CLFC Newsletter Archive

Keep informed with our past weekly newsletters!

Did you miss our weekly newsletter? Fear not, as you can find all of our archived newsletter stories on this page!


January 14, 2018 – Another Love Local Box Subscription Over & Deep Freeze Survival Tips!

This week marks the delivery of our last Love Local Box from our winter subscription! See more about the program and get some tips on surviving this cold weather we’ve been having!

January 7, 2018 – CLFC Welcomes you into 2018: New Year and New Resolutions!

Kick off 2018 with some great resolutions! Learn how you can incorporate supporting local into this year’s resolutions!

December 17, 2017 – Make Buying Local a Community Event

CLFC was in attendance of some fun and exciting local activities in the Rainy River District!

December 10, 2017 – ‘Tis the Season for Local Stocking Stuffers

How can you make your holiday season a local one? CLFC has you covered for all of your stocking stuffer needs! Meet our new Thunder Bay Coordinator (and CLFC Producer), Karen!

December 3, 2017 – CLFC Farm to Forks Successes!

Sioux Lookout and Kenora both hosted their first Farm to Fork events with local restaurants! Read about the events and see some pictures of the delicious local food!

November 26, 2017 – The Importance of Your Participation in the Regional Food Charter Survey

Our Food Charter Survey will soon close! Why do we need your participation? Read to find out!

November 19, 2017 – New Distribution Hub Opens in Rainy River District

We’re finally doing distribution in the Rainy River District! Read about the details and how CLFC is working in Emo!

November 5, 2017 – CLFC Successes Shared Across Ontario

Cloverbelt attended some exciting conferences in Southern Ontario where we were able to share about our amazing model and what we’ve been up to in the North!

October 29, 2017 – Food Charter Project Moves Forward and CLFC Welcomes New Kenora Coordinator!

We have exciting updates to share about our food charter project! We’ve also hired in Kenora! Meet Jessalyn, your newest CLFC Community Coordinator.

October 22, 2017 – A Time to Give Thanks

How can CLFC fit into your Thanskgiving? Read about fall events and how you can source locally for your family’s meal!

October 8, 2017 – CLFC Partners with Community Organizations and Businesses to Deliver Apples to Schools!

See how CLFC is working to deliver thousands of pounds of apples to students!

October 1, 2017 – Co-op and Farm Tours Enjoyed by All

Read all about the exciting Farm and Co-op Tour event CLFC helped to host in September! Participants got a personalized tour of local food production and learned about how co-ops support local farmers!

September 24, 2017 – Model Healthy Food Habits Today for the Reward Tomorrow

Learn about how you can support the adoption of healthy food habits in the next generation!

September 17, 2017 – Preparing the Next Generation for a Future of Food Sustainability

Teaching the next generation about food sustainability is important! Learn about how CLFC is helping to do just that!

September 10, 2017 – Update on the Regional Food Charter

Read about the Food Charter’s progress and what’s next for its development.

August 27, 2017 – Are you Going to the Fair?

CLFC was at the Emo Fall Fair! See how these events support local agriculture and spread knowledge about local food systems!

August 20, 2017 – Preparing Local Produce for Use Year Round

Use this article to learn tips and trick on preserving your favourite local produce for use throughout the year!

August 13, 2017 – Partnerships Make us Stronger

Partnerships are a major part of what makes co-ops so successful! Read about the SNAPP program and how this partnership is helping CLFC producers put more local food on tables!

August 6, 2017 – Regional Crop Tours Event Major Success!

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association held crop tours across the region and CLFC Community Coordinators were there to catch the action!

July 30, 2017 – What do Chickens Have to do With it?

OMAFRA and Chicken Farms of Ontario were in Emo and Oxdrift to provide workshops on poultry production. This article has lots of fun facts on the ins and outs of raising chickens for sale in NWO!

July 23, 2017 – The Importance of Traditional Foods for First Nations People

Learn about the importance of supporting access to traditional foods for local First Nations people.

July 16, 2017 – The Ethics of Eating Locally

We all have different reasons for supporting local food production. This article touches on a few of the major benefits of eating locally.

July 9, 2017 – Supporting CLFC Producers: Kenora’s 901 Westside Restaurant’s First Farm to Table Event

CLFC supplied local food to an exciting local food event in Kenora! Read all about it here!

July 2, 2017 – Regional Food Charter Input Sessions Begin in Rainy River District

Input sessions for the Food Charter project are in full swing in Rainy River! Hear about the information gathered so far.

June 25, 2017 – Gardening and Food Programs with a Social Purpose

Learn about Willow Springs in Thunder Bay and how they use food growing and production programming to support community members.

 June 18, 2017 – Working Together to Feed Communities

A CLFC producer is working to connect a local school with produce for their salad bar! Learn how CLFC helps to support this partnership and how this collaboration helps to feed communities!

June 11, 2017 – Community Building Through Seedling Exchanges

To celebrate local food week, we’re bringing you a unique story from Kenora on how this community is building relationships and preserving local food production!

June 4, 2017 – As One Chapter Closes, Another One Opens

Hear all about our Agricultural Coordinator’s internship and our newest community coordinator in Rainy River!

May 28, 2017 – Strength in Farmers Working Together

We found an amazing example of two farms working together to bring you a sustainable and uniquely local product!

May 21, 2017 – Supporting Local Farmers Through CSAs

Learn all about our Community Supported Agriculture programs and the benefits of purchasing your CSA or Locavore share!