The first of its kind; the Regional Local Food BR+E project crossed into 9 jurisdictions and fostered numerous new partnerships in Eastern Ontario.
The project offered participants a unique opportunity to explore and develop relationships between: local government, non-government organizations, local food businesses, and stakeholders in the local food movement.
Two years have passed since the surveys were completed and recommendations developed, and each community continues to help Local Food Producers, Processors and Retailers find new markets, identify opportunities to increase revenue, to ultimately grow their businesses.
This project demonstrated how a number of jurisdictions can work in partnership to help develop the Local Food sector in ways that are specific to each community, while also making progress on a series of common regional goals.
This report lists specific actions being undertaken in 2014, and highlights some of the actions undertaken in 2012 and 2013 which demonstrate the ongoing commitment to the success of the Local Food sector in each of our communities.