The Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op makes it really easy to get the products of local producers into the hands of local consumers and chefs!
We are a multi-stakeholder co-op with both producers and consumers as our members. Our 10-person board of directors, includes producers, consumers, restaurants, retailers, federation of agriculture and municipal representation.
When you buy or sell food through the Cape Breton Food Hub, you are contributing to a more vibrant local food economy and becoming part of an island wide food community!
A healthy food economy that supports a growing diversity of producers and consumers on Cape Breton Island.
The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op Ltd. provides a distribution linkage between local food producers and consumers, creating a more sustainable food system by increasing the viability of local producers while improving access to high quality local food.
What We've Achieved
Consumers increase their local food intake by over 50%
Creation of new jobs in the agriculture sector in Cape Breton
Enable small businesses and farmers to thrive
Increased profit to Food Hub producers 50% higher from year 1 to year 2
Displaced over $200K of imports in its 3 years of operation
Engaged over 40 small food producers and 200 consumers across the island
Increased from 3 distribution zones to 7 in 3 years of operation
Engaged countless community members in food skills workshops, social events and through our newsletter.
Current Food hub staff:
Alicia Lake - Executive Director
Board of directors
The Cape Breton Food Hub is incorporated as a multi-stakeholder non-profit co-operative in Nova Scotia. The Food Hub is also governed by a 10-person board of directors listed below.
Current Board Members:
Jim Mustard - Board Chair & Consumer Member
Wynn MacNeil - Vice Chair & Consumer Member
Alison Giovannetti - Secretary/Treasurer & Consumer Member
Alix Redden - Consumer Member
Len Vassallo - Producer Member
Cory Blundon - Restaurant Member
Kari Easthouse - Producer Member
Peter LeBlanc - Producer Member
Katie MacLeod - Consumer Member
Marilyn MacDonald - Producer Member
The Food Hub is very grateful for a full roster of volunteers who help with all aspects of the operation.