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Follow Friday: Food swaps

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My mum recently sent me a link to this local blog post about hosting successful food swaps. Ever since I heard about food swaps from Zahra at Rustik Magazine a few months back, I’ve thought that they sounded like a pretty great idea. I have yet to get around to attempting to organize one myself (I’ll let you know if I ever do). If you’re interested in organizing one the blog post above is a great place to start and if you’re in the Halifax area feel free to send an invite my way!


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Follow Friday: Feed Nova Scotia Day

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Today is Feed Nova Scotia Day. It’s an annual event during which the CBC holds a huge fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia. This day makes it exceptionally easy to donate to the food bank. The CBC will be holding a donation drive on the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets (outside their radio building) from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. No food handy? No problem, volunteers will also be accepting monetary donations.

There will be live broadcasts from the location at various times throughout the day. There will also be live musical performances.

Many local CBC stations hold similar food drives around this time of year. Visit http://www.cbc.ca to find out when an event near you will be held.


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Follow Friday: Community Carrot Co-op @CarrotHFX

Everyone deserves the right to have access to affordable and healthy food. Unfortunately, many people for many reasons (e.g. lack of transportation, lack of income, lack of time, etc.) do not have easy access to nutritious food. A group of people in the North end of Halifax are competing for an Aviva Community Grant to support a food co-op in their community. Competing ventures win based on votes from the community. Anyone can vote up to 15 times. If you want to vote for this worthy venture click here. The Aviva profile will tell you more about the Community Carrot Co-op and also provides a link to their facebook page for those of you who are into facebook. For those of you, like me, who don’t do facebook but are addicted to twitter, don’t worry they’re on there too: @CarrotHFX. If you’re not on twitter or facebook (what? Do those people even exist??) you can visit their website: http://www.communitycarrot.coop/

 


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Follow Friday: @eatlocalsource

This Follow Friday goes out to a local business. Local Source is a market and catering company in the North End of Halifax. They sell products from local farmers and producers as well as their own baked goods, salads, and panini sandwiches. They have a small seating area which is perfect for a quiet business coffee date or lunch and you can pick-up ingredients for supper while you’re there.