Why We Care About Food Systems
What we eat, where it comes from, how it is produced, processed, packaged, marketed, and then eventually disposed of, are all threads of the interconnected food systems web. It is estimated that globally, the food system contributes as much as half of all human-produced greenhouse gas emissions; strengthening our local food system is an essential part of tackling climate change!
Moreover, food self-reliance is identified as a key climate change strategy in BC. Squamish’s food system faces local challenges including increased risks of flooding, wildfire, and drought, development pressure on agricultural land, dependency on imported food, and population growth.
Our food systems team is working literally from the ground up, taking bold actions with resounding impacts on our environmental, social, and economic health!
Our Strategic Priority
Create a resilient food system where all members of Squamish have access to enough nutritious, safe, ecologically sustainable, and culturally appropriate food at all times.
Increase civic engagement in food systems through community gardens, food literacy workshops, and educational programs and events, whilst cultivating partnerships at the local and regional level to influence policy.
Our Ongoing Projects
Useful Food Resources
Local Food Producers
Here is an extensive list of the food producers in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Support local!
Food Asset Map
Try out our interactive Food Asset Map that showcases all of the food assets in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.