The Comox Valley Regional District will be offering a free information session for those interested in learning more about the path forward for creating a food hub within the community.
This year, the CVRD completed a food hub feasibility study that identified a business strategy for establishing a food hub based on collaboration with local food industry participants. A food hub offers food entrepreneurs and organizations access to shared-use commercial processing equipment, facilities and specialized services. The CVRD heard from more than 40 businesses, residents, farmers and interested parties regarding the concept. It wants to share updates on the project, what’s next and how the CVRD will continue to support the process.
The session runs from 3 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Register at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/foodhub or call 250-334-6000.
“We are excited to discuss the findings of the food hub feasibility study with the community and chart a path forward,” said Alana Mullaly, General Manager of Planning and Development Services. “Establishment of a stewardship group in the new year to explore implementation of the strategy is an immediate first step. We are hoping interested stakeholders will attend the information session and apply to be part of this group.”
For more information on the Food Hub Feasibility Study, upcoming information session and the stewardship group, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/foodhub