Episode 124 “Why should we allow urban agriculture?”

March 20, 2017

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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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Episode 123 “What is a CSA?”

March 13, 2017

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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…




Episode 102 “Comox Valley Farmers Market and using Local Food”


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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

Episode 1 “Introductions”


This is from our first attempt at podcasting. Have a listen.

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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 ediblevalley@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting the Edible Valley.


Episode 74 “Carmon Wakeling of Eatmore sprouts”

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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

Telephone:  250-338-4860

Fax:  250-334-0216

Email: eatmore@shawbiz.ca

Website: http://www.eatmoresprouts.com

Facebook: Eatmore Sprouts

Episode 45- Greg Wood of Hollie Wood Oyster

ImageIt 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.


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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

Episode 42-Helen Grond of Middle Mountain Mead

Helen Grond contacted us a few weeks ago to let us know she was appreciating the podcast, and offer some words of encouragement. She revealed that, with her husband, they own and operate Middle Mountain Mead on Hornby Island. Along with being a local farmer and producer, Helen has also been living the Paleo lifestyle for five years and belongs to a Paleo inspired group on the island. It was a great conversation with someone who is very educated about the issues of our present day food systems and wishes to help others to create food security in their own lives. Thanks Helen, it was great to meet you!
What is mead? An alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water also known as “honey wine”. Mead is humankind’s oldest fermented beverage (from before 8,000BC, possibly as far back as 30,000BC. Mead is found on every continent except Antarctica. It originated independently in diverse cultures including Egyptian, Celtic, Indian, African and Scandinavian. The word “medicine” is derived from “metheglin”, the name for herb-infused mead.
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