Bring Food Home Forum


The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) (an initiative of Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre), Johnson Farmers’ Market, United Way of SSM & Area and Algoma Public Health are inviting Algoma’s Agriculture and Food community to the Algoma Water Tower Inn on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 for the Bring Food Home Forum.

Farming and consumers’ preferences are adapting to rapid change. The last 5 years have brought a revised Canada’s Food Guide, new trade agreements and Beyond Meat.

The aim of Bring Food Home is to engage producers, community members, organizations and leaders to dialogue about how the community can grow profitable and sustainable farm and food businesses in Algoma.

The event will feature presentations and panel discussions with Ron Bonnett (Farm Products Council of Canada), Dr. June Matthews (Brescia University College), Jessica McLaughlin (Indigenous Food Circle), and Franco Naccarato (Meat & Poultry Ontario).

Producers, community organizations, government, and eaters: Join us for a dialogue to build trust and grow sustainable farm & food businesses in Algoma.

Panel presentations will include:

  • Canada’s Food Guide – What does this mean for agriculture and eaters?
  • Planning a Vibrant Agriculture and Food Sector in Urban, Rural and Indigenous Communities
  • Engaging International Talent in Rural and Urban Communities
  • Lake Superior Living Labs Network

Registration/tickets available on Eventbrite Includes: Lunch (sponsored by Penokean Hills Farms) & Refreshments.

Early Bird Tickets available for $20 before September 25th.

Regular Tickets available for $25 before October 4th.

For full speaker and panel information, visit RAIN’s website.

Thanks to those who sponsored this event: Whole Foods Market, Sustain Ontario, Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation, Penokean Hills Farms and Algoma Water Tower Inn.

For more information about Bring Food Home Algoma, contact Jessica Cherry, RAIN Market Development Coordinator (705) 942-7927 x3141 [email protected]