GROWERS and MAKERS market

saturdays | may-october

CHRISTMAS market

saturday | dec 14th, 2019 | 10am – 3pm

Gabriola Agricultural Association Co-op

Upcoming Events

Christmas Market | Saturday, December 14, 2019

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Opening of Growers and Makers Market | Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Gabriola Food Charter 2010

Wholesome food needs to be a basic human right.

To help ensure that wholesome food remains available to people on Gabriola, Gabriolans have prepared this Food Charter.

 

The principles can be used as a guide

  • for us as consumers

  • for those who produce our food or help to bring it to our tables

  • for those with authority to make regulations that affect our food

Principles of our Food Charter

Environment/Ecology

We will act to protect, maintain and nourish the integrity of Gabriola’s natural environment. We support responsible growing practices that protect the earth, water and air.

We believe in fostering local, safe and nutritionally superior food systems to reduce negative impacts on our environment, decrease consumption of fossil fuels and lessen packaging waste.

Education

We understand the importance of educating ourselves and our children about the food we eat.

We promote learning about nutrition, growing practices, preparation, storage, seed saving, industry additives, genetic engineering, and the use of local wild foods.

Access

We envision using and preserving the resources in our community: the land, the sea around us, our fresh water, and distribution systems to ensure that Gabriolans have access to safe, locally produced , affordable, fresh and nutritious food.

Celebration/Culture

We value the importance of food and celebration in our island culture, and the integral role that it plays.

We recognize that food brings people together in celebration of community, reflecting our traditional right to share food prepared in our kitchens and using food grown in our own gardens.

Farmstands

Gabriola has an active community of farmers providing us with good local, sustainable food.

Hall Rentals

Agi Hall is available for rental

Blog Posts

Food
Sustainability

How much food do you waste?

Did you know? Canadians waste $31 billion of food every year! And 47% of that food is wasted in the home. The primary contributor to consumer food waste is high expectations—demand for high-quality, aesthetically-pleasing food is a key factor behind the volume of food...

Eating
Local

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