April 26, 2018
Annual General Meeting
Held at Covent Garden Market
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
March 02, 2018
Food Literacy Networking Event
February 22, 2018
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.
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.
November 23, 2017