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PRESS FEST : ALL THE JUICY DETAILS

WKPCo-op IS HOSTING THE MOBILE JUICE PRESS AGAIN THIS YEAR! WHAT’S THE SERVICE? Everyone is welcome to bring their own apples &/or pears (fresh-picked non-bruised fruit) for pressing & packaging in shelf stable (retail ready “bag-in-box”) 5L packages. NO MINIMUMS THIS YEAR! Bring a basket or load the truck! * See Small batch info below.…

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FUN DAY SUNDAY SEPT 24th! PRESS FEST + PICKLE PALOOZA RETURN!

3-in-1 FABULOUS FALL FESTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY! The 1st Annual Slocan Park Community Fun Day, The 2nd Annual PRESS FEST, and the 3rd (not exactly annual) Pickle Palooza all together in one place for a full day of Events and Fall Festivities! Bring the Family (and not the dogs), come hungry & ready to…

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Work Bee #1 – A Sweet Success

LOOK AT ALL THOSE JARS! Today was our first official Kootenay Food Work Bee – (Pilot #1) We utilized the bright new space at the Valley Kitchen in Winlaw to bring together 8 volunteers for a four hour canning extravaganza! We helped the WEGCSS (Slocan Food Bank) process a flush of plums taking up precious…

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Grocery Story (a book by Jon Steinman)

DEMOCRATIZING OUR GROCERY STORES Jon Steinman promises a new book about community-owned grocery stores that will change the way you think about your neighbourhood supermarket. Deconstructing Dinner’s Jon Steinman is prepared to begin work on a book that will expose the bottleneck of power that has amassed among of handful of food retailers and will…

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NEW Farm Advisors Program to Support Kootenay Producers!

(Columbia Basin & Kootenay Boundary) – Agricultural producers in the region now have access to a new service offering technical support and expertise to help them succeed. Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors is a free service that is launching this summer. The regional districts of Central Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay have partnered with…

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What is Food Security, anyways? And, What does that Look Like in the Kootenays?

The World Food Programme (WFP) defines food security as existing when all people have adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life. In this definition food security considers three elements: availability, meaning that a sufficient amount of food must be available consistently; accessibility, meaning that people…

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EAT-THE-GARDEN-TOUR : A HUGE SUCCESS!

The West Kootenay Permaculutre Coop (WKPC), the folks behind Kootenay Food, would like to thank everyone who participated in this years EAT-THE-GARDEN-TOUR! It was an incredible day full of fun and festivities. The event included eighteen diverse artisans and food crafters spread out over eleven different gardens and farms. As well as the addition of…

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The Importance of Locally Sourced Food

Originally Published by Rossland News on Thursday June 8th, 2017. In early May, Statistics Canada released the 2016 Census of Agriculture, and Hans Schreier a professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia prepared summary reports for the different regions throughout the province. Schreier’s summary of the Kootenay…

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EAT THE GARDEN TOUR

2017 TOUR GUIDE AND MAP DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE MAP NOW Printed Maps available at sponsor locations UPDATE: * Most locations are now out of maps… but there are some at the Co-op in Slocan Park & Sleep is for Sissies. ** Please note garden #5 is near lemon creek, the address on…

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