Community Food Gatherings
The local food system has been successful in increasing the availability of a variety of locally grown food. As the local food system emerges within our global, commodity-based economy, one of the resulting challenges is that local food ends up being priced out of reach for a large portion of community members because farmers need a fair price. Thus, in growing and sustaining our local food system we need to ensure fair access for vulnerable peoples and a fair price for our farmers. Our community benefits from a fair and healthy food system for all.
Community gatherings allow us to share possibilties and listen to other’s concerns surrounding food security. Such a gathering also provides a venue for each participant use their gifts and commit to some aspect of building a healthy and just food society. Our community is richer because of these conversations.
Click HERE to read FSRN’s Reflections on Food Gatherings Report (2013).
March 2013 Local Food Gathering
On March 4 and 6, 2013, members of the Thunder Bay community convened to discuss how to enhance of access and availability of local food to vulnerable community members and ensure economic viability for local producers and processors.