Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Food Networks on the CBC Wednesday, January 30
Vancouver’s growing movement of Neighbourhood Food Networks—a key feature of the Vancouver Food Strategy—will be on the CBC’s On The Coast Wednesday sometime between 3-6 PM. To learn more about and contact the network closest to you, download the brochure with a directory and map of Neighbourhood Food Networks.
We along with the City of Vancouver’s food policy staff are excited that the Vancouver Food Strategy and also Farmers Market Policy is going to City Council for their consideration next week. The Food Strategy has been a long time in the making and we are proud to have been a part of its development.
The Strategy will be presented to regular Council meeting on Tuesday 29th, and then Council will hear from speakers on Wednesday 30th at the Standing Committee. The agenda details and Food Strategy document can be found here. The meeting will kick off at 9:30am in Council Chamber, Third Floor, City Hall on Tuesday Jan 29th – though timing may be subject to changes as it goes for all meetings.
Please come out and show City Council that you support this important next stage in the development of food policy in Vancouver!
Your input on the food strategy is welcome! If you cannot attend the meeting, you can communicate your thoughts to the Mayor and Councillors by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will receive all correspondence.
On January 23rd, our meeting topic is “The Business of Food-Challenges to Scaling up Our Local Food System”, a topic that we hope will help our members and guests better understand how our food current system practically works, as well as give us an opportunity to examine how we as an advisory body, can support more local food production and consumption.
There will be a panel of three speakers, each given 5 minutes to explain to the room challenges they perceive to increasing the volume or improving the business case for more local food in the BC market. After the panel, we will also do some break out work to explore the challenges we’ve heard about.
The meeting starts at 6 pm at Vancouver City Hall in the Town Hall Meeting Room. The panel will start after our break at 7pm. After 5 pm, enter City Hall from the main entrance on 12th Avenue.
Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th Ave.
Meeting Agenda PDF