Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Looking for New Board Members for Key Positions

If you are passionate about the local food movement, then consider joining our board.
If you are interested please make application to Shelly Rahme, Chair of the Near North Locavores by sending an e-mail to

Friday, March 26, 2010

Michael Pollan's new book: Food Rules: An Eaters Manual

Watch this video from ForaTv: Michael Pollan, one of the best-known names in food-related issues, offers a guide about health and food. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a set of memorable ideas for eating wisely. Many of them are drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is for people who would like to become more mindful of what they are eating.Pollan is the author of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire. The event took place in San Fransico on January 23, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Near North Locavore's Annual General Meeting, Tuesday March 16, 2010 at the North Bay Public Library, 5-8pm

Please, Join us at our Annual General Meeting, Tuesday March 16, 2010 at the North Bay Public Library (downstairs in the auditorium) from 5-8pm.
E-mail us at for a copy of the agenda

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A few photos from the seed exchange

Hi Everyone:
We have added a few photos to our blog from the seed exchange which took place earlier today (Saturday Feb. 27, 2010) at Discovery North Bay Museum 100 Ferguson St.
Check out the article on the North Bay Nugget at:

Thanks to all who volunteered and who participated in the event: Near North Locavores, Heritage Gardeners, Master Gardeners, The North Bay Horticultural Society, City of North Bay Waste Managemnt Department, Phelps School Community Garden, Vested Interest, Greening Nipissing, Pie Bird Bed & Breakfast, Hibou Boutique and Golden Beef.
Photos are copyright of Michael Puccini, thanks Michael for letting us use them for the blog.
We look forward to a bigger and better event next year!

Door Prizes and Winners:
Thanks to all the donors of door prizes for this event.
  • The Cottage Gardener's Container Garden Heirloom Seed Collection donated by the Near North Locavores was won by Elspeth A.
  • A second Cottage Gardener's Container Garden Heirloom Seed Collection deonted by the Near North Locavores was won by Kevin B.
  • The Jiffy Heated Greenhouse donated by the North Bay Heritage Gardeners was won by Maryanna N.
  • The Seed Keeper binder donated by Pam H to the Heritage Gardeners for the event was won by Maureen R.
  • The Spring bulb container garden donated by the North Bay Horticultural Society was won by Kim M.
  • The Haworthia faciata houseplant donated by the North Bay Hortcultural Society was won by Muriel A.
  • The Cactus houseplant donated by the North Bay Horticutural Society was won by Charles D.
  • The large Kleeen Kanteen donated by Hibou Boutique was won by Nicole D.
  • The Green ball cap donated by Greening Nipissing was won by Andrea D.
  • The T-Shirt Donated by Greening Nipissing was wn by Vicki A.
  • The Cook Book donated by the Phelps School Community Garden w won by Charles G.
  • The Turtle and Hannah's story donated by Vested Interest was won by Liz L.
  • The Concert Tickets and Soggy Creek Seeds donated by PieBird Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay was won by Marg G.

Congratulations to all the winners and we hope you to see you all next year!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Near North Locavores and Heritage Gardeners Host a seed Exchange Saturday February 27, 2010 from 2-4pm

On Saturday February 27, 2010 from 2-4 pm, The Heritage Gardeners and the Near North Locavores are hosting a “Seedy Saturday” at the Discovery North Bay Museum in the upper gallery. Admission to this event is free.

Come and trade seeds with others or purchase them from our seed exchange table for a nominal fee if you have none to trade. You may also purchase seeds from local independent growers or commercial seed booths. Learn how to start seeds and how to save seeds for next year. Ask questions of a Master Gardener; learn more about local gardening and environmental groups. Learn about the local food movement or purchase some local food. There will also be some environmentally friendly products available for purchase from local vendors.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Food, Inc. is Screening in North Bay!

If you are a person in Northern Ontario that is concerned about food and farming, you definitely won't want to miss this!

Food, Inc. is going to be screening in North Bay's Galaxy Cinema on Wednesday October 21st, 2009 at 7:30 pm. The show is being hosted by North Bay Film {go check out their webby for other awesome movies coming to town!}.

This blurb is from North Bay Films info page about Food, Inc.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

And here is a trailer: