Community Partnership is evident at Forest Dale Home in the community of Riverside-Albert with the non-profit organizations Foods of the Fundy Valley and Shepody Food Bank!
Monthly, the Community Food Smart "bulk-purchasing produce club" meets at Forest Dale Home to pack bags of fresh fruits and vegetables. The club works to improve food security to the citizens of the Alma, Riverside-Albert, Curryville, Lower Cape, New Horton and Harvey communities, who do not have access to a grocery store. The packing is done by volunteers from the various communities served, as well as some of the residents living at Forest Dale Home. Many hands make light work! This service provides fresh food to people of all socioeconomic levels. Forest Dale is happy to partner, providing a room and the opportunity to share our home with the local communities - it is a great social time for everyone!
This spring Foods of the Fundy Valley and the Shepody Food Bank led the build of the Riverside Community Garden. This project is largely supported by a generous grants that Shepody Food Bank received from Food Banks Canada, Community Food Action Grant and the Compass Group. The Forest Dale Home, also one of the main partners, has provided the land and water for the garden along with much other support. The garden plots are used by local citizens, residents’ families, staff and the Shepody Food Bank. Foods of the Fundy Valley with volunteers from the United Way Day of caring, also helped establish perennial flower beds, a large rhubarb patch, raised strawberry gardens with easy access for those in wheelchairs and a cucumber trellis which provides shelter from the sun for the seniors. Partnering of 4 groups to provide service!
Food of the Fundy Valley regularly hosts educational sessions for its members and the general public at the Forest Dale Home. Residents enjoy attending the sessions and sharing their knowledge from past experiences. This partnership ensures their experience is retained and shared with the younger generations.
Food, Farming & Fishing
Connecting Albert County celebrates the healthy and delicious food harvested in rural Albert County, including seafood, meat, poultry, wild and cultivated vegetables, fruit and herbs.
We make it easier to find local food by listing the details about farmers’ markets, lobster seasons, and other food-related news. We also profile local fishermen, farmers and cooks in our newsletter so that you can to know the people who grow, catch or prepare your food.
For more information on local food production, see Foods of the Fundy Valley.
We welcome comments to our blog postings. Please provide your email address and name with your comment, and respect our content guidelines.
|Connecting Albert County||
food, farming and fishing