Seasonal Eating

PRESSFEST 2018

Save the date! This epic annual community juicing event returns to Slocan Park Hall this September 30 for a SUNDAY-FUN-DAY  you don’t want to miss. Last year over 500 people came out to take in all the events of the day, expect bigger and better offerings this year! Community Fun Day will include: LIVE MUSIC…

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ROOT CELLAR TOUR

TOUR LOCAL ROOT CELLARS OR TAKE A STELLAR CULINARY CLASS 2 DIFFERENT CLASSES – BOTH ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARCH 11 BOTH CLASSES WRAP UP WITH A SHARED ROOT CELLAR MEAL   ROOT CELLAR TOUR Are you dreaming about building a root cellar? This tour should inspire you & help inform some design decisions. We’ll load…

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Bridging the Gap: Creating Access to Local Food During the Winter

Summertime in the West Kootenay’s brings an abundance of fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables. People in our communities flock to nearby farmer’s markets or roadside market stands on a weekly basis for their dose of local nutrition. Eating food grown closer to home has become common practice for many here, and so it isn’t…

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5 Top Tips for Eating Locally and Having Fun Whilst Doing So.

Eating locally seems to be the in thing this year. The BC government is even giving out grants to communities in order to up local purchasing. This is great news for small farmers as it expands their customer base and brings their product to a larger audience. But what is eating local? If you’re new…

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How To Grow a Winter Kitchen Garden

Winter is a time of snowstorms, movie nights by the fire and … fresh, homemade salsa? Well, sure. Why not? At least, it can be for those who apply their green thumb to indoor vegetable gardening. With a little gear and know-how, a wide variety of fresh produce can be successfully grown throughout the winter,…

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Nelson council urged to address food security

Nelson city council recently received a report on food security that urges them to consider lifting bylaws that ban backyard chickens and bees. The report includes a number of recommendations, including planting fruit and nut trees in public parks. “Nelson still faces many food security challenges,” reads the report, prepared by Nelson Food Cupboard coordinator…

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Food prices set to rise faster than inflation next year

The price of food is going to go up faster than the overall inflation rate and vegetarians won’t be spared the bite to their wallets, one of Canada’s biggest agricultural schools says. The Food Institute at the University of Guelph in Ontario put out its annual report on food prices Tuesday, and it predicts prices for…

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Katrine Conroy on the ALR

Thank you for your letter regarding the proposed changes to the ALR in Bill 24. I have strongly opposed Bill 24 in the Legislature. My husband and I have farmed in Pass Creek on ALR land for over 36 years. We both farm the land and also raise purebred polled Hereford cattle. As a farming…

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The Full Cycle Food Program

The Full Cycle Food Program is a one-semester immersion program starting Feb 2015 at Crawford Bay School for 17 awesome youth in grades 10-12. Students from BC, Canada, and the wider world are all encouraged to apply and will be billeted with local families from February 2015 till the end of June 2015. Over the…

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