York Region Food Network‘s premiere of FRESH the movie happened on November 4, 2010 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. FRESH the movie challenged us to think about what we eat.

York Region Food Network presented on screen the following great solutions from FRESH the movie director, Ana Sofia Joanes:

Ana’s 10 FRESH Solutions

  1. Buy local produce
  2. Shop at your local farmers market; join CSA (Community Shared Agriculture)
  3. Support restaurants and food vendors that buy locally produced food
  4. Avoid GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  5. Cook, can, dry & freeze
  6. Drink plenty of water but avoid bottled water
  7. Grow a garden
  8. Volunteer or donate
  9. Get involved in your community
  10. Share your passion

Food Security

For your info, community food security is defined as a situation in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally acceptable nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice.

Discussion Videos

After the film, Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director of York Region Food Network, and Catherine Cook, Program Coordinator of York Region Food Network, facilitated discussion about the food bank, food security, gleaning program,  Do the Math, social assistance, community gardens, community kitchens, and the Good Food Box in York Region as shown below in both videos Part 1 and Part 2. You can watch the interviews of both Joan and Catherine in the second video – Part 2.

FRESH the movie Event Part 1

Fresh the movie Event Part 2

Contact Info
York Region Food Network
Address: 510 Penrose Street, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada L3Y 1A2
Phone: 905.967.0428
Toll free: 1.866.454.YRFN (9736)
Fax: 905.967.0097
email: 4moreinfoyrfn.ca

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