Producing More Food in Nova Scotia
Several of the Directors are traveling widely around Nova Scotia to meet with food producers who have applied, or are interested in applying, for loans from FarmWorks. We are increasing our knowledge of food production while enjoying the people, food, rural and urban amenities and the scenery (at our own expense, needless to say).
It is evident that there is tremendous capacity for food production in this Province, limited primarily by demand. FarmWorks is promoting the message that FOOD GROWS HERE to encourage people to buy more food that’s grown and value-added locally. Whether we’re buying at a farm stand, a farmers’ market, a major retailer or a restaurant, we can choose to buy a little – or a lot – more locally. Putting more of our money into the local economy is a wise investment.