Growing the Local Bounty: Reports from Farmlands in Flux, Ontario and BC
Reporters Colleen Kimmett, Jeff Nield and Justin Langille journey through the greenbelts outside Vancouver and Toronto to gauge the health of local food systems and find out from growers, processors and distributors what's working to make local food truly sustainable.
Growing the Local Bounty is a project of the non-profit Tyee Solutions Society, and is supported by the Metcalf Foundation, Tides Canada Foundation and Vancity. Support for this project does not necessarily imply our funders’ endorsement of the findings or contents of these reports.
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In This Series
Growing the local bounty in Ontario and BC, a new series that goes to the roots of sustainable solutions.
How Home Grow-In plays a key role by helping nearby farmers find Vancouver customers.
Volume, variety, reliability. Welcome to the Elmira Produce Auction Co-operative.
Here comes the New City Market, reviving this city's historic 'food hub' of a century ago.
The Stop in Toronto has evolved into a dignified model connecting local producers with low-income eaters.
How small farmers are turning their crops into tasty products without relying on the big global processors.
To help change that, BC producers are pressing for a local food technology centre to help bring local products to market.
At the McVean Incubator Farm, a little land goes a long way for people who want to get in the business of growing local food.
A new generation of farmers is digging into books before they go out in the field.
Organic egg producers in BC say regulations 'gone haywire' prevent them from keeping up with hungry local demand.
The fight over a farm in Delta raises the question of whether protecting agricultural land is a matter of all or none.
Make conditions right, and renewable energy could become a profitable crop for food growers across Canada.
Local Food Plus gets institutions with big food budgets to go local and sustainable, and that can really pay off.
Investing in small-scale processing on the farm can make a big difference in its bottom line.
Local farmers are giving antique machines new life to help supply a growing demand for BC wheat.
How BC food producers are building up a processing industry based on sharing.
What the Tyee Solutions team learned in BC and Ontario while reporting this fall's 'Growing the Local Bounty' series.