Posted by: locaphile | March 30, 2013

Connecting the Local Food Dots

Jack Emberley – retired teacher, author and environmentalist –  has a piece in The News this week: Getting word out about local food (29 March 2013).  Mr. Emberley tells us about many of the positive steps that our region is taking to support local food production.

True North Fraser is new branding by Invest North Fraser to help identify locally grown foods and their supporters in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in association with Mission, BC.  Keep your eyes peeled for our new logo:

In more foodie news Mr. Emberly calls our attention to Cheers to the Planet 2013.  A fundraiser in support of the CEED Centre, this year’s event will take place at Meadowridge School on April 27th.  The “eco-gala fundraiser” showcases regional farmers, restaurants, small breweries and cottage wineries.  Tickets are available at 604.463.2229.  Take a look at our photos from last year’s Cheers to the Planet 2012.
Local food production will also be enhanced by the new Intergenerational Garden being created on Edge Street.  With the support of the District of Maple Ridge, the United Way, the Seniors’ Network, Eric Langton School at St. Patrick’s School, the new garden is intended to bring together seniors and children as garden friends.  For more information or to volunteer, call Sue at 604.873.8915.
Remember also that the 2013 season for the Haney Farmers Market begins on Earth Day 2013, 20 April, at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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