Don’t miss the Great Veggie Grow-off Final Weigh-in at the Carleton Place Farmer’s Market at 10:30 am on Saturday October 11th. This community challenge (Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills and Beckwith) is helping to engage more citizens in growing healthy local food, by growing at home or in community garden beds; all with an eye to … Continue reading Tipping the Scales on Hunger
The “Great Veggie Grow-off” cultivates stronger communities through friendly competition. There is nothing like a little competition - the nature of “friendly” competition is you try your hardest and encourage your fellow counterparts as you go. When the competition grows from the efforts of individuals to communities banding together in collective acts of altruism, we … Continue reading The Great Veggie Grow-Off
Occasionally, we will bring in a guest author to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Today, Rina shares her thoughts on food security and the realities of perceived choice in procuring and preparing healthy food. Food security, according to the WHO, is three-pronged: Food … Continue reading The Privilege of Choice: Are Healthy Meals Accessible to Low-Income Earners?
Today, Lanark County Food Bank presents its first guest post! Occasionally, we will bring in someone to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Without further ado.... Food shopping stresses me out. It would be so much easier if I could just walk in … Continue reading A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family