At the Nov. 19 Taste of Huron event, Growing Taste of Huron, Libro Credit Union presented a donation to Community Futures Huron.
From left to right, Richard Wotherspoon & Donna Taylor of Libro Credit Union, Paul Nichol & Joan Brady of Community Futures Huron, and Marty Rops of Libro Credit Union.
The Board and staff of Community Futures Huron wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Libro Credit Union for their generous support of the Libro Regional Food Hubs initiative. This $60,000 contribution from the Libro Prosperity Fund will help establish a permanent network of food hubs that will aggregate, market and distribute the bounty of fresh and healthy food products from Huron County farmers and processors.
Growing Taste of Huron
As a strong agricultural producer within the province of Ontario, culinary tourism and agriculture has been a major pillar within the Huron County economy for many years.
Local food has been a marketed product within the area for over 20 years. During the past six years it has become clear that a focus on making sure local food and drink businesses are ready for tourists and locals should be a priority.
In the summer of 2015 four associations partnered together to start the Huron Local Food and Drink strategy, which had goals of assessing the local food landscape in the area, partnering chefs together, partnering drink related businesses together and forming next steps.
The consultants delivered the final report in the summer of 2016. In March of 2017 Huron Community Futures received word that phase two of the Huron County Food and Drink strategy (Taste of Huron) would continue thanks to a Fed Dev grant and money from Huron Tourism Association. Would you like to read more? Click here and download the report.
Libro Prosperity Fund – Scaling up the Huron County Food System
Outlines a vison for an economically viable, diverse and ecologically sustainable food system that enriches life within the County while protecting our precious natural resources.
Part of the Plan:
- Expand existing and develop new distributions channels and opportunities for improved accessibility;
- Improve local food processing and employment capacity of Huron County;
- Improve local food skills and education;
- Encourage sustainable production of local food.
To read more, download the report here.