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Local Food Co-op: How do we get started?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Location: 65 Simcoe Street

Get involved – consumers, growers, producers, organizers.

A meeting for a proposed local food co-op at 65 Simcoe Street, in a renovated former newspaper building.  The proposed co-op would be in a neighbourhood surrounded by performing and visual arts, the local newspaper, library and museum.
5:30 pm:  Meet and Greet, refreshments provided.
6 pm:  Presentation by Hannah Renglich of Ontario Natural Food Co-op. What is a co-op? Other business models for local food. An overview of current local food and farming co-ops. Who is doing what around the province?
7 pm:  Round table discussion. Establishing a vision for local foods in Collingwood and the surrounding area. Who are our providers and consumers? How can each best be served? Where to go from here?
Collingwood Public Library, 3rd Floor, Community Room
For more info contact: Gillian Fairley, Small Business Enterprise Centre,, 705.446.3355 or Anke Lex,, 705.445.5764

Contact: Gillian Fairly
Phone: 705 446 3355


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