Archive for Year: 2019

Market coupons aim to give less fortunate local food access

The system, to be administered by Direct Farm Manitoba, is modelled on a system British Columbia has had since 2007 A program that would give farmers’ market coupons to low-income families will help people and build a market for small food producers, Direct Farm Manitoba says. “I believe this...

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Summerland’s Sharing Stand takes in more than 2,700 kilograms of produce

Activity at weekly stand shows 49 per cent increase from 2018 figures The Summerland Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Sharing Stand was created through a partnership between Alex Kondor and Linda Van Alphen as members of the Summerland Healthy Community Initiative. The last day of the stand’s season this year...

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B.C. government invests $2.58 million towards creating food-processing innovation centre at UBC in Vancouver

In an effort to help local food and beverage industries advance, the B.C. government announced its progress in its plans to develop a science-based centre in Vancouver for this purpose. The B.C. government will contribute $2.58 million over three years for an endowment fund that will support a B.C....

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Digging into the mysteries of wild B.C. mushrooms

Cool, fall temperatures. Frequent rain. It’s fungi season. Fungi walks, fungi talks, fungi demonstrations, fungi festivals, fungi dinners — there are many opportunities at this time of year to learn about our neighbourhood mushrooms. And mushrooms are appearing throughout the neighbourhood. In one nearby streetside flowerbed, chanterelles have pushed...

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Munching moths infest Okanagan farms At least one moth activist said the insect is negatively impacting agriculture production

It’s not a flame that moths are attracted to in the Okanagan, it’s farms. That’s according to Melissa Tesche, general manager for the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program. She recently shared that information with West Kelowna city council as part of a larger presentation about the insect program, which...

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