Welcome to the FASNO Website
Join us in cultivating a healthy, sustainable, regional, food system by supporting our local farms and food businesses.
Eat Fresh! Eat Local!
Food security in a community doesn’t exist without local farmers. Help our local family farms remain viable by purchasing their produce and other food products. Use this Food Directory to connect with local farm producers eat better and help sustain the region’s farm and food businesses. If you are a local farmer, food producer, or retailer of local foods sign on to the directory…it’s free and we’d love to help support you.
Grow your Own!
Even without land of your own you can grow your own produce in your own plot in one of the three local Community Gardens. The Food Action Society has supported the development of the Community Garden Network to date and is an active partner in its continued operations and development.
Enjoy Fresh Local Produce at a Discounted Rate All Year Long!
Sign up with the Good Food Box program. This fruit and vegetable bulk- buying program provides you with a box of high quality produce monthly at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it at your local chain grocery store. The Food Action Society is the host organization for the Good Food Box program. Visit www.goodfoodbox.net for more information.
Waste Not, Want Not
For thousands of years (indeed, since agriculture began) there has been a role for gleaners...The Food Action Society supports community efforts at gleaning as capacity allows and is working towards a funded community-scale program in our region. Until then, check out the Glean Canada web-based resource that matches people in communities in need of surplus foods with food producers with excess at www.gleancanada.ca
Work Together for Economical, Healthy Meals
Build food skills and knowledge by joining up to work in the community kitchens. There’s room for participants and volunteers. See http://communitykitchens.webs.com/