Castlegar and surrounding communities are preparing to go to referendum on whether to build a $25 million dollar renovation for the Castlegar and District Community Complex. As a parent of two kids, I’ve spent a fair bit of time in the facility – for swim lessons, casual swimming, and drop-in skating – not as much […]
The Kootenay Grain Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project is one of the greatest Kootenay-created initiatives for food and sustainability. This year’s harvest was great for some crops and around 50% of expected for Kamut and Spelt. We are yet to open any of our bags of grain or lentils, as we are still making our way through last year’s harvest.
Consumers have come to rely heavily on government regulation for a level of accountability inn the food supply system. We have become extremely removed from the source of food. I think that is part of the reason why farmers markets, local food CSAs, (such as the Creston Grain Community Supported Agriculture project that we are part of).
This is an exciting climax to a long season’s wait for the produce, and a fitting tribute to the intent of the Community Supported Agriculture Project – to create a viable, community driven source of local grains in the Kootenays…
Grain is, for most North Americans, a foreign concept. We drive past fields of wheat, oats or barley and have no concept as to what the grain is, what it could be used for, or how to harvest it. Almost everyone eats bread, pancakes, bagels and a myriad of other products that are made from […]