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Between Farm/Table: Local Food Business/Co-ops

SLF113

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SLF113 - Between Farm/Table: Local Food Business/Co-ops

This online course explores the plethora of local food enterprises emerging across Canada. These enterprises include innovative models such as co-operatives, non-profit partnerships and social enterprise models. We will also look at how more conventional businesses, such as grocery store retailers, restaurants and processors, are incorporating local food options.
Throughout the course modules, you investigate the what, how and why of local food business and infrastructure. We will do this through multiple methods: exploring definitions and models; the historical and socio-economic context; and the mandate and business development of these enterprises within local food systems. Not only that, but you will complete creative and useful assignments on the development of food businesses in your area.
From field to factory to storage room to fork, this subject traces what is necessary to create a strong, vibrant, socially just (and profitable!) local food system.


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