Community Supported Agriculture: The Harvest Moon Local Food Initiative
“Farming with a Face on It”
The Harvest Moon Society’s Local Food Initiative is a Manitoba based marketing collective that helps farmers market their products – beef, poultry, pork, fresh vegetables, and grains – directly to consumers in the area.
The Harvest Moon Society is about more than marketing. Education and celebration are important elements of their organization. They advocate for sustainable food systems through education about production methods and land use. They create linkages between rural and urban citizens through exchanges, retreats, and workshops. But the best part might be the pot-lucks, the annual Harvest Moon Festival, and other grassroots initiatives that unite and empower communities.
For more information about the work and activities of the the Harvest Moon Society, please visit their website.
Images courtesy Colin Anderson and the Harvest Moon Society