The MPP for Timmins James Bay is looking into ways communities along the James Bay coast will be able to grow their own food over the winter months.
Gilles Bisson says he met with the Produce Marketing Association last week to see how they can reduce the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables for some of these communities. Bisson says this would be a huge step as the cost of shipping fresh food up there is not cheap.
He says in some of these communities residents are paying three to four times more at the grocery store than we are. Bisson says he’s starting to gather some information right now to see how these communities could grow their own food hydroponically over the winter months. Bisson says this could also create some local business opportunities.
The MPP says they are still in the early stages of discussions and if anyone or any organizations are interested in being part of this discussion to feel free to send him an email.