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Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network

Connecting Farmers and Chefs

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ACORN is completing its Farmer-Chef project, which has been funded in part by the Canadian Organic Growers and the NS and PEI Departments of Agriculture. All in all, more than 65 organic farm profiles were created, 30+ sell sheets which list product availability, and 7 farm displays.

Theresa Richards, project coordinator, has also attended farmer-chef meetings in each of the Maritime Provinces. Theresa also developed a farmer-chef checklist, which helps with tips and advice for farms looking to make food service connections, as well as chefs looking for new organic farm suppliers. This will be on the ACORN website shortly.

It’s been a very successful project and we hope to keep the momentum going, as more and more chefs who are “worth their weight in salt” are looking for local organic products.

For farm profiles, visit the ACORN website:

NB farms (http://acornorganic.org/farmers/indexNB.html)

PEI farms (http://acornorganic.org/farmers/indexPEI.html)

NS farms (http://acornorganic.org/farmers/indexNS.html)

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Author: acornorganic

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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