Key marketing services include the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map. We also profile local farms and businesses in our Local Harvest Newsletter and our Local Dish Blog! Foodlink also facilitates an annual marketing workshop for Buy Local! Buy Fresh! farms and businesses which covers issues, trends and opportunities to tap into the growing demand for local food.
Business Development and Networking
Foodlink works to develop the capacity of our farming community and to also create sustainable partnerships connecting all links in the food chain. We provide opportunities for the food industry to connect with local food through various networking events and through our annual Culinary Showcase Taste Local! Taste Fresh!
Social Education and Outreach Strategies
Foodlink is a recognized leader in the local food movement and is frequently sought out as a community resource. Each year, we have the opportunity to share our message with thousands of individuals throughout Waterloo Region via public events and the media. Foodlink participates in health fairs, trade shows, conferences, workshops that provide opportunities to promote local food and farms and their role in a healthy community. We also respond to requests for speaking engagements on our work and the local food movement.