Grow Local! Grow Strong! Local Organic Food Co-ops Network 7th Annual Assembly

Dates: February 23 – February 24, 2016 Location: Loyola House, Ignatius Centre, Guelph, Ontario About: The Local Organic Food Co-operatives Network hosts an annual Assembly bringing together farm and food co-ops from across the province. LOFC is an unincorporated network for food and farming co-operatives in Ontario, and is hosted by the Ontario Natural Food Co-op. LOFC works with established and start-up co-ops working in farming, processing, distribution and retail. The Co-op model has been successful in providing business solutions across the spectrum of local food system needs. The LOFC Network is uniquely positioned to address the development, strengthening and ongoing viability of co-operative local food systems in Ontario. The Assembly is an event in which emerging and established co-operatives explore possibilities for collaboration and affirm aligned visions for sustainability, stewardship and co-operation. Celebration of various co-operative successes, active working sessions and network planning are included in the agenda. The inspiring Assembly will result in up-to-date knowledge, strengthened partnerships and renewed energy for food system transformation.Great food, some of it produced by member businesses and a venue which makes for great networking and enjoyment of peaceful surroundings both inside and out further enhance the event – we hope you can join us!

Mon, 2016/02/22 - 8:30am to Wed, 2016/02/24 - 4:30pm