Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2014 Regional Award Winner


Cloverbelt Local Food Co-operative Inc.

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Photo of Chris Pollard, Jen Springett and MPP Bill Mauro

Chris Pollard, Jen Springett and MPP Bill Mauro

When you're 350 kilometres from any major city, attracting the critical mass required for a farmers' market or farm gate sales presents problems. So Cloverbelt Local Food Co-operative took to the Internet, with huge success. Now, instead of driving all over the region to buy local food products, consumers can just click their choices from an online list. The concept is a hit with customers, who now have convenient access to fresh local food year round. Producers are equally happy. Launched in December 2013, the co-op is already benefiting farmers, bakeries, abattoirs, food processors and wild food harvesters involved.

Creation Date: January 27, 2015
Last Reviewed: January 27, 2015