Dear food security enthusiasts: A group of concerned citizens is creating a food production co-operative in the Comox Valley. The Community Created Agriculture Co-op (CCAC) is in the process of acquiring a 56-Acre farm within city limits in Courtenay. In the next few months, we will be setting up the necessary infrastructure to facilitate production, processing, preservation, storage, and delivery of food in the Comox Valley. This includes the purchase of a farm where food can be produced or collected to be delivered to the 300 individuals or families that will participate in the CCAC Food Supply Program. The co-operative will own, house and maintain, farm equipment, cold storage, processing equipment, etc … for the use of the co-op members on a cost recovery basis. Attached is the Vision document that places the project in its context. In fact, the 56-Acre farm is a nursery business that has all the necessary infrastructure such as greenhouses, irrigation, pumps, roads, etc. to be operational at the time we take possession. The intention is to transform this farm into a food producing and processing hub; the nursery business will be phased out in two to three years, utilizing the current inventory to finance the operation and service the debt during the food production ramp up. The CCAC is having a subscription drive to finance the purchase of the farm and the start-up...Read More
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