GE Free Kootenays

Over and over polls show Canadians are opposed to genetically modified organisms in their food. People oppose genetic engineering because no long term testing has been done on humans who consume GE foods, because it is hazardous to the preservation of biodiversity in general and contaminates ancient varieties of food crops in particular, and because […]

Celebrating Local

A Personal Journey
I have to confess that I am a late bloomer in the local food scene. I used to listen to Deconstructing Dinner while preparing prawns in lemon grass and coconut milk over jasmine rice (the 7000 mile diet), never thinking that this had anything to do with me and my choices. When it […]

Eat Local All Year Long

Food Prices Too High? Tired of overpriced, under – satisfying meals? Want to have fresh, local food on hand all year-round? It’s not hard to see the value in local, seasonal food, but how does one go about finding it, preparing it, and saving a little money along the way? Check out these ten tips […]

Backyard Chickens

Get involved!
As we start to be more aware of where our food is coming from and attempt to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the movements sweeping the continent is the ‘Backyard Chicken’ craze. What could be more local than going outside to gather fresh eggs for breakfast? According to chicken lovers, chickens are easy […]

Variety: The Spice of Life

By now we are all aware of how locally grown foods are better for the environment, how they use less fuel in transportation and have less packaging, how they spur the local economy, support small scale farmers and their families and how it keeps our dollars in our community. These reasons alone are enough to […]

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Local

1. Locally grown food tastes better – Food grown in your own community was probably picked within the past day or two. It’s crisp, sweet and loaded with flavour. Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles. In a week-long (or more) delay from harvest to […]