50% Local food club

Meeting Nova Scotia Food Producers Halfway – Est. September 2014

Regional Coordinators

Meet our Regional Coordinators – and be sure to note the one nearest you!

The Regional Coordinators will be organizing local food meet-ups and events in their designated areas. They will keep in touch via the 50% Local Food Club Facebook Group but if you are not on Facebook – or simply want to reach out – please contact them directly so that they can keep you up to date as events pop up throughout the month. You will find their contact info below.

We are still looking for Volunteer Regional Coordinators across the province. What does the gig entail? Here are all the details.

Cape Breton Island

alicia copyAlicia Lake
Last year, Alicia founded the 50% Local September Club that invited Cape Bretoners to join her in eating a diet of 50% locally grown food – 200 people from across the island took up this challenge! Alicia currently lives in Baddeck with her husband and 2 amazing children.  She is very passionate about local food and believes that the choices she makes when it comes to feeding her family have wider social, environmental and economic implications.
Contact her by email: cblocaldiet@gmail.com
Contact her by phone: 902-577-3260   Follow her blog: cblocaldiet.ca

Georgia McNeil Georgia
Georgia lives in Margaree, Cape Breton. She loves food: growing it, preparing it, and of course eating it, and she believes that greater food awareness is key to healthier communities.
Contact her by phone: 902-210-4966
Contact her by email: Georgia@ecologyaction.ca
Follow her blog: http://adventuresinlocalfood.wordpress.com/

Pictou County & Area – The New Glasgow Farmers’ Market is the regional hub for the 50% Local Food Club

maxineMaxine MacLean
Maxine has always had a passion for anything local – local bands, local festivals, and most importantly, local food. Since one of her favourite pastimes is attempting new recipes, she enjoys connecting with the farmers at the local markets to determine what variety would suit best. Maxine is really excited about connecting with like-minded individuals in Pictou County this September!
Contact her by email: maxinemaclean@gmail.com
Follow her on Twitter: @maxinemaclean

Truro & Area – The Truro Farmers’ Market is the regional hub for the 50% Local Food Club

jamieJamie Alcorn
Jamie is a champion of all things local. As Market Manager of the Truro Farmers’ Market, Jamie is able to put her passion to work by bringing the community together around food. As an advocate for the environment and sustainable farming, she promotes local agriculture and local food whenever and wherever she can.
Contact her by phone: 902-843-4004
Contact her by email: trurofarmersmarket@gmail.com

Halifax Regional Municipality

aldaraAldara MacKay
Aldara is a recently graduated Human Nutrition student with a passion for all things local. She loves exploring farmers’ markets, cooking with seasonal produce and advocating for improved access to healthy, fresh, local foods in Nova Scotia. She is looking forward to connecting with fellow Haligonians to celebrate local food this fall!
Contact her by email: marketfreshns@gmail.com


Annapolis Valley – The Wolfville Farmers’ Market is the regional hub for the 50% Local Food Club

Duncan EbataDuncan 2
Eating local is an act of solidarity between me and my farmers and the earth. I pay a fair price for the food food I eat so farmers can make a living and continue to grow in a way that is sustainable for the limited resources the earth provides. Eating local is about strengthening our local food culture to improve our health and well being while strengthening our economy so that we become more resilient. Contact him by phone: 902-542-5310 Contact him by email: duncan@harvesthand.com.

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Sarah Hiltz
Sarah has been committed to buying local and also promoting Edible Landscapes for many years. She is very passionate about growing local, safe, nutritious food and making sure everyone has a full and happy belly. She is very excited to combine harvest and gardening events around the 50% Local Food Club – Keep up to date with the Kentville and Berwick Community Garden Groups on Facebook as to where our next event will be! Contact her by email: growhappyfood@gmail.com Contact her by phone: 902-690-7116 or 902-691-1296

Cethlyn Macethlyn - regional coordinatorcKay
Cethlyn grew up in rural Nova Scotia and remembers when most products were local and healthy but the choice was limited.  We now have an amazing variety of produce and products to share, so she challenges you all to make the effort to support local producers! Contact her by email: cethlyn@hotmail.com

South Shore The Hubbards and Lunenburg Farmers’ Markets are the regional hubs for the 50% Local Food Club

MeghanMeghan Doucette
Meghan has a passion for local food and building a sustainable local economy. She loves growing, cooking, and eating fresh seasonal food and wants to share this love with others! She is excited about connecting with folks along the South Shore, as part of the 50% Local Food Club, and building awareness about the social, environmental, and health benefits of choosing local! Contact her by email: meghan.k.doucette@gmail.com   Follow her on Twitter: @Meghan_Doucette

Tri-County (Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby)

Dana Osmond
Dana is a transplanted Newfoundlander and master gardener, who loves growing, cooking, and sharing food.
Her goal with the 50% Local Food Club is to educate people and businesses about the things they are already doing to support local products – from buying fish off the wharf to patronizing restaurants which serve local land and sea products in season. As an Adult Literacy Instructor, and passionate Farmer’s Market supporter, classroom conversations often turn towards food, the economy and the future. To reinforce these lessons, students participate in the local Community Garden, because in rural Nova Scotia, the link from land to sea and connection to a viable local economy is clear.
Contact her by email: danaosmond@hotmail.com

West Hants – The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery is the regional hub for the 50% Local Food Club


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