-op’s website (www.cloverbeltlocalfoodcoop.com), which operates year-round.
About the Social Economy of Food Video Series
The Social Economy of Food Video Series showcases local leaders that are using food to improve their communities by enhancing the local and social economies. Watch the complete series here.
Other videos in the series:
- The Social Economy of Food Video Series- Introduction
- Supporting Seed Saving and Farmers in Atlantic Canada
- Community Financing is Cultivating Local Food: FarmWorks shows the way
- Durham Integrated Growers “DIG” Community Gardens and All Forms of Urban Agriculture
- Nourishing Communities: Hidden Harvest Ottawa has big dreams for a greener Ottawa. What are yours?
- Black Duck Wild Rice: The Resurgence of Indigenous Food Sovereignty within the Kawartha Lakes Region
- Aroland Youth Blueberry Initiative
- Willow Springs Creative Centre WSCC
- Nipigon Blueberry Blast Festival