Local Food Purchasing Campaign

TEA Petition Succeeds, telling Council that Toronto needs Local Food!

*UPDATE!* On Thursday July 14th, Council voted for Local Food, again! 

On Tuesday June 28th 2011, Toronto's Government Management Committee refused to adopt a local food procurement policy. 

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Victory! City Council says yes to Local food, again

On July 14th, 2011, City Councillors voted almost unanimously to continue buying local food for city-run daycares and seniors’ homes.

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Prominent Food Industry Players Urge City Council: ‘Don’t Kill Support for Local Food’

For Immediate Release 
July 12, 2011

Toronto: A broad cross-section of prominent food service industry representatives delivered an open letter to the Mayor and Councillors today with a powerful message: please do not kill the City’s Local Food Procurement policy.

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June 28, 2011: City Poised to Kill Support for Local Food

Toronto: Late this morning a City of Toronto committee refused to adopt a policy that would direct City staff to buy local food, when appropriate, instead of imported food that may come from thousands of miles away. (TEA Press Release)

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October 30, 2008: Toronto Council says “Yes!” to Local Food and Farmers

Toronto City Council adopted a new policy that will have the City dramatically increase its purchase of local food for its daycares, shelters and seniors’ homes over the next few years. 

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Local and Sustainable Food Procurement

On October 30th 2008, City Council unanimously adopted a local food procurement policy and implementation plan.

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2,000 Local Apples to City Councillors

Farmers and Torontonians Call on City to Buy Local Food

Children from local day cares deliver apples in wagons to Councillors’ Offices.

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Farmers' Letter to City Council

October 8, 2008

Dear Toronto City Councillors,

On October 21st the City’s Government Management Committee has the opportunity to help Torontonians, the environment, and Ontario’s farmers. How?

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September 16, 2008: TEA Campaign to Send Bushels of Local Apples to City Hall

Today TEA launches an innovative petition campaign to get City Hall to buy local and sustainable food for its daycares, shelters, and seniors’ homes.  The campaign addresses the City’s year-long delay of a local procurement policy.

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