About

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), an initiative of the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, has launched a branding and marketing program in Algoma: Buy Algoma, Buy Local. Currently, the program has over 50 members who are committed to supporting local. Find local producers, processors, farmers’ markets, restaurants, retailers, tours & experiences. 

What we do

Buy Algoma Buy Local connects people with local food and drink in the region. We work closely with our members and participants to create awareness of how much Algoma has to offer from fresh produce, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, maple syrup, honey and so much more. We do this through:

Promotional Materials

Our recognizable brand, look for the Buy Algoma Buy Local logo.This helps customers identify where they can taste local, shop local and experience local in Algoma.

Algoma's Local Guide 2019, a guide to find where you can taste, shop, and experience local in the region. This includes local producers, processors, farmers' markets, restaurants and retailers. You can pick up your copy at various tourist bureaus, information centres and hotels around Algoma.

Marketing

We are continually promoting how you can taste local, shop local and experience local in Algoma. Keep up to date with what is new and exciting with Buy Algoma Buy Local by following us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Events

We are at various community events throughout the year showcasing local food, drinks, products and experiences in Algoma.

Communication Platforms

We've partnered with Ontariofresh (www.ontariofresh.ca) linking food retailers, restaurants, caterers and agriculturally-focused service providers, with local growers, producers, processors and distributors. Find more information on www.ontariofresh.ca

Our vision

Our vision is to create a sustainable value chain in Algoma. 

Values

Build stronger communities 

Grow our local economy 

Reduce our environmental impact 

Know the people behind the product

“There is a power behind local food”

When you buy local, we see a positive change in our community, economy, environment and as individuals.