This Local Food Movement… What have we grown so far?
Fall 2010 marked the kickoff of a new Harvest Moon educational initiative, titled “InFARMation (and Beer!)”.
Every couple of months, the Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative hosts this event at a local bar or eatery in Winnipeg, as an opportunity to bring food issues onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. Admission for InFARMation (and Beer!) is always FREE.
The topics change each month, but always focus on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our province. In particular, InFARMation (and Beer!) focuses on practical and political actions that can support the growth of a more just and sustainable food system in Manitoba and beyond. When eaters connect with food providers, it makes our food web stronger, and makes possible real changes in our local food system.
Local Food and Urban Community Co-ops
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
The Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street Winnipeg, MB)
This time we InFARMed the masses about two innovative and rapidly growing local food movements in Manitoba: the Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative local food buying clubs, and the South Osborne Urban Community Co-op. As usual there were short presentations and discussion, but this InFARMation (and Beer!) was first and foremost a celebration. The “Slow Dancers” rocked the house and as always there was plenty of delicious local food specials, local beer, great friends and good times.
This event was hosted in partnership with the South Osborne Urban Community Cooperative.