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West Island

Food Hub


About the West Island Food Hub

The West Island Food Hub is a project focused on the design and operation of physical infrastructure, shared equipment and joint management tools ensuring the primary functions of aggregation, storage and distribution for producers located in the West Island of Montreal.

Our vision


Ultimately, a network of interconnected logistical food hubs will guarantee better efficiency of logistical flows (goods, information and money). Thus, local food supply chains are well structured and financially viable. This contributes to making healthy food from local agriculture accessible to people experiencing food insecurity in Montreal.

Our objectives


The project aims to demonstrate that a logistical food hub can be managed collectively and meet some of the common technical needs of several businesses in agricultural production while fulfilling the vision.


What is a food hub ?

A logistical food hub ensures, among other things, the aggregation and distribution of local foodstuffs. It strengthens the competitiveness of the local agri-food sector to better serve all the actors in the food value chain, from production to consumption.

The different functions of a hub :

Aggregation
Refrigerated storage
Primary processing
Marketing


Distribution
Optimization

Logistic optimization

The objective of a hub is to better serve all stakeholders in the supply cycle, from the farm to the consumer's plate. These are collaborative projects with innovative business models that focus on the positive economic, social and environmental impacts of their activities.

Our latest activities

Pilot projects and the development of innovative logistics solutions

This spring, the Collectif Récolte focused its efforts on all the projects of the Local and Integrated Food System in Montreal, and more specifically on two pilot projects of the West Island Food Logistics Pole (PLAODI). The first involves testing out a collective marketing scheme, which aims to provide institutions with food produced by farms

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AT THE ORIGIN
OF THE PROJECT

The project emerged from a critical need for refrigerated storage and primary processing infrastructure and equipment by Regroupement Partage and D-Trois-Pierres to deploy the Cultiver l'Espoir program and increase the quantity of vegetables distributed to citizens experiencing food insecurity.

Contact us

Are you an agent of change? Do you feel compelled by the project?
Would you be interested in collaborating?

Agricultural producer from the island of Montreal or the surrounding area

Community organization on the island of Montreal

Health, education and early childhood institutions

Contact us at salim@recolte.ca

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