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Best Practices Toolkits

These toolkits are designed to assist community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador who want to start Bulk Buying Clubs, Community Gardens, Community Kitchens, and Farmers' Markets in their communities. They outline key steps and provide a range of tools and supports that will help you organize an initiative that suits your particular group’s needs.

They are based on best practices research drawn from a review of existing reports, resources, and guides, with particular attention to resources from Newfoundland and Labrador. Each includes a bibliography which lists the materials consulted in this review. This research was enhanced by consultations with organizers and participants of these initiatives from across Newfoundland and Labrador and elsewhere in Canada.

They were prepared for FSN in collaboration with the Poverty Reduction Division, Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment and the Health Promotion & Wellness Division, Department of Health and Community Services.

Download the Toolkits:

Bulk Buying Club Best Practices Toolkit

Community Garden Best Practices Toolkit

Community Kitchen Best Practices Toolkit

Farmers' Market Best Practices Toolkit

(Note: since this toolkit was created the province has released new Public Market Guidelines dealing with food safety. Companion handbooks for market organizers and vendors can be found on the Farmers' Market Food Safety page.)

Presentation Series

FSN has created a series of presentations and speaker's notes based on the four Best Practices Toolkits. To find out more and to download the presentations visit the Presentation Series Page.

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