North Shore Table Matters

Economic Vitality

Local food enterprises enhance the local economy. Every step of the food system – from food production to processing, retail, preparation, consumption, composting and repurposing – presents opportunities to strengthen the economy.

We strive to:


  • support the local food sector’s growth and development;
  • attract and promote innovative and viable food-centered enterprises; and
  • create jobs in our community by encouraging local food enterprise.

The Edible Garden Project’s Loutet Farm illustrates the Food Charter’s 4th principle by showing us how local social enterprises in growing and selling produce to the local community provides sustainable commerce model in an urban neighbourhood. To learn more, check out Loutet Farm.