The Conestoga River Local Food Co-op is based largely on the Community Supported Agriculture model of purchasing food, whereby local people buy shares in the local harvest, thus guaranteeing the farmers income.
An increasing number of local consumers are turning to buying locally produced food throughout the growing season but then they have to resort to many imported items during the winter, fresh greens in particular.
The Conestoga Food Co-op is a new local initiative that strives to connect people to their local food source throughout those months.
Members of the co-op reap the many benefits of eating locally by enjoying fresh and stored local organically grown produce all winter long, which is flavourful and healthy. Food co-op members will receive a share every two weeks from November to April.
For more information, contact Martin Tamlyn at 519-638-7762.