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FarmStart not only supports new farmers, we also promote viable markets for local food. We brought further attention to this issue in October 2007, when we hosted a Local Food Pavilion at Canada’s Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo. The pavilion featured local farmers’ products, Buy Local maps, and materials from FarmStart, the Hamilton Eat Local Project (HELP), and Toronto’s FoodShare.
Anyone curious to learn more about the Expo and about food industry trends in Canada can now view a new report, “Ethnic & Specialty Food Expo 2007: Key Industry Trends.” This document, released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in January 2008, highlights the growing market for local food, and shares a lovely picture of FarmStart’s local food display!
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