Welcome to the 50% Local Food Club, a month-long initiative to increase consumption and purchasing of local foods in Nova Scotia. Why? To support our food producers and farmers, strengthen the local food movement in our province, and simply celebrate food. The 50% Local Food Club provides participants with the resources, support and inspiration necessary to incorporate 50% local food into their diet, and at the same time, connect them with other community members who share a passion for great tasting food.
By registering, the participant will commit to sourcing at least 50% of his/her diet from local foods for the month of September. By committing to eat 50% locally, we put money into the pockets of our local producers and enjoy the delicious bounty of food grown in our province – everyone eats and everyone wins!
You can register to participate as an individual, family, group or business: Click here to join the club!
This website is a wealth of information – you will find local food retailers and restaurants, nearby activities and events, as well as an opportunity to connect with other members of the 50% Local Food Club.
Join the conversation about local food in Nova Scotia using #LocalFoodClub. Get engaged and stay engaged by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Every region will have an on-the-ground coordinator/s to organize events, troubleshoot and bring people together. You can expect potlucks, restaurant meet-ups, farmers’ market tours, cooking classes and much more! Click here to learn more about your regional coordinator/s.
In order to connect with other participants and stay up to date throughout the month, we invite you to join our Facebook Group. This will be the online hub, connecting members from all across the province. If you are not a Facebook subscriber, don’t worry, as your regional coordinator can keep you updated on all the exciting events and activities!
We also invite you to discover – or rediscover – your local farmers’ market. During this month long initiative (and beyond!), your local farmers’ market will be a wealth of information, food, friendship and support. To find the farmers’ market/s nearest you, check out Find A Market. Where to Buy & Eat Local, Events, and Things To Do, will guide you to terrific sources for local food – from retailers and restaurants to farm markets and u-picks. Bon appetit!
Don’t be afraid to challenge your friends, coworkers and community to join the 50% Local Food Club!