Carolyn Herriot, one of B.C.’s top organic gardening gurus and author of The Zero-Mile Diet: A Year-Round Guide to Growing Organic Food and its companion book, The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food, is touring the Kootenays!
Join her for a discussion about the joy and importance of sustainable eating on Thursday, September 5 at the Creston Valley Public Library, 531 – 16th Avenue South. For more information please call the library at 250-428-4141.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has come up with a new definition of the word “local” that has left many folks scratching their head.
The old definition meant that food had to be produced within 50 kilometers of where it is sold — or at least in the same or a relatively close municipality to be considered “local.”
Under the new definition of “local,” any food produced in BC within 50 kilometers of the provincial or territorial borders qualifies as “local” within the province. This means that blueberries from Jasper are now considered “local” in Vancouver.
The question now becomes — does the BCAFM support this new definition? The BCAFM Project Coordinator Georgia Stanley says the BCAFM “does not yet have a public position on the CFIA’s definition. The board is in the process of discussing this topic and they will share their position with members once a policy has been approved.
Buy Local Eat Natural is sponsoring the first ever local foods awards for BC! Watch this video, then click over to their site and nominate Creston Valley producers, restaurants, wineries, and stores to their contest.
Let’s put the Creston Valley on the map!