As the world grapples with environmental challenges, individuals and communities are increasingly recognizing the need for sustainable living, especially in our food choices. The heart of our communities lies in the sustenance we derive from the Earth, and organizations in Edmonton and Calgary are taking significant steps to promote sustainable practices. The Social Mission Commission of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton invites you to explore a variety of businesses and organizations in these cities that champion sustainable food choices, paving the way for a more environmentally conscious future.
Localize (Edmonton): About: Localize is an Edmonton-based organization dedicated to connecting consumers with local, sustainable products. By providing clear labels on grocery store shelves, Localize empowers consumers to make informed choices about the food they purchase.
SPUD.ca (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery – Calgary): About: SPUD.ca is an online grocery store in Calgary committed to providing sustainably sourced and organic products. With a focus on reducing the environmental impact of food delivery, SPUD.ca delivers fresh, ethically produced groceries right to your doorstep.
Farm Fresh Food Hub (Edmonton): About: Farm Fresh Food Hub connects consumers with local farmers, making it easier to access fresh, seasonal produce. By supporting local agriculture, this organization promotes sustainable farming practices and reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation.
Website: Farm Fresh Food Hub
Calgary Farmers’ Market (Calgary): About: The Calgary Farmers’ Market is a vibrant hub for local, sustainable food options. With a focus on supporting local farmers and producers, the market provides a diverse range of fresh, seasonal produce, meats, and artisanal products.
Website: Calgary Farmers’ Market
Edmonton Food Council (Edmonton): About: The Edmonton Food Council is a volunteer-driven organization that works to create a sustainable and resilient local food system. By engaging with the community and advocating for food-related policies, they contribute to a more sustainable and equitable food landscape.
Website: Edmonton Food Council
Avenue Living Communities Community Gardens (Calgary): About: Avenue Living Communities in Calgary fosters sustainable living through community gardens. By providing residents with the opportunity to grow their own food, this organization encourages a connection to the earth and a more sustainable approach to urban living.
Website: Avenue Living Communities
The Organic Box (Edmonton and Calgary): About: The Organic Box is a local grocery delivery service committed to providing fresh, organic produce sourced from local farmers. By supporting The Organic Box, customers contribute to sustainable agriculture and reduce their carbon footprint.
Website: The Organic Box
The organizations listed above are beacons of inspiration in the journey toward sustainable and responsible food choices. By supporting these businesses and organizations, we not only nourish our bodies but also sow the seeds of a more sustainable and resilient future for Edmonton, Calgary, and beyond. Let us celebrate and champion these efforts as we collectively strive for a more sustainable and compassionate world.