The 100 Mile Diet (15 years later), COVID and our Attention for Local Food

Food Action's 100 Mile Diet Challenge (2010) Would you call yourself a ‘locavore’? What does ‘local food’ mean to you? Is it food grown and processed in BC, or perhaps in the Okanagan? Maybe ‘local’ means closer to home still, from the North Okanagan. For many, this year especially, local looks like buying meat and … Continue reading The 100 Mile Diet (15 years later), COVID and our Attention for Local Food

City of Vernon – Economic Development Advisory Committee Presentation

As talk of ‘recovery’ begins, many are curious to know how the agriculture sector has been impacted by COVID. In a presentation to the City of Vernon Economic Development Advisory Committee last week, Land to Table was able to share some of what we are hearing from small-medium scale producers and processors. This included:   Local, … Continue reading City of Vernon – Economic Development Advisory Committee Presentation

Speaker Bio’s for “Building Shared Understanding of Food Access” at the 3rd Annual Forum

Land to Table's 3rd annual forum, Bridging Gaps: Exploring Local Food Access in the North Okanagan, will feature the following speakers in the "Building Shared Understanding of Food Access" session. Find out more about the event, agenda, and register here. Fresh Food in Schools: Melissa Jacobs, Teacher & Dawn Guenette, Seed to Plate Coordinator & … Continue reading Speaker Bio’s for “Building Shared Understanding of Food Access” at the 3rd Annual Forum

Researchers Seek Input to Strengthen Farm to Restaurant Connections

Researchers from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University are seeking public participation to help them understand the demand for local food in Okanagan restaurants. Through to the end of October, Okanagan residents are being asked to complete a 10-minute online survey about their preferences for local food in restaurants. The survey hopes … Continue reading Researchers Seek Input to Strengthen Farm to Restaurant Connections