Kootenay Grain CSA 2009

The Kootenay Grain Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project ┬áis 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.

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Our Urban Farm

When we bought this property in Castlegar, we we’re really considering the prospect of it as an Urban Farm, but now that we have been here for three summers, the property has become defined, in my mind at least, as our Urban Farm. This is despite the City’s snail pace decision making on the issue of hens in residential areas, and the fact that they laughed at our suggestion of permitting Pygmy Goats in a yard such as ours.

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Food Supply Accountability

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).

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