Thursday, October 15, 2015

A shining beacon in a food desert, Dartmouth North Community Food Centre feeds, gathers and inspires.

Dartmouth north is a food desert. There are no dedicated grocery stores between the Sobeys on Wyse Road and Chops Meat Market on Wright Avenue, from the waterfront to the Walmart in Dartmouth Crossing. To be generous—to geography, not the residents of Dartmouth north—that’s six to eight square kilometres of the HRM where corner stores act as local grocers, where residents have to be able to go out of their way to buy fresh produce.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

- By Ryan Donovan, Chef and Co-owner of Richmond Station

As a restaurateur, I'm often asked who my favourite chef in Canada is, what my favourite restaurant is, or what ingredient I think will define the coming years of cuisine. The truth is, when I consider the future of food and restaurants, I think about Nick Saul.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vel Oakes might be warming up to vegetables but kale is still an “acquired taste.”

Oakes, 50, has been coming to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre since it opened two months ago to help make preserves, work in the garden, and prep dishes like chutney for the grand opening on Wednesday.

“This is all new to me. I mean don’t vegetables come in cans?” Oakes said with a laugh on Tuesday afternoon in the bright, open space on Primrose Street in north Dartmouth.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The 7K Panorama Ranch south of Calgary hosted some of the city’s top chefs Saturday night, who are entertaining a new idea.

Harvest Moon’ is an event aiming to raise enthusiasm and funds in support of our city’s first community food centre.

It would become the eighth of its kind across Canada and hopefully provide a lifeline for Calgarians struggling to make ends meet.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Click here to watch: Residents of one troubled Dartmouth neighbourhood are banding together on a new, grassroots initiative in north end Dartmouth that will provide fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Global’s Natasha Pace reports.

DARTMOUTH – Access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a struggle for many Nova Scotians.

In an effort to address this and grow a stronger community, a new, grassroots movement is underway in north-end Dartmouth.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A voting station popped up at The Table, in the hopes that voters would pop in to vote.

While the federal election is not until Monday, Oct. 19, and the advance polls do not open until Friday, Oct. 9, voters got a chance to get the full voting experience on the front lawn of The Table Community Food Centre in Perth on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Attendees had a chance to register to vote online, and were given a look-alike ballot that listed several options for election priorities, like health care and homelessness.