Could Toronto Provide 10% of its Fresh Vegetable Requirements from within its own Boundaries? Matching Consumption Requirements with Growing Spaces

Abstract:

Is it feasible for Toronto to produce and market 10% of its fresh vegetable requirements from within its own boundary, without competing with existing Ontario vegetable producers? Using zoning maps, aerial photography and numerous exclusionary/inclusionary criteria to identify potential food production sites across the city and organic vegetable production yields, supply potentials were calibrated against current vegetable consumption estimates for the Toronto population.

Citation:

MacRae, R.J., E. Gallant, S. Patel, M. Michalak, M. Bunch and S. Schaffner. “Could Toronto Provide 10% of its Fresh Vegetable Requirements from within its own Boundaries? Matching Consumption Requirements with Growing Spaces” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 1.2 (2010):105-127.

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Could Toronto Provide 10% of its Fresh Vegetable Requirements from within its own Boundaries? Matching Consumption Requirements with Growing Spaces