In 2016, hua foundation and Ocean Wise began collaborating on a Chinese restaurant focused project to increase access to local and sustainable food in the Chinese Food Distribution System. For over eight decades, this system has been operating in parallel to the conventional food system with little crossover between business networks.
Through this project, we hope to capture the missed opportunities for our local food systems to work together and celebrate Vancouver’s famously, culturally-diverse food scene through highlighting local and sustainable options. Note: Vegetables are in considered season from May-September, and locally accessible, fresh meats can be found year round depending on sources.
Our partnership will continue to support Floata, their suppliers, and other local businesses within the Chinese community to bring more ocean and environmentally-friendly options to Chinese restaurants.
Other examples of fresh, local, seasonal and sustainable-focused menu optionst for traditional Chinese characters; s for simplified Chinese;
m for Mandarin; c for Cantonese
Do you know a restaurant that might be interested in joining the movement towards serving more local and sustainable food? Contact us! or
Tania Leon 梁 丹 妮
Coordinator, Ocean Wise