To the Women - Farmers, Food System Educators and Advocates: Hi! I know some of you well and some I am just getting to know through Land to Table and during chats at farmers markets (yes, I am still sneaking conversation in as a walk through the taped off lines of the Covid conscious markets). … Continue reading A letter to our “Soil Sisters” (can I call you that?)
L2T 3rd Annual ForumBridging GapsDeep Breaths First of all, we hope this continues to find you safe and healthy! We are feeling very grateful to have held our forum early in the year. When we gathered in early February at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby to explore opportunities for increasing access to healthy local food, … Continue reading Forum Reflections For a New Context
What an intense spring we are all experiencing. As we wrestle with how to create new ways of being at home and in our communities (while keeping our distance, working from home with kids at home, and adapting our businesses to operate during pandemic times) many of us are also experiencing information overload. Land to … Continue reading L2T Thoughts & Resources for Changing Times
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
This is not news… we know that sufficient, safe and nutritious food is critical to the health and well-being of us all. Unfortunately, half a million British Columbians can't afford a basic healthy diet. This was outlined in the Food Costing in BC report (2017) and powerful infographic. Within the North Okanagan, home to around … Continue reading Food Access…Exploring Gaps
Eva-Lena presenting her food system network map. Here’s a fact – food brings people together, especially good and beautiful food. At our open house event on October 29th we had nearly 80 people in attendance, all gathered around a table showcasing some of the best food grown or processed, and lovingly prepared in the North … Continue reading Good and Beautiful Food Brings People Together!
You are cordially invite to the first Land to Table Open House event on October 29th, 6pm to 8pm at the Vernon Art Gallery. The evening will showcase Masters research findings by Eva-Lena Lang, including her map of the North Okanagan food system network. We are excited to host the network for an evening of … Continue reading Land to Table Open House Event
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
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society is assessing the feasibility of increasing agriculture processing and innovation in the Shuswap region by developing a Regional Food Hub. The Food Hub Feasibility Study which is currently underway, includes assessing the needs of local food producers and processors across all sub-sectors of agriculture in the areas of research, processing, … Continue reading Salmon Arm Economic Development Society Wants To Hear From You!
How can we develop a local food system that is prosperous, environmentally sustainable and accessible? Even more, how can we go from talking about doing this, to making it happen? These are just some of the questions that have driven Land to Table, a network of partners committed to building a thriving local food network … Continue reading Community Futures North Okanagan supports food systems network