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Just across the river from Ottawa, in Gatineau, the old Hull sector is now home to a few community-based initiatives that are contributing to a revitalization of the town and the region. Amongst them is the Marché de Solidarité Régionale de l’Outaouais, a citizen-initiated cooperative which makes local food available to the people of the Outaouais region and helps farmers overcome distribution and marketing challenges.
In the keynote address at the recent Bring Food Home conference in Kitchener, Ontario, Joel Salatin said a successful local food system needs production, processing, marketing, accounting, distribution and patrons.
In the heart of Fredericton, New Brunswick, a small food store offers organic food, a sense of community and support for local organic farmers.