Growing Locally: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

Today’s episode is all about where your food comes from, with guests Tim Lipp, Interim CTO, and Louis Brown, General Manager from YYC Growers and Distributors sharing how they connect farmers with consumers and distribute nutrient-dense food. Louis mentioned that they encourage regenerative agriculture and farmers that are looking for ways to enhance the environment via their agricultural techniques. Tim also provided insights on the present food system’s design. They also addressed how the food supply chain works at YYC Growers and Distributors, and how they are focusing on the food system’s sustainability and transparency based on consumer food purchasing trends.

YYC Growers and Distributors is a farmer-owned cooperative in Calgary and southern Alberta that includes both urban and rural farmers. They aspire to contribute to Calgary’s food security by providing locally grown, chemical-free vegetables at a reasonable price for both customers and growers. Their cooperative structure increases our member growers’ market presence and indicates that urban farming is a viable use of land in our city. They work to strengthen linkages between urban and rural communities and to promote soil-healing regenerative agriculture.

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