Buying, Cooking and Preserving Food
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Community kitchens

Community kitchens offer an opportunity for small groups of people to gather and learn how to make affordable, nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

Farmers’ markets

There are many benefits to eating locally grown food – it tastes great, is fresher, has little to no packaging and travels only a short distance from the farm to your table. Shopping at your local farmers’ market is a great way to access local foods and support your local economy.

Food preservation

Home canning, drying and freezing of food are methods to keep foods from spoiling.

They are all economical ways to preserve fresh, locally grown foods past their growing season, allowing you to enjoy the flavour and nutritional value year round.

Local food initiatives

(Cooking) skill building programs

Food Skills for Families is a six week hands-on program that simplifies healthy eating, shopping and cooking.  Participants have fun and gain confidence in their skills to prepare healthy and delicious meals and snacks.  Check with local community agencies to see if Food Skills for Families is offered near you. Other cooking program resources include:


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