Founded in 2009, The King’s Alternative Food Co-operative Association (KAFCA) meets weekly at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Together they cook a vegan or vegetarian meal from local food purchased through a CSA with Avon River Farm.
They used to cook a meal on Thursday evenings and serve it to students for a donation at lunchtime on Friday. In November 2011, they moved to cooking and eating together on Thursday evenings.
The CSA box they purchase weekly costs $25 and they feed anywhere from 15-30 people, supplementing it only with cooking spices.
- Students at Memorial University in Newfoundland are looking for ways to bring more local food to their campus. But the problem seems to be that there just isn’t enough land in Newfoundland to farm. Check out the Independent’s story here.
- When you think about local food, you probably think of community gardens, farmers’ markets and food cooperatives, but, depending on where you live, there’s lot of wild “local food” out there too! Hunters Helping the Hungry is in its sixth year of donating moose and deer meat to Feed Nova Scotia food banks across the province. In the past five years, hunters across the province have donated more than 3,500kg of meat. Read more here.
- Here is an interesting article from a blogger in Scotland about the challenges facing the local food movement around the world.
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