Fireweed Food Co-op Values Statement

I AGREE

TO UPHOLD FIREWEED'S VISION
A vibrant urban space that connects local, sustainable food communities in Manitoba 
   
TO UPHOLD FIREWEED'S MISSION 
To provide access to an urban market for small producers, while simultaneously encouraging consumers to purchase food that reduces the ecological footprint of our food system. In order to achieve our vision and mission we will strive to…  

1.  Create an exciting urban space for producers and consumers to gather and connect 
2.  Provide local, small producers with access to a farmers’ market, as well as a storage and sales facility  
3.  Support local, small producers in their desire to access market opportunities 
4.  Reduce the ecological footprint of Manitoba’s food system 
5.  Encourage sustainable, local, organic production 
6.  Commit to co-operative principles   

& 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.

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We are a community service co-op spearheaded by community stakeholders to connect buyers and sellers of local food.