Local Farmers Local Food – Resources

The Livestock Industry in Ontario, 1900-2000, A Century of Achievement a summary, written by James White, James Dalrymple and David Hume. The document shows the improvements in agricultural productivity achieved by producers in Ontario over the last century, indicate why they occurred, and relate them to benefits for consumers.
Developing Sustainable Markets for Locally Produced Prince Edward County Agri-Food Products final report by martin Gooch and Terri-lyn Moore, George Morris Centre, Guelph, martingeorgemorris.org
By the Labour of their Hands
The story of Ontario Cheddar Cheese, by Heather Menzies
Quarry Press 1994
Food Down the Road refers to food that is grown close to home. Food Down the Road is a Kingston based group looking down the road toward a sustainable Kingston and countryside where all citizens can enjoy healthy food. Food Down the Road was initiated by the farmers and eaters of the National Farmers Union, Local 316 in December 2006. NFU Local 316 has a long history of successful advocacy work in Frontenac, Lennox &Addington counties and the City of Kingston.
FarmStart mission is to facilitate, support and encourage a new generation of farmers to develop economically viable, locally based, and ecological agricultural enterprises.
Fighting Global Warming at the Farmer’s’ Market
The Role of Local Food Systems In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By Stephen Bentley and Ravenna Barker. A FoodShare Research in Action Report, Second Edition, April 2005
Statistics Canada has data on changes in agriculture 2001 – 2006
The 100 Mile Diet website” describes the origins of the 100 Mile Diet and how you can reduce the miles your food travels.

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