Sioux Lookout’s First Farm to Fork Event!

CLFC is excited to announce our first Farm to Fork event happening in Sioux Lookout. We will be working with Dick’s Grillhouse and our producers to bring you a delicious, unique, and locally sourced meal! Follow the event’s Facebook page to keep updated on the meal and the evening!

Get your tickets during the order cycle by shopping here! Non-members can purchase tickets from our Eventbrite page at any time.

Food Charter Online Survey Open to All!

CLFC and our partners at Lakehead University are excited to announce the launch of the Kenora and Rainy River Districts Food Charter survey. This survey was developed with the input gathered at our community focus discussions throughout the spring and summer of 2017.

Access the survey here!

This survey will help to continue to shape the vision of the charter and is your chance to share your voice and vision as it pertains to the local food system! Please take a few minutes of your time to help us create this charter and secure a healthy future for NWO’s food system!

For more information on the Food Charter Project, please visit its webpage.

Love Local Box Subscriptions are Back!!

Did you love your first Love Local Box subscription? Disappointed you missed out on the first round? Here’s your chance to order your subscription! This time we’ll be providing more complete meals in every box!

Take all the planning out of 3 meals a month! From meats, veggies, sauces, recipe cards and more! We’ve got you covered with ingredients for three complete meals in every box! It works out to less than $50.00 per box! ONLY $149.00 for a 3 month subscription.

We will again be partnering with Superior Seasons in Thunder Bay to bring you a monthly dose of local food! We will also be working with Freshwater Cuisine to include a freshwater fish meal created by a local chef in each monthly box! Sign up for a three month subscription and get a monthly delivery of a variety of delicious local ready-to-make meals chosen just for you! Stay tuned for more meal announcements!

Your first Love Local Box will contain:
Stuffed Tubilee and Pilaf / Marinated Pork Chops and Wild Rice Salad / Hearty Veal Stew
• Tubilee from Walleye Wings
Canadian Pure Wild Rice
• Winter Squash, Carots, Onions, Celery, and Potatoes (Fingerling Mix) from Belluz Farms and Superior Seasons
Hagens Dressing
• 4 Pack of Chops from Wall’s Pork Shop
• Garlic from Tim and Carolle Eady
• Veal Cubes from My-Pride Farm
Brule Creek Farms Oil
• Stone-ground Spelt Flour from LoonSong Farm
• Chicken Stock from Ontario Natural Food Co-op
• Herbes De Provence from Crazy Good Spices

Your first box will also include a recipe card for veal stew and a wild rice salad AND chef Jay with Freshwater Cuisine will demonstrate how to cook the meal live on his Facebook page the day after you receive your box (or catch the video later)!
These ingredients will create recipes to feed approximately 2 adults and 2 children.

There’s still time to get your subscription! Shop this weekend here!

To see what our first Love Local Box program brought subscribers, visit our LLB webpage!


A Must Attend Event!

Connecting Local Food, Co-ops, and Institutions

The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op is proud to be working in partnership to bring you an exciting and innovative event! Connecting Local Food, Co-ops, and Institutions is a day full of bringing together local institutions, producers, distributors, and co-ops to discover how we can grow the use of local food and products by our hospitals, schools, restaurants and other institutions/ organizations in the region.


Featured special guest speaker, Joshna Maharaj will discuss how she’s accomplished successful institutional menu planning with local food and what we can do in Northwestern Ontario to make getting local food into institutions a reality. We’ll learn how to incorporate local food on a tight budget and how institutions can take advantage of the healthy and nutritious food produced by our local farmers!

We will also hear from Steve Simpson who is owner of the Tomlin Restaurant in Thunder Bay. The Tomlin has successfully incorporated a variety of local items onto their menu and Steve will tell you how they do it and what institutions in NWO can do to adapt their menu and practices to better include local food. You’ll learn how to market your inclusion of local food to your clients and what resources are available to meet the demand your business is seeking!

The day will also hold panel and networking sessions to better discuss the opportunities and challenges that we are presented with in NWO for producing, sourcing, and transporting local food. This is an excellent opportunity to make connections and gain valuable skills for the procurement, sale, and marketing of local food.

As a producer or distributor, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn about the potential to market your product and how CLFC and other local co-ops can help you to move and fill orders. Institutions and organizations of all kinds need to be in attendance to see the opportunities NWO producers have for you and what the Co-op can do to get you the products you want!

Please visit the event’s website to learn more and to register for the event. Registration is now open and is limited so don’t miss out! If you have any questions about the event, registering, or attending, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the office (221-3293).