Cultivating Connections: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum
February 5, 2017
Harnessing Big Food Buying Power: Local Innovations Supporting Increased Organizational Local Food Purchasing and Use
Leanne Hedberg, Alberta Flavour Learning Lab, University of Alberta (moderator)
Corbin Bourree, Managing Director, Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD)
Janelle Herbert, Farmer, Riverbend Gardens
This theme explores how public institutions, corporations and community organizations can help build a resilient regional food system through their food purchasing decisions. The sheer volume of food purchased through food procurement programs in the public, private and social economy sectors carries enormous possibilities for the evolution of a more localized food system. This session examines new and innovative initiatives in AB supporting increased local food procurement.