Kootenay Business Feature

August 12, 2014

Local farmers and locavores have a new resource—a place to connect and engage with the Kootenay food system. “The objective with Kootenay Food is that we’ve really become a central hub for everything having to do with food and farming in the region,” said Shauna Teare. She’s a Slocan Valley farmer and graphic designer as…

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Hola Local Taco’s

July 23, 2014

The best thing to happen to Kaslo’s food scene since sliced bread (literally), has come along! Just off the main street you’ll find a new taco stand serving up the best street food around, best of all, the ingredients are sourced thoughtfully and with integrity. Local and Organic meats and seasonal veggies make this authentic…

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ALR input time

July 23, 2014

http://engage.gov.bc.ca/landreserve/ The purpose of this site is to provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the potential changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act and to provide input on regulation development. Specifically, the Ministry is looking for guidance on: Some proposed additional activities that could be allowed on farmland in the Agricultural Land…

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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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