LOCAL FOOD GROWERS
Candidates for Council of Wards 5 and 6 were asked to express their feelings about local food producers in the City of Greater Sudbury.
  
RESPONSE FROM CANDIDATES:
   
ROBERT KIRWAN - WARD 5
   

LOCAL FOOD GROWERS

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I am involved in the development of a new Fall Festival that highlights the historical roots of farming in Valley East. We hope to initiate a local farmersí market and encourage residents to purchase produce that is harvested locally. When I am elected I intend to do whatever we can to set up a Valley East Farmers Market for the outlying areas.

While many think that Sudbury is a mining community, the truth is that much of our early success was due to the rich farmland that we have in this area. We can stimulate and develop our rural communities by purchasing their produce, their eggs, milk, meat, poultry, etc. This not only helps the farmer, but also provides good jobs for some of our residents. It is money that stays in the community and is reinvested in the Greater Sudbury Area, not funnelled to other cities.

The next four years will be a time for us to divert more resources to the local farming sector in order to help them thrive for the sake of our overall community health and wellness.

 
OTHER CANDIDATES INVITED TO RESPOND:
  
JOSEPH BERTHOLOT - WARD 5
   
RICHARD LARCHER - WARD 5
  
JOHN LUNDRIGAN - WARD 5
  
KENT MacNEILL - WARD 5
  
FERNAND BIDAL - WARD 6
  
KEVIN BRAULT - WARD 6
  
ANDRE RIVEST - WARD 6
  
RENE LAPIERRE - WARD 6
 
 
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