Seed ORDERS, Seed SALE + Seed SWAP!

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds! A LFI Fundraiser!

From late January until late February the LFI is hosting a Seed Sale and Seed Swap to get you access to some amazing local seeds for a good cause. You can choose from many popular varieties of vegetables and annuals from West Coast Seeds.

Seed Sale Orders open January 24th - February 20th (online)

You view the catalogue and place your order at any time before February 20th by clicking on the link below.

WEST COAST SEEDS ORDER FORM

You can view and/or print out an order form here.

You can also order your seeds in person at our one day sale Thursday February 10th at the Winter Farmer’s Market, located at the Community Centre from 12 – 5pm. We will have order forms and can accept cash or cheque payments. Online orders through our website can be paid via PayPal. Order forms and all methods of payment will also be available at Big Mountain Kitchen during their regular business hours.

Seed Pick Up + Seed Swap March 22nd 

Come collect your West Coast Seed Order at our seed swap on Thursday March 22nd at the Winter Farmer's Market, located at the Community Center from 12-5pm. We will also be selling seeds from Naramata Seeds! More details to come.

A big thank you to West Coast Seeds for the support!


Annual General Meeting

March 14th
Revelstoke Credit Union Meeting Room
 

To prepare for our AGM in the spring, the LFI is forming a Policy Committee to work on our bylaws and policies in preparation for transitioning to the New Societies Act. If you have experience with bylaws and policies and would like to help us through this process, please contact us. This committee will meet 2-3 times over the next few months. 


midsummer night's green  dinner

August 2018

When you think of the 100-mile diet, you might think about limited options, bland food, or a diet that is more dutiful than it is enjoyable.  If this is the case, you’ll be proven wrong at our Midsummer Night's Green, where a locally-sourced meal will have guests experiencing bursts of diverse and fresh flavor and a fine dining experience like none other in town.

This formal event takes place on site Terra Firma Farms, an organic farm located on Begbie Bench.  Local chefs Benoit Pageau, Kelly Roberts & Sean Whalen will prepare a lavish multi-course meal inspired by locally sourced ingredients including Terra Firma Farms and Greenslide Cattle Co. and wine pairing from regional wineries. You can enjoy cocktails made by Monashee Distillery, craft beer from Mt. Begbie Brewery, herb-infused cocktails, and sway to the sound of live jazz, fiddle and acoustic music. Additionally, a silent auction  showcasing an array of local products and services from Revelstoke’s supportive business community.

There is something very special about a beautiful meal prepared from ingredients that carry with them a story you know, and whose production has contributed to the welfare of the community you live in. Sharing this meal with friends, under an open sky with views down the Columbia River valley, elevates the experience just that much more. Not only does the Midsummer Night’s Green event advance what Revelstoke has to offer for fine dining experiences, but also the whole event serves as a fundraiser for LFI food resiliency projects in this community. This is not an event to miss.

Click on photos below to see more of the event.


garden & art tour

July 2018

The Garden & Art Tour promotes local food by pairing together local gardens and artists to showcase the talent we have in our community. The event aims display local food, what can be grown in our community
and local artistic talent. This event features spectacular flower beds, backyard chickens, fig trees and accessible gardening.  We have an eclectic mix of artists such as pottery, cooking, painting and even hair design. 
The event is self guided, following a map with participants walking or biking between garden venues. This event is fun for all ages, bringing a little garden and artistic inspiration into our own lives.

Click on photos below to see more of the event.


Local Farm Tour Series

Summer 2018

This summer, the Local Food Initiative is providing you with the opportunity to see where your delicious, fresh food is coming from.

Have you ever noticed the wide variety of land being farmed within such a small area of B.C.? Join the LFI Farm Tour Series this summer and see how farmers creatively use the land to provide locally sourced food to Revelstoke. One of the farms we plan to visit, Greenslide Cattle, is a great example of this, transporting their herd across the Columbia River on a cattle sized barge. Along with this there are multiple urban farms popping up and farmers cultivating all forms of land from riverbanks to hillsides.