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)