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.
The Lower Mainland’s Grain CSA called “Urban Grains” has begun the harvest thanks to warmer July weather and the threat of late August rains. [ad#468] The Kootenay Grain CSA just posted news about the recent tour and should be readying for harvest soon. We’re heading out through Creston next week, maybe we’ll get some photos! […]
I received a surprise email late last week from one of my readers, Eva Johannsen, who runs a native tree farm in Winlaw, BC asking if I’d like some free organic seedlings.
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 […]