Local Food & Food Security Home Residents Local Food & Food Security Local Food in Huron Shores The Municipality of Huron Shores has a strong agricultural background and farming heritage. Many local food producers sell their products at farmers’ markets held within the Municipality. Check out these sources: Farmer’s Market every Saturday at the Historic Cordukes/Weber 12-Sided Barn in Sowerby, from June to September CSA Desbarats – seasonal produce box subscriptions and more In addition, many food producers offer farm gate sales and pick your own options. Visit Algoma Food Network Buy Algoma, Buy Local is a branding and marketing program to promote local food and drink in the Algoma region. The program is coordinated by The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), a division of Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, enhancing the agri-food and food sectors in Algoma and northern Ontario. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for upcoming markets! Local Food in Ontario Local food is at the heart of Ontario’s agri-food industry. Click for more. Ontario has a rich history of agriculture and 60% of food produced here is consumed right in Ontario. Buying and supporting local food creates jobs and economic growth, and local food businesses are a major contributor to the province’s economic well-being. Shop local and celebrate Local Food Week the first week of every June. Additional Links: Foodland Ontario Learn about the local foods grown in Ontario, see what’s in season and find recipes. Feast On Find a restaurant near you serving Ontario food on their menu. Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association Find an on-farm market or pick-your-own operation near you to purchase Ontario food. Food Security and Food Banks There are a number of Food Banks accessible to Huron Shores residents. Iron Bridge: Helping Hands Food Pantry Plus7th Day Adventist ChurchIron Bridge Rec. Centre1 Chiblow Lake Rd. (Parking Lot)The 3rd Thursday of each month 1:30-3:30 PM705-843-2398 Friendly Neighbour ProgramPartnered with ADSAB HPP programIron Bridge Lions Club10 Clarissa StMonthly food boxes -delivered705-843-2667 ————————————————————– Thessalon Food BankAnglican Church of the RedeemerPark St. EntranceWednesday’s 1:00 – 2:00PM 705-842-0831 Blind River Food Bank183 Causley St (Hwy 17)Thursday’s 1:00 – 4:00PM705-576-2007 Bruce Mines Food BankUnited Church18 Williams St.Wednesday’s 9:30 – 11:30 AM705-785-3511 If you or someone you know could use support, please share this information and please reach out.If you are seeking to donate to the Food Banks please feel free to contact them directly.