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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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It’s BC Farmers Appreciation Week! September 12 – 19, 2015.

Celebrate BC farmers and local food September 12th -19th with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets’ (BCAFM) 6th annual Farmers Appreciation Week. Special events will be taking place at farmers’ markets across the province to mark the occasion and the public is invited to join the fun. Along with musical tributes, parades and corn roasts,…

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The ‘We Heart Local’ Nominations Are In: Time to Vote Kootenay!

The nominees are in, and it’s now time to cast your votes! The We Heart Local 2015 Awards are open for voting until September 14th. Winners will be announced on September 15th! There are 15 categories ranging from Favourite Local Brewery, to Favourite Farmers’ Market, to Favourite Local Food Store, and the Kootenay’s have been…

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2015 We Heart Local Awards ~ Time to Nominate Your Favorite’s!

The BC Agriculture Council and We Heart Local have launched the third annual We Heart Local Awards as of Monday August 17th. These people’s choice Awards, which run until September 14th, highlight the most popular food and agriculture businesses and organizations across the province. “The We Heart Local Awards gives people in BC a valuable…

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Farm Food Fork: Raising the STEAKS – The Full Report!

On Friday March 27th, 2015 the West Kootenay Permaculture Coop Association (WKPCA) held the full day Farm Food Fork: Raising the STEAKS conference in Nelson, BC. Farm Food Fork (F3) is an annual conference which brings food professionals and food lovers, from across the Kootenay’s and British Columbia, to an event that acknowledges head-on the…

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NFU disappointed Supreme Court not hearing CWB class action case

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the farmers’ Class Action lawsuit stemming from the Harper Government’s dismantling of the single-desk Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Had the case proceeded, the Supreme Court would have been able to determine whether common law property rights apply to…

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