“Policies are tools and people need to have a say!” New video

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The Our Food Project strengthens communities’ relationships to food by building ‘Positive Food Environments’. This includes creating a policy environment conducive to food security. Check out this short 4 min video to learn more! Here are some highlights from the … Continue reading

Summer in Cumberland County: All the gossip

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Despite having a challenging growing season this year here in Cumberland County, our local farms and community gardens are doing really well. With above normal temperatures and a drought to boot, some farmers were very worried about their wells running … Continue reading

Three Ways to Can Tomatoes // Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, and Quartered Tomatoes

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Canning season is in full bloom. It’s right about now when I place bulk tomato orders with farms for canned soups, sauces, and salsa for the year. Tomatoes are my favourite thing to preserve. Canning your own is often more affordable than purchasing tomato-based products, and … Continue reading

Kimmy’s Garden – A Fresh Take on Charitable Food

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Kimberley McPherson exemplifies the “food champion” every community needs in order to drive the good food movement. Kimmy started out as a volunteer at the Glace Bay Food Bank. A lifelong gardener, it didn’t take her long to get the … Continue reading