Events

April 26, 2018

AGM

Annual General Meeting

Held at Covent Garden Market

Annual Report

Photos

March 08, 2018

MLFPC Roundtable Workshop

On March 8, 2018, we held a workshop on barriers to local food procurement for institutions, with the generous support of Growing Chefs! and Invest in Middlesex County. Representatives from Fanshawe and Brescia College, the Ontario Student Nutrition Program, London Health Sciences Centre, the Middlesex London Health Unit, the South-Central Ontario Region (SCOR) Economic Development Corporation, Western University, and Western Fair District attended the workshop.

Highlights from the discussion

Issue                                                                                                      Possible solution

-cost of procuring local is often high                                        -use a fixed % of local food in purchasing requirements

-clients often choose lower cost over local sourcing            social media education campaign on benefits of buying local

-logistics of using TO food terminal to source food               -consider a ‘local only’ food terminal in Middlesex-London

Report

March 02, 2018

Food Literacy Networking Event

Photos

February 22, 2018

Beyond Waste

Food Recovery & Redistribution Forum

Check out Paul Van der Werf’s (MLFPC’s Chair) interview with the Andrew Lawton Show on February 22, 2018. The interview starts on 136:30. 

More

Photos 

Final Report

Summary

November 28, 2017

Urban Agriculture Co-Event

On November 28, 2017, The City of London, Middlesex-London Food Policy Council and the Western Fair Association co-hosted a community celebration of local food and local urban agriculture in London. The City Of London celebrated the completion of the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy and announced that they were seeking members for the steering committee that will guide the strategy’s implementation. Middlesex-London Food Policy Council was recently formed after in-depth community consultation and is currently working on setting up action groups on the topics of  Food Access, Literacy, Distribution and fostering connections within our Urban Rural and Indigenous communities.  These pillars were included within the Urban Agriculture Strategy and will enable innovation and positive change! There was also some exciting direction shared by the Western Fair that was of interest to the food and agricultural community. 

The following powerpoint was presented by the Chair of the Middlesex London Food Policy Council, Paul van der Werf at this event.

Powerpoint

November 23, 2017

Agri-Net 2017

Western Fair District 
Metroland Media Agriplex 

Photos

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