Muskoka’s Foodshed: A Strategy for Sustainable Local Food in a Creative Rural Economy

Visioning workshops and surveys undertaken by the District Municipality of Muskoka indicated an importance for local food and agriculture within the region. Promoting agriculture and local food production are amongst the top priorities of the District. The existing practices, products and industries all help to shape a small, but vibrant food culture within Muskoka. The District approached the research group to create a foodshed strategy; the overall strategy will promote and facilitate a stronger local food system, while supporting existing local food and creative economy practices.

Students: Byron Pappas, Charlotte Oates-Mallette, Evan Gelman, Julian Howatt, Kieran Reid, Marco Colturi, Michael Poos, Rohan Lilauwala, Shannon Kaloczi, Victoria Lemieux