Monday, 9 August 2010

The Cutting Veg highlighted in Toronto Star article

While The Cutting Veg is not (yet?) a member of TorontoTheBetter, I wanted to share the interesting background of this local organic food enterprise...

In City, meet country: Growing food is helps connect urban and rural neighbours, a August 6th, 2010 Toronto Star article , Jess Mclean notes that Daniel Hoffman...

"developed an interest in farming after getting a degree in social work. He wanted to be part of social change.

The venture has what he calls a “quadruple bottom line:” to cultivate social, environmental, economic and personal health through organic agriculture. Part of that includes connecting to consumers directly through Community Supported Agriculture programs.

About 150 residents around the GTA own shares in the Hoffmann farm. Once a week during the harvest, they will use a point system to select their weekly allocation. They meet the people who worked in the fields. They connect with their local farms, Hoffmann said."

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