Fireweed Food Co-op Values Statement
TO UPHOLD FIREWEED'S VISION
A resilient, democratic, sustainable and just regional food system for all.
TO UPHOLD FIREWEED'S MISSION
To reduce barriers to, and increase participation in, the local food system for all people from producers to eaters.
In order to achieve our vision and mission, we will strive to…
1. Develop exciting spaces for producers and consumers of local food to gather, connect and learn.
2. Create cooperatively owned economic infrastructure that reduces barriers to local producers in their desire to access market opportunities.
3. Strive towards supporting, promoting and scaling up regenerative, sustainable agriculture to help address the climate crisis in our region.
4. Work on a structural and community level to increase quality food access for all Manitobans.
& TO RESPECT THE ADDITIONAL VALUES as stated below:
Fireweed Food Co-op tries to reduce barriers for businesses and vendors who are underrepresented in the local food/farmers' market industry and ensure that queer, BIPOC, and folks with disability are especially welcome into our spaces. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any form and reserve the right to revoke the membership of anyone who does not respect this policy.
Fireweed Food Co-op supports a movement towards a living wage for all food and farm workers that will build equity in our communities and provide opportunities for marginalized groups to more actively participate in the sustainable success of the local food economy. Want to learn more about a living wage in Manitoba? Visit "Fight For $15 & Fairness Manitoba".
Fireweed Food Co-op acknowledges our work is done primarily on Treaty 1 territory, the lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew (Cree) and Dakota Nations, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation. We recognize the role agriculture has played in separating people from their historic food systems. We are encouraged by the many community-led initiatives to restore Indigenous food systems & hope to support these efforts in our ongoing work. We encourage members and vendors to learn more about the history of food & colonialism in Canada.