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  • Fixing food for the health of Nova Scotia

    Fixing food for the health of Nova Scotia What are we eating? For too many of us, it isn’t Michael Pollan’s prescription: “eat food, not too much, mostly plants” We’re eating lots of processed foods – highly processed foods – with additives including preservatives, lots of sugar and salt and taste enhancements. These foods are easy to buy and prepare quickly to provide calories. They’re also easy to waste. Taste buds may accept these foods but our health doesn’t. What we eat can cause obesity and diabetes and heart disease and cancer and overall poor health. And that affects the way we live, ...

    Posted at July 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • Considering Our Options

    "Society broadly needs to change the circumstances for all members of our society to enable people to have options and live differently. In our small province we could actually achieve this." Dr. John Ross, Chronicle Herald April 1st, 2016 We have options, and not all of them require difficult choices. Many of us worry about challenges while perhaps overlooking local solutions. Dr. Ross describes the Social Determinants of Health which, among others, include income and income distribution; employment and job security; food security; social connections and safety network.  There are options that can have a positive effect on these determinants. We can choose an apple ...

    Posted at April 2, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Food | 0 Comment
  • Fifth AGM April 17th Tatamagouche

    AGENDA – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SUNDAY APRIL 17TH, 2016 AT 2 PM Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche 2:00 pm   Registration of Shareholders and Guests Local treats provided by Not Your Mama’s Kitchen, Pictou Distribution of Annual Report and Minutes 2:30 pm    Guest Speakers - Lil MacPherson and Kirk Rasmussen 3:00 pm   Welcome and Introductions Call to Order Minutes of 2015 AGM Business arising from the Minutes Report on the CEDIF and Investments Report on the Audited Financial Statements Appointment ...

    Posted at April 2, 2016 | By : | Categories : News & Events,Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • FarmWorks is Charting a Path for Growth in Nova Scotia

    FarmWorks is Charting a Path for Growth in Nova Scotia Shareholders in FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) are helping to create employment and increase production and profitability in the food sector in Nova Scotia. The first four FarmWorks CEDIF Offers raised $1,033,400 within 38 months, $1,056,000 has been loaned to 44 food-related businesses, all expenses have been paid and there is $210,000 in the Credit Union. Monthly loan repayments add to the amount available to be loaned to new applicants after exacting due diligence procedures have been completed. Payment by clients of the principle and interest at ...

    Posted at August 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • Local Prosperity: FarmWorks is helping to grow local entrepreneurs and their businesses

    The Centre for Local Prosperity brought a wide range of speakers and citizens together in Annapolis Royal and Cornwallis Park over four days in April 2015 to consider New Economics for Rural Canada. Conference Keynote speaker, economist Michael Shuman, has written that  Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds, and life insurance funds total about $30 trillion (America 330 M, Canada 33 M people). But not even 1 percent of these savings touch local small business—even though roughly half the jobs and the output in the private economy come from them. So, how can people increasingly concerned with ...

    Posted at April 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : News & Events,Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • 2015 AGM

    FARMWORKS INVESTMENT CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  

    Posted at March 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : News & Events,Press Releases | 0 Comment
  • 2015 AGM April 30th

    FARMWORKS INVESTMENT CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Posted at March 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
  • Funds for Food – FarmWorks is cultivating food producers

    NEWS RELEASE      FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited For Release March 30, 2015 Funds for Food - FarmWorks is cultivating food producers FarmWorks has reached its first million! A fourth offer of FarmWorks Shares has raised $312,400 from Nova Scotians interested in supporting food producers and growing the Provincial economy. This brings the three year total to $1,033,400 and to date loans have been granted to 34 businesses across the Province. Funds from the new Offer will be loaned to applicants who meet FarmWorks criteria of excellent business planning, and home-grown production and sales.    FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited sells Community Economic Development Investment ...

    Posted at March 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Food | 0 Comment
  • Total of $1,033,400 Invested to Cultivate Food Production

    NEWS RELEASE      FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited For Release March 30, 2015 Funds for Food - FarmWorks is cultivating food producers FarmWorks has reached its first million! A fourth offer of FarmWorks Shares has raised $312,400 from Nova Scotians interested in supporting food producers and growing the Provincial economy. This brings the three year total to $1,033,400 and to date loans have been granted to 34 businesses across the Province. Funds from the new Offer will be loaned to applicants who meet FarmWorks criteria of excellent business planning, and home-grown production and sales.    FarmWorks Investment Co-operative Limited sells Community Economic Development Investment ...

    Posted at March 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,News & Events | 0 Comment
  • December Newsletter

    December 2014 Newsletter FarmWorks Information Sessions and “Gentle Dragons” Sessions Coming to Communities across NS in February  For further information go to http://farmworks.ca/calendar/

    Posted at December 14, 2014 | By : | Categories : News & Events | 0 Comment
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