Include Local Foods in your New Year’s Resolutions

If every household in Ontario spent $10 a week on local food, we’d have an additional $2.4 billion in our local economy at the end of the year. Keeping our money circulating grows those dollars to $3.6 billion and creates 10,000 new jobs.*

This week’s newsletter includes 5 great reasons to include more local foods in your New Year’s Resolutions.

Also, I tell you about some of this week’s new features…like roasting chickens, and Stella’s famous lemon meringue pies, made just for you!

*The numbers were compiled by Dr. Kevin Stolerick of The Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto, and Doug Vallery of Experience Renewal Solutions, Toronto. Compliments of

Let the ordering begin!

What a fabulous day it is! Today, Dryden officially launches the very first online food co-operative in Northwestern Ontario. And YOU made it possible, by becoming a founding member!

You’ll now see a link under “Place Your Order” on the right side of our website to access the member ordering site.  You can log in from there after 2:00PM today by entering your:

Your user name is: first initial last name. Example: brubble
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We’re Hard At Work

It may not look like it on the surface, but there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op ready to take your orders. We’re busy lining up producers, taking memberships, and getting this website ready to go.

We’re just as excited as you are about this new opportunity to purchase locally produced food and products, but we want to be sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, so it may be a few weeks yet. We appreciate your patience as we strive to create a Local Food Co-Op you’ll be proud to say you’re a member of!