One of YYC Growers and Distributors main reason for existence is to help out Calgary with Food Security. This term means different things to different people but the main focus of of Food Security is to ensure our dependency on large scale agriculture starts to diminish. There is so much arable land in and around our fair city of Calgary that there really isn't any reason we can't farm locally.
Food security is built on three pillars:
- Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis.
- Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
- Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and sanitation.