EDI has provided a letter of support to the Island Roots Market Cooperative (IRMC) for their funding applications to build an indoor, year-round market in Nanaimo that will help local growers and artisans from Central Vancouver Island to distribute their products more effectively. The environmental, social and economic advantages of local food security are well documented. The proposed facility will provide vendors and customers more opportunity to realize these benefits. As a member of the local business community, we appreciate the efforts of IRMC to advance this important project. Please visit the IRMC Website for more information about this exciting community endeavor.