Press Release

Kootenay Food PHOTO CONTEST!

KOOTENAY FOOD PHOTO CONTEST! Kootenay Food is seeking submissions for our first ever Farm, Food + Animal Photo Contest! This contest runs from November 1-30, 2017 and we’ve got three great grand prizes to give away to the chosen winner in each category. We are looking for high quality, vivid photographs, in the following categories: Farm –…

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Local Food Producers Celebrate!

Local Food Producers continue to collaborate to strengthen the region’s food producing capacity and bring more local food to grocery stores and your plate. The Kootenay and Boundary Food Producers Co-op (KBFPC) will be hosting a delicious celebration for EVERYONE interested in their work on Saturday November 4th at 5pm at Taghum Hall.  Alyssa Nebel,…

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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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Agricultural Land Use Inventory in RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is located in south eastern BC and is comprised of 11 electoral areas and 9 member municipalities. RDCK completed an Agricultural Area Plan in 2011 with an overarching goal of increasing the quantity and quality of agricultural production in the region1. In the summer of 2016, the BC…

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James Beard Foundation Annouces Denise Cerreta as the Humanitarian of the Year!

James Beard Foundation Annouces Denise Cerreta as the Humanitarian of the Year! Denise Cerreta named as Humanitarian of the Year for 2017 by the James Beard Foundation Denise Cerreta, Founder of One World Everybody Eats, which is an international nonprofit supporting a network of pay-what-you-can Community Cafés that help alleviate hunger, is pleased to announce…

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BC Farmers to get Tax Credit for Food Bank Donations!

B.C. farmers who donate surplus food to food banks, charities and school lunch programs are now able to claim a tax credit, Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick announced on Thursday morning. The credit is worth 25 per cent of the fair market value of the qualifying agricultural product donated to a registered charity by individuals and…

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Fields Forward is Seeking a New Coordinator!

The Creston & District Community Directed Funds Committee is seeking a Coordinator for Fields Forward – a new partnership to support food systems development in the communities from Yahk to Riondel. Term: 3-years, with a 3-month probationary period Type: Part-time contract position (hours to be negotiated) Compensation: To be determined based on qualifications and value…

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Fields Forward: Creston + District Launches Innovative Local Food Partnership

December 2015, Creston, BC – A landscape enhanced by agriculture. A growing food and farm economy. New local jobs. Young people and families settling in the area and contributing to the community. More local food on local tables. Fewer people going hungry. Vibrant rural culture. Community Directed Funds announces its first initiative: Fields Forward For…

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Live Local: Meet the 2015 We Heart Local Award Winner’s!

We here at Kootenay Food are really excited to share that we brought three We Heart Local awards home to the Kootenays’ this year! Congratulations goes out to Havesome Hogs, of the Slocan Valley, for winning Favourite Local Meat / Poultry Supplier; Rossland Beer Company, of Rossland, for winning Favourite Local Brewery; and Miche Warwick, of…

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