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.
In This Series
A Tale of Two Farmlands
Growing the local bounty in Ontario and BC, a new series that goes to the roots of sustainable solutions.
The Little Local Food Connector That Could
How Home Grow-In plays a key role by helping nearby farmers find Vancouver customers.
How Mennonites Are Modernizing a Local Food Economy
Volume, variety, reliability. Welcome to the Elmira Produce Auction Co-operative.
In Vancouver, a 'Crown Jewel' of Local Food Is in the Works
Here comes the New City Market, reviving this city's historic 'food hub' of a century ago.
Better Than a Food Bank
The Stop in Toronto has evolved into a dignified model connecting local producers with low-income eaters.
Packed With Opportunities
How small farmers are turning their crops into tasty products without relying on the big global processors.
Plenty of Local Food, Few Local Food Products
To help change that, BC producers are pressing for a local food technology centre to help bring local products to market.
A Nursery For New Farmers
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.
Welcome to Farm School
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.
Farmlands on the Brink
The fight over a farm in Delta raises the question of whether protecting agricultural land is a matter of all or none.
Farmers Harvesting the Sun's Rays
Make conditions right, and renewable energy could become a profitable crop for food growers across Canada.
How Bulk Buyers Can Save Local Farmers
Local Food Plus gets institutions with big food budgets to go local and sustainable, and that can really pay off.
'Farmpreneurs' Grow the Bounty
Investing in small-scale processing on the farm can make a big difference in its bottom line.
Building up the 'Grain Chain'
Local farmers are giving antique machines new life to help supply a growing demand for BC wheat.
This Jar of Local Goodies Brought to You by 'Co-opetition'
How BC food producers are building up a processing industry based on sharing.
Secrets to Supporting Local Food
What the Tyee Solutions team learned in BC and Ontario while reporting this fall's 'Growing the Local Bounty' series.