March 20, 2017
Well the survey may be over now, but if you’re interested in urban agriculture listen to us catch up with Andrea Cupelli (LUSH Valley Program Coordinator) and James McKerricher (Urban Agriculture enthusiast and LUSH Valley Board Member) to discuss some of the rewards of growing food in the city, and why they want to increase it here in our community.
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March 13, 2017
Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett are joined again by Kira Kotilla and Mariette Sluyter of Merville Organics, to discuss CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture. You may have heard of these programs, where fresh produce shows up at your house weekly through the growing season. What you may not know is how beneficial these programs are to local farms – new or established, small or large, nearly every farm benefits from such programs. You can see it as pre-paying for the best quality locally grown food at it’s peak, and the farm your supporting sees it as micro-financing and sustainable crop management. Listen in to hear more about this engaging topic…
July 18th, 2016
Today Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett had the wonderful opportunity to sit with Vickey Brown of the Comox Valley Farmers Market, Sue Smith formerly of Beyond the Kitchen Door and Chef/President Leslie Stav of North Vancouver Island Chef’s Assosciation. In a lively discussion about the direction and future of Comox Valley Farmers Markets, we discuss the growth and continued trends towards supporting (and eating) local and the connection between our local Chefs and the Market.
A little extra reading if you’re interested:
The Farmers Market Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce
Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide To Eating Local On A Budget
The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating
This is from our first attempt at podcasting. Have a listen.
March 28th, 2012
Welcome to the Edible Valley with your hosts Jon Frazier and Blayne Prowse. Our goal is to engage listeners with the food culture of the beautiful Comox Valley. The Comox Valley is located about mid way on the east coast of Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. We have an exciting and growing agricultural movement, locavore culture and first class dining. Please enjoy and feel free to contact us with suggestions. Our email address is email@example.com. Thanks for visiting the Edible Valley.
June 15th, 2015
Carmen Wakeling of Eatmore Sprouts sat down at the Edible Valley table today to talk sprouts, farming, and the beautiful Comox Valley. Carmen took us back to the beginning, those many years ago, where it all began. It’s amazing that a small backyard venture has become a food juggernaut, producing an incredible amount of food for the entire province. Truly one of the forefront food growers of our area, we are thankful that Carmen was able to come in and share her story, and hopefully inspire all of us!
Eatmore Sprouts and Greens Ltd.
2604 Grieve Rd
Courtenay, BC, V9J 1S7
Facebook: Eatmore Sprouts
It has been a long time since we chatted with someone involved in the shellfish industry. This time we welcomed Greg Wood, a small scale oyster farmer, who makes his living growing oysters and self-marketing his product. Becoming a farmer back in his late teens, Greg has had a long history in the industry and is hoping to embrace the evolutions and become an innovator to create truly sustainable employment that builds food security for the region and beyond.
Manual for Design and Operation of an Oyster Seed Hatchery for the American Oyster Crassostrea Virginica
Aquaculture: Introduction to Aquaculture For Small Farmers
Fish & Shellfish: The Definitive Cook’s Companion
Practical Shellfish Farming