Wanted: Ideas to Foster a Robust Local Food System

The Tyee's David Beers wants to know how you think we can work together to build a cohesive local food network.

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Discover more ways to support local food systems

The Tyee’s David Beers wants to know your ideas for building a cohesive, sustainable local food network in BC


If you’re like me, you think that Vancouver’s local food scene plays an important part in sustainability and our food security.


Deciding to support the local food movement and figuring out how best to do it is a tricky step, one that we haven’t fully fathomed yet.

Can the City Feed Itself? 

A recipe for local food success


Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7 p.m.

Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver



As part of the Museum of Vancouver’s Food & Beers speaker series, David Beers (editor of The Tyee) will be hosting a symposium of local food, titled Can The City Feed Itself? A Recipe For Local Food Success. 


Local food experts

Accompanying Beers will be a panel of local food advocates who will share their beliefs about what is essential for a fully functioning local food system:


Meeru Dhalwala, Vij’s Restaurant and cookbook author

Amy Robertson, chair, Farmers Market Society

Ian Walker, president, Left Coast Naturals

Lori Stahlbrand, founder and president, Local Food Plus


Share your ideas on local food

After the experts have shared, you will have your chance to speak as well. This is your chance to air your ideas for a tax-break on buying local food, a regulation calling for provenance to be displayed on all meat or a big fence around BC.


Tickets are $15, and include complimentary nibbles and admission into MoV’s Homegrown exhibit on local food, co-presented with FarmFolk/CityFolk.


Whatever your ideas, share them and your enthusiasm on October 14.