Hi One Tomatoers!

Just a little update about what we are working on right now, both for One Tomato and for the Local Foods Coordinator.

Right now our big focus for One Tomato is finding enough funding to run Food Works, our 10 week  cooking program for grade 7 students.  We have had an AMAZING response to the program this year, with over 500 students registered to take part. The program costs about $2000 per classroom – but being frugal people, I’m sure we could do with a little bit less – and we have 30 classrooms registered. We’re working on more funding, but are always open to any ideas that you might have!

As the Local Foods Coordinator, I (it’s Megan) have a few big projects on the go right now. First is a community report card, an update for everyone on where we are now, based on where we were in 2010. We picked 2010 because that’s when the Sarnia-Lambton Food Coalition did their community roundtable events, and from those sessions they created the “Healthy Community Food System Plan for Sarnia-Lambton”. With that document, which is publicly available, we are putting together a report card of what has been accomplished in Sarnia-Lambton since that time.  Our committee has developed the goal and mission of the report card, which is to “Feed people, support farmers!”.

Have you done anything for local foods that we might not know about?  Comment, message, email, phone, or <gasp> snail mail us some info so we can add it to the report card. We’d love to know what you’ve been up to!!

Have a great day!


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