Levi Lawrence, owner of Real Food Connections, will speak about the local food sector in New Brunswick and his family's experience expanding their company into distribution, manufacturing as well as the traditional retail and wholesale food sectors in an effort to create a space where local food is a convenient and viable option. Also hear a little bit about how they raised their investment from local stakeholders and generally run a collaborative and community-centric business where heavy competition is the norm.
Levi Lawrence, President & Co-Owner, Real Food Connections Ltd.
Levi Lawrence, founder of Real Food Connections, is a cook at heart, a passionate entrepreneur with and a total self confessed food geek.
With 8 years in the food and beverage industry as well as an undergraduate business degree from the University of New Brunswick he has been working
to transform our local food industry in NB since 2010.
Real Food Connections is currently a local food grocery business representing over 130 small and medium scale food producers in Southern NB. They have a grocery store, a web store and offer wholesale distribution to other retailers, restaurants and institutions. Their main priorities are Traceability, Accountability and improving the
food culture and agriculture in NB.
While Levi is the lead entrepreneur for Real Food Connections, his wife Kim and parents Catherine and Bev are full partners and lend structure and practicality to his big ideas.