Local food challenge: can good food make a sustainable sector?

May
28

A Town Hall presented by Food Forward with support from the Metcalf Foundation

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The local food sector is pushing forward with increased sales, innovation, and jobs. But along the way, significant challenges face businesses that are expanding with local and sustainable food.

 Food Forward is hosting an important dialogue on the barriers, challenges, and strategies for the viability of the sector and its small and medium enterprises, while we explore opportunities to learn and grow. We will hear from speakers with great experience in making good food work, and want to hear from attendees with ideas, concerns, and strategies for action.

 Speakers:

-  Lesia Kohut, Eco-Pastry Chef & Social Entrepreneur, LPK's Culinary Groove

- Don Mills, Family farmer and President of Local Food Plus

- Ann Barnes, Co-Founder of Mum’s Original Superfoods

- Len Senater, Owner of The Depanneur

- Amy Cheng, Farmer and Owner of Red Pocket Farms

Moderated by Vanessa Ling Yu, Founder of FoodSpokes

You’ll enjoy this panel if you’re:

A food entrepreneur or business person looking to learn + share

Work for government, non-profit, foundation, or association interested in supporting the sector

- A member of the public or local food advocate looking to support change and take action

What: Panel discussion with time to connect

When: 7:00PM-8:30PM, Thursday, June 13

Where: Room 310, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto

Please: RSVP a quick note to info@pushfoodforward.com

Will accept a pay what you can contribution towards our Jobstarter Food Entrepreneur Training Program

Refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible. Please contact Food Forward regarding other accommodations. Door prize from Bumpercrop!

Let folks know you're coming: Facebook event + Tweet with #foodTO

Thank you to our sponsors:

METCALF FOUNDATION


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