Enhancing the production, processing and distribution of local foods in Northwestern Ontario 

April 2019

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 community leaders that are working to make their communities’ better places to live by enhancing the local and social economies through food. Watch the complete series here.

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