Market Musings — Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food: Closer than you think!

Posted by Chris Penton on

By virtue of running a small neighbourhood market, I am exposed to all sorts of different sustainable growing projects. The Beechwood Market has a nice mix of full time farmers as well as part-time growers. Each with their own unique approach to growing, some have chosen the organic route while others remain conventional. Regardless of the growing technique, Ottawa area growers are adding to the larger framework of a sustainable City. Independent thinkers like Mel Foster, of Foster Family Farm, is constantly on the lookout for new technologies and distribution angles in order to increase his operation’s longevity. Our local...

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