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A Popular First Impressions Community Exchange is Now Available for Local Food

OMAFRA’s Local Food First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) program, allows communities to gain a fresh perspective on how their local food assets are seen through the eyes of first-time visitors. A FICE program means that:

  • Two communities are matched based on similarities (e.g., major sectors or population)
  • Each community recruits a group of volunteers to act as visitors
  • Those volunteers are trained by OMAFRA staff to conduct the visit
  • The visitors record their findings about the partner community
  • Observations are presented to each community
  • Action plans are created based on the feedback gathered

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