Fostering vibrant, resilient, connected and sustainable food and farm co-operatives

What's the LFFC?

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The LFFC is an incorporated not-for-profit co-operative that specializes in organizing and development support for food and farming co-ops in Ontario. We provide training, online and in-person capacity-building, and coordinate peer-to-peer support among our 75+ member co-ops across the province.  Join today to access our support network!

9th Annual Assembly

The LFFC 9th Assembly will be held in Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre Schomberg from March 19th to 20th 2017. The assembly brings together co-operative managers, farmers and food system developers to learn from each other. 

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Six Good Reasons to Become a Member

This garden of reasons should convince you that the LFFC delivers the help and community you need.

There is no need to recreate the wheel.  Our Tools Library is available for all our members, to learn and develop the processes, training and guidance they need to be successful businesses and to achieve their mission. Learn More

There is no need to recreate the wheel.  Our Tools Library is available for all our members, to learn and develop the processes, training and guidance they need to be successful businesses and to achieve their mission.

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It's difficult to keep track of all the news that's happening in the blossoming world of organic co-ops. We winnow out the most important, targeted news and share it with our members.   Learn More

It's difficult to keep track of all the news that's happening in the blossoming world of organic co-ops. We winnow out the most important, targeted news and share it with our members.
 

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A single co-op can only do so much, but by working with a network of co-ops the LFFC can make projects, events research and change happen faster and more effectively.   Learn More

A single co-op can only do so much, but by working with a network of co-ops the LFFC can make projects, events research and change happen faster and more effectively.
 

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Co-op members are a part of a thriving farm, retail and distribution network. We help our members connect with each other so they can get the maximum value from the products they sell, grow and exchange. Learn More

Co-op members are a part of a thriving farm, retail and distribution network. We help our members connect with each other so they can get the maximum value from the products they sell, grow and exchange.

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We offer a host of webinars, in-person training sessions and other learning opportunities. Plus we're a focal point for co-ops to share their openings, special events and celebrations.    Learn More

We offer a host of webinars, in-person training sessions and other learning opportunities. Plus we're a focal point for co-ops to share their openings, special events and celebrations. 
 

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Our "Ask an Expert" blog allows members to ask questions and get answers from other members and sector experts. And, our P2P Mentorship Program lets experienced sector leaders to share their knowledge. Learn More

Our "Ask an Expert" blog allows members to ask questions and get answers from other members and sector experts. And, our P2P Mentorship Program lets experienced sector leaders to share their knowledge.

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Okay, now are you in? Great, here's how to get these benefits of membership.