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1 TOWN HALL Community Food Hub Feasibility & Community Signage A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont

2 Presentation by J. Alex Gibson A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont Director of Economic Development North Stormont

3 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont FOOD HUB - What is a food hub? - How will it benefit the community? - How will it benefit agro and artisan producers? - What we are doing to ensure quality? - How will our project work? SIGNAGE - Standard signs - Signage policy - Different sign designs

4 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont What is a Food Hub? FOOD HUB Food hubs are broadly defined as facilities that manage the aggregation, storage, processing, distribution or marketing of locally and regionally produced food. They fulfill from one to all of these functions and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

5 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont Centralized source for local food (from farm to table) Amalgamate all food from across the region (Eastern Ontario) Quick and easy access through technology Source food for our area (lack of ‘grocery’ store) FOOD HUB How will it benefit the community?

6 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont FOOD HUB How will it benefit Agro and Artisan Producers? Sales will help supplement slow seasons Promote the region as a “food region” Greater sales base (increase the distribution to industrial sector) Help with food labeling process, and other items Promote their “brand” and product

7 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont FOOD HUB Working with organizations who are developing similar projects and focus on Ag related items (Agri Food Network, OMAFRA, etc) Contacting current food hubs (see best practices, how they developed, etc) Gaining public opinion and feedback (vendor feed back also) Looking at which options would fit best in the area What are we doing to ensure quality?

8 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont FOOD HUB Direct sale – selling the products to consumers/ restaurants, etc Direct meal sale – preplanned meals that have all locally sourced items Community kitchen to help mass produce items (for vendors) Community kitchen cooking lessons Events and tutorials to help garner further interest in local food Promote SD&G and PR as a Food Region How will our food hub work?

9 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont SIGNAGE Standard signs for items (tourism info, community center locates, etc) Signs will have our branding on them and will help identify North Stormont related highlights Work with other community partners to incorporate Standard Signs

10 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont SIGNAGE Rules and regulations for what can go on our signs Ensure that signage is not cluttered or sloppy Set of regulations which will help enforcement Signage Policy

11 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont SIGNAGE Different Sign Designs

12 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont SIGNAGE Thank you for your time today! If you have any questions please ask them now!

13 A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont A good place to grow… The Corporation of The Township of North Stormont Find us on… #NSTORMONTBIZ Township of North Stormont (613) ext. 233


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