From farm to fork with Creston food truck

July 12, 2014

by Kristen Mitchell originally published on kootenaybiz.com Creston, B.C., has a new food truck bringing delicious local food to eager customers. Fork, owned by Maria Aryan, can be found weekly at the Creston farmers market, with plans to expand hours as the season rolls on. The menu includes a breakfast sandwich, chicken or pulled pork…

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Growing a local farmers market

July 10, 2014

The Creston Valley Farmers’ Market has established itself as an important economic mainstay in an agricultural area by Kristen Mitchell  originally posted on kootenaybiz.com People are craving connection—real connection,” said Jen Comer. She’s the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market. “They’re wanting to meet the people who are behind their food and who are…

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CPR spray program Kootenays

June 15, 2014

Below is a copy of the letter sent to the operators of the CPR Spray Program, to which no response has been issued at this time: Re: CPR spray program Kootenays The Kootenay Local Agricultural Society (KLAS) is very concerned about CPR’s proposed spray program in the Kootenays. KLAS is a farmer-driven, non-profit organization whose…

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BCS walking tractor workshop

June 10, 2014

18 farm folk participated in this Monday nights, walking tractor workshop! The BCS tractor is an essential component of the KLAS tool library, and KLAS members wanting to rent this equipments are required to participate in a hands on workshop to gain a solid foundation of how to safely use the equipment. “This ain’t no…

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BILL 24 update from Michelle Mungall

June 10, 2014

Your email was one of the thousands that my colleagues and I have received over the past few months in support of the ALR. We also received tens of thousands of signatures on petitions, overwhelming social media response, as well as resolutions from local governments representing over four million British Columbians – all opposing Bill…

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KLAS tool library now in the Slocan Valley!

May 14, 2014

Small scale farmers, Market Gardeners and Homesteaders, KLAS has dozens of amazing tools to help you grow + preserve more food, and now many of them are located in the central Slocan Valley! KLAS Tools Include: BCS walking tractors with many implements: rotary plow, tiller, flail tiller, rotary harrow, seed broadcaster, brush mower, wood chipper,…

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Seeking Submissions

May 11, 2014

KootenayFood.com is seeking contributors to submit  fresh food + farming news from the Kootenay-Boundry region! Weather you have a food related press release to share, or are interested in an ongoing outlet for your food focused writing, drop us a line. We would love to share your stories and perspectives, right here. Drop us a…

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ALR- KILL the BILL

May 9, 2014

Open Letter to Almost Everybody,   My name is Corky Evans. I garden and farm in the Kootenays of B.C. Many years ago I was the Minister of Agriculture. I do not understand popular culture or electronic communication. I have not learned to do Facebook. What I have been told is that when people find…

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ALR: a message from KLAS

May 9, 2014

The Kootenay Local Agriculture Society (KLAS), which consists of 67 members, including 18 farmers, is deeply concerned that the proposed amendments to Bill 24 still leave farm land divided into two zones (‘Letter blitz forces B.C. government to amend proposed ALR changes,’ 7 May 2014). The Kootenays remains relegated to zone 2 and hence open…

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Local Food is not a Local Food System

May 5, 2014

Vicki was our honored keynote speaker at Farm Food Fork, these are some of her thoughts on the conference; Re-bloged from VickiRobin.com Vicki Robin —  April 14, 2014 My 2010 10-mile diet turned into a blog, then a book, Blessing the Hands that Feed Us, and now a passion not just for promoting “local” as a…

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