This is the story of how we came up with the best local present you can give or receive this year.
Two years ago the owners of Witch Haven Farms decided to give back to their community by helping struggling families grow food. The hope was to help with rising food costs, and increase nutritious food availability, variety, and security in their community. They helped people start their own home lots, offering everything from seeds to support. The families had success in their new gardens, so much success that they had excess.
Witch Haven began buying the excess and offered the veggies at cost to seniors they know in neighbouring communities. The income created even more household security and made a real difference for the families growing food.
People began eagerly joining the program, and success has brought the challenge of organizing and delivering all of the food. This issue brought Witch Haven to the Ecology Action Centre’s Community Food Leadership Certificate Program.
We fell in love with the idea and formed the Barefoot Farmers Association and work beside our community partners Shelter Nova Scotia, the Mulgrave Park Family Centre, and Sipekne’katik Food Pantry.
We all put our heads together and came up with the perfect local gift idea:
Barefoot Gift Cards
Each gift card provides twenty dollars worth of local, organic produce and eggs to a local shelter or community pantry. This would be a great gift in itself, however this twenty dollars also provides economic growth to our Barefoot Farmers Collective, and increases food security in Nova Scotia.
You see it is the perfect local gift.
Get yours in person at the Brewery Market on Saturday December 22, 2018
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