First We Eat

Putting food security to the test 300 km south of the Arctic Circle, filmmaker Suzanne Crocker banned all grocery store food from her house. She fed her family only food that could be hunted, foraged, fished, trapped, grown or raised around Dawson City, Yukon. Add to the mix three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar, and let them stew for one year at -40°. Suzanne’s personal journey quickly expanded. First Nation and off-grid farmers with no road access all shared in her common goal: a community celebration of the surprising bounty that the North can provide. What is your foodprint?

IMPACT GOALS People begin asking where their food comes from, and where they might find that food if the grocery store runs out. Increase the accessibility of local food - make it easier to find, easier to get, and affordable. Large organizations - public and private - prioritize sourcing local food in their procurement practices.