Now That You've Registered

1. Create your profile and help us promote your local food program or business

Complete your online profile by creating an event announcing yourself as a Local Food Challenge Partner! Once you complete your registration, your program or business profile will appear under Where Local?  on the Local Food Challenge website.  In Where Local?  registered participants will be able to easily find and share your program or business.  

Download our “How To?” guide for step-by-step instructions on how to complete your profile.

Tip: Make sure to add your logo, your website address, social media links, and street address so participants can find you.

2. Post events and/or incentives to the website

Consider creating events and/or incentives to encourage participants to (re)discover your local food business or program and/or to choose more local food.  Once you know the details, post your event and/or incentive on the Local Food Challenge website: Login, go to “My Account” and “Post an Event”.  Your event and/or incentive will appear in Events & More.

Download our “How To?” guide for step-by-step instructions on how to post an event or incentive.

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

  • Collaborate with other local food businesses to host a local food meal.
  • Offer a tour of your local food business or initiative.
  • Feature local ingredients or a local food meal in your restaurant.
  • Coordinate a local food tasting or cooking demonstration.
  • Offer a local food or gardening workshop
  • Create a discount or other promotion to clients who mention the LFC.

Tip: Manage your event registration with Eventbrite. Eventbrite allows event organizers to plan, promote, and sell tickets to events (event management) and publish them across Facebook, Twitter, and other social-networking tools directly from the site’s interface.

Lend a hand

1. Spread the word!  Encourage clients and the community to register in the Local Food Challenge

Download our Tools:

Event Logo (EN)

Event Poster (Bilingual)

Newsletter insert (Bilingual)

Partner Invitation (EN)

Tips:

  • Print and display the poster in an area with lots of client “traffic”, such as a front window, on or near your road sign or directly on your menu/price list.
  • Post the event logo on your organization, program or business’ social media pages. Don’t forget to tag our LFC Facebook page and use #eatsdgpr.
  • Use the LFC logo to create a Local Food Challenge button on your organization, program or business’ website.  Remember to hyperlink your button to our page.
  • Print the poster as a flyer and hand them to your customers through your delivery packages or during a purchase transaction.
  • Use your networking skills to tell everyone you know about the Challenge! Encourage clients to register as LFC participants and encourage other local food businesses, programs, and community partners to sign up as a LFC Partner.

2. Share the Local Food Challenge on social media

Help us extend our reach!  Here’s how:

  • Like the Local Food Challenge Facebook page and follow the Twitter and Instagram handle @eatSDGPR.  Use the hashtags #eatsdgpr and/or #mangezprsdg in your messages.
  • Tag the LFC in your Facebook posts about your local food menu, product, and/or event. We’ll gladly re-share your posts on the LFC Facebook page.
    • To tag the LFC: Before you ‘Post’ your message, type “@LocalFoodChallenge” at the end of your message.  Click on “Local Food Challenge” to add the LFC to your message.

Tipfaqss: Set your post to “public” or else we will not be able to share it.  Download our “How-To” Guide for more social media tricks.

Not sure what to write?  Use some of our pre-made messages below.

Message #1: Calling all local food programs and businesses in SDG, PR, and Cornwall & Area! Are you interested in being a partner for the 2016 Local Food Challenge? We will promote your local food business or program on the Local Food Challenge website! Register at hwww.localfoodchallenge.ca #eatsdgpr

Message #2: Do you have a local food program or business in SDG, PR, or Cornwall & Area? We need you to help us make the 2016 Local Food Challenge a success! Find out more at hwww.localfoodchallenge.ca#eatsdgpr

Tweet 1: Calling all local food programs and businesses in SDG, PR, and Cornwall & Area! Register as a Local Food Challenge partner: www.localfoodchallenge.ca

Tweet 2: Do you have a local food program or business in SDG, PR, or Cornwall & Area? Help us make the Local Food Challenge a success! www.localfoodchallenge.ca.

3. Donate a voucher or gift card of a value of $20.00 or more from your local food program or business as a participation prize

Prizes will be awarded to one randomly selected individual who has registered for the LFC by August 12, 2016 (the first day of the LFC) and to randomly selected individuals who have registered for the LFC by August 24, 2016 (24:00).

The number of prizes awarded to participants will depend on the amount of donations.  If you donate a voucher or gift card, your prize will be awarded to a participant from your community (your county or city).   All participation prizes will be distributed on August 28, 2016 during the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival.  Prize winners who are not able to attend the Eastern Ontario Garlic Festival will receive their prize by mail.

**Send a digital voucher by e-mail to sdgprlocalfoodchallenge@gmail.com or mail a gift card to the Social Development Council of Cornwall and area:

Social Development Council of Cornwall and area
26 Montreal Road
Cornwall, ON  |  K6H 1B1

e-newsletter20-20iconDon’t have a personal gift voucher already designed?  Download our Local Food Challenge gift voucher template, fill it out and send it back to us at sdgprlocalfoodchallenge@gmail.com.

We thank you again for your participation in this year’s LFC and are looking forward to working with you to make it a success!