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A fresh take on food shopping

Welcome to Niagara’s Food Economy.

United by Nature

Discover Niagara’s true roots by exploring its agricultural footprint. Learn how the food system connects us all and how you fit in. Truth? Niagara is one of the best places in the entire country to grow food. We are very fortunate.

Food Fed Forward

My Local Connection makes access to healthy food easy, convenient, and safe for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our community. We offer five ways to get involved in helping us grow a local food system that supports all of us. Because #everyoneeats.

A fresh take on food shopping

Your purchase helps to provide produce to various organizations across the region. Currently, fresh vegetables  are provided weekly to Roots of Justice/the Caremongering group in Hamilton, the Soup Kitchen in Niagara Falls, Beyond the Streets in Welland, Chippawa Lions Club, Strive Niagara, Quest Community Health Centre, The Dream Centre, Tree of Stars, and Battlefield Church.

Give to Grow

Join My Local Connection’s mission to build local food security into our communities.

Everyone eats. But not everyone has access to affordable, healthy food. We are changing that dynamic with an inclusive, sustainable food system that connects local farmers and food producers with people who shop and who share. #givetogrow #shopandshare

Join My Local Connection

My Local Connection is dedicated to strengthening the food economy in Niagara and beyond and everything starts with growing our own food! What follows is so much more. Collaboration is key. When we work together everything gets easier. We feed off each other’s success, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. Find out how.

The MLC Club

Your MLC Club membership helps us build local food security. Membership fees are used to increase our purchasing power so we can buy more from local farmers and support their efforts. It also helps us fund healthy food programs for people in our communities who need support. Discover the benefits to MLC Club membership.


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