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Politics of Food

Buying local foods provides us with a wide variety of healthy food. It also supports a more sustainable form of agriculture with far-reaching, social and environmental benefits. Many now argue that our food security is in dire jeopardy.  Some estimate that in the event of a transportation crisis (e.g., in the event of a major hurricane or shortage of fossil fuels) the shelves of...

Grow Your Own

Get inspired by rural and urban farm movements that have made, and are making, a difference.

Local Food & Fair Trade

It’s time to get to know who is growing your food. The Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture is helping us all do just that. You can meet your local farmers by clicking right here. Can’t be grown here, but you just gotta have it anyway? Fair trade is the most sustainable answer. Did you know the Town of Wolfville became Canada’s first fair trade town on April 17,...

From Local Farms to Your Table

Purchasing local produce directly from those who grow it can be a welcome change from shopping at the big grocery chains.  With practice, you may reach the point where only a few items need to be purchased elsewhere. At most local farm markets the emphasis is on healthy, local food. (You won’t find junk food placed at the eye level of a three-year-old)*/941 ^.  Here’s a...