The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) – Our Food Project is very excited to be coordinating the new Age-Friendly Food Box Program, with the financial support of the Age Friendly Communities Grant. Through initiatives like this, the Our Food Project aims … Continue reading →
Eight local musicians contributed their time and creative energy to the local food cause on May 6 in Amherst, at the 3rd annual Musicians for Local Food fundraiser. From folk to country, to classical accordion and good old rock ‘n … Continue reading →
Generally, farmers are not big fans of increased regulations and are always pushing for a streamlining and reduction of regulations. Some farmers and operators in Canada have more influence over this effort than others. And that really shows up in … Continue reading →
You don’t have to drive very far in any direction in Cumberland County to see farms in varying states of abandonment. In my community of River Hebert, there used to be a vibrant farm community of over 100 farms, whereas … Continue reading →
I recently had the pleasure of attending some food skills programming at Maggie’s Place Family Resource Centre in Amherst. Starting in early October, Maggie’s Place has been running a series of weekly food skills workshops focusing on cooking fundamentals. Everything … Continue reading →
We’re hearing it more and more. Local food is healthier- nutritionally, environmentally, and economically. And in Halifax, it’s getting easier to buy food that isn’t traveling great distances to reach us. Rustik Magazine just published an article suggesting that Atlantic … Continue reading →
This post was written by Jennifer Josey, Katie Walsh, Laura Bellussi, Emily Riddle, Jill Conrod, and Julia Hunter, nutrition students at Acadia University. Thanks for sharing your onion facts and recipes!