2013 is here! As we roll out our full schedule of programs this month we’re extremely excited about where we are headed. We’re also reminiscing about last year: our Shovel to Spoon gardening/cooking program that we hosted au naturel in our community garden last summer; our first community meals, which we held in The Storehouse while we waited for our kitchen and dining room renovations to finish; the Do The Math challenge we coordinated locally, which saw participants developing solidarity with those in our community who struggle daily to make ends meet; and of course our phenomenal launch event, where everyone who has been supporting the development of The Local Community Food Centre came together to celebrate the achievement of “A Place For Food” in Stratford.

Videographers from Powerline Films (the folks who created the Ontario Good Food Ideas series with Sustain Ontario) have been documenting our progress as we bring this project to life. Please enjoy the video they’ve put together, it’s a great introduction to The Local Community Food Centre and there’s lots of wonderful footage and interviews from our launch!