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Fundy Geopark Promotes Local Food Branding
Bill Martin
/ Categories: News, Climate

Fundy Geopark Promotes Local Food Branding

A GEOfood initiative with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is further proof of the unique ‘living’ nature of Cumberland’s latest international tourism attraction.

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has adopted the UNESCO local food program to allow local producers and vendors to highlight their products as part of sustainable community development.

The geopark’s executive director says, “We are preparing to roll out the GEOfood program in the spring of 2021 and will soon be hosting a series of information meetings for local producers, harvesters, restauranteurs, grocers, farmers’ markets, and accommodation providers.” Beth Peterkin says, “The more our local people become involved with the place and people that put quality food on their plates, the more they can understand and appreciate the roles of small producers and specific agricultural conditions that make their food possible.”

The GEOfood brand can only be used to identify foods grown, produced or harvested within the local area. This unique branding is also a way to demonstrate and educate how geological conditions impact the quality of food.

The UN sustainable development goals include:

  • achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture
  • ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being
  • ensuring sustainable consumption and production practices
  • conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems; sustainably manage forests, combat desertification; halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss

​The geofood initiative began in Norway and is widespread throughout Europe. The Cliffs of Fundy is the first Geopark in North America to adopt the geofood program. The geofood label and brand are well-known by international travellers. Peterkin says, “We anticipate this to be an excellent marketing tool for our local businesses once worldwide travel resumes.”

For information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark and its local  geosites, tourism packages, and suggested itineraries, visit https://fundygeopark.ca.

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Radio This Week

Event List
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:45 AM

Tory Rushton, MLA for Cumberland South, live on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 8:45 am.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:45 AM

Mark Collins chatting about faith, live on Morning Talk each Thursday at 9:45 am.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Eric MacEwen hosts a special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with unique stories and traditional East Coast music every Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Events This Week

Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Walk and Talk every Monday and Wednesday at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Pugwash Village Commission at the Village Hall.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Baked Fresh Wednesday in support of Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details and to order before Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion, now open on Saturdays.

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