The Ontario Local Food Movement
The Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network is a regional player in the local food movement across Ontario. We are not alone. We collaborate with many other organizations in Ontario to support and discover the wonderful local flavours that farms and food artisans have to offer.
|Sustain Ontario, of which the EOAN is a member, is a province-wide, cross-sectoral alliance that promotes healthy food and farming. Our mission is to provide coordinated support for productive, equitable and sustainable food and farming systems that support the health and wellbeing of all people in Ontario, through collaborative action.|
|Sustain Ontario also coordinates the Buy Local Food Across Ontario alliance. These regional initiatives promote food and beverage products that are grown, raised, or harvested within their respective region, including products that are subsequently processed. Most initiatives focus on community economic development, food strategy and/or agri-tourism activities, and many also provide public resources about the food system.|
|The Culinary Tourism Alliance, of which the EOAN is a member, works with communities to grow food tourism by leveraging the history, heritage, and culture behind the food and drink that makes each destination unique.|
|The Eastern Ontario Local Food and Farming Collaborative is a collection of local food organizations across the broader eastern Ontario, including the EOAN, that shares ideas, best practices, and resources to advance the opportunities of local food among farmers, food artisans, and consumers, and governments.|
Savour Ottawa and its host organization Just Food are close partners with the EOAN. We collaborate on food asset mapping, public policy, and assistance to farmers and producers.
|The 2019 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference came to Cornwall! The City of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnered to bring this unique regional local food event to the NAV Centre in Cornwall on November 13-14, 2019.|