9 New Programs Chosen in the Coast Bays to Boost Community Food Self-Sufficiency & Security

9 New Programs Chosen in the Coast Bays to Boost Community Food Self-Sufficiency & Security

Many months of fun, hard work have culminated in the creation of 9 new programs in 3 communities in the Coast of Bays that will improve residents' access to healthy, affordable food — from pig & chicken rearing, to community freezers full of donated game, fish, and berries, to community farms that include a plot for the local school, and more, like the heritage rhubarb garden pictured above, that's already produced tasty treats for the whole town.

We’ve Created a New Position to Advance Our Institutional Food Work … And Hired the Right Woman for the Job

We’ve Created a New Position to Advance Our Institutional Food Work … And Hired the Right Woman for the Job

To make the healthy choice an accessible and easy choice for Newfoundlanders & Labradorians, we must ensure the public has access to healthy food in places where many people spend much of their time, like schools, hospitals, and government buildings. Furthermore, these sectors have profound purchasing power: if they bought and served more local food, they'd become serious economic engines and lynch pins for our local food system.

SCOFF Video 1/8: Leo Hearn, Cod

SCOFF Video 1/8: Leo Hearn, Cod

Leo’s family has been fishing for a living for 200 years. His video focuses on preparing fish.  He goes beyond removing the fillets, to showing us all the other goods available from fresh cod that, for too long, were being discarded as waste, including one of Leo’s favourites – the nape – which is a thin slice of belly meat. 

New Skills Served Up: Check Out Food First’s 3 SCOFF-Funded Community Events

New Skills Served Up: Check Out Food First’s 3 SCOFF-Funded Community Events

In late 2017, Food First invited senior groups to apply for funding towards community events that would improve food skills and knowledge, and therefore food security among seniors. Participants learned about things as varied as making their own yogurt from milk, where to buy (and how to pickle) local quail eggs, what’s growing at their local community garden, tips on healthy eating for healthy aging, and plenty more.