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Picturing an Ideal Food System & News from the Kamloops Public Market Coop

Network Meeting Summary November 7, 2018 Secwepemc Word of the Month: Tqeltkúkwpi7 (tal kook pi) = creator Table Introductions “What would your perfect food system look like?” (in three words) * local                               …
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An Opportunity to Learn About the Proposed Kamloops Public Market Coop

** We have a jam-packed session planned for the November Network Meeting. Because of this, please be ready to start at 5:30 on the dot (the legendary potluck will start shortly after that) ** KFPC Evolution We will spend some time at the…

Our Survey Winner Is...

In September, as part of our new social enterprise program, we put out a survey to our community at large. We asked questions designed to help us better understand the market and what kind of products we could produce. It was helpful feedback…
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Investing in Seed Security

Check out this press release from the Ministry of Agriculture. It's great to see our governments investing in our food security and supporting local farmers with equipment, skills training and financial support.

Regenerative Agriculture & Food Systems

Network Meeting Summary October 3, 2018 Board Update - Laura Kalina The first meeting with the new Board happened in September and it was the biggest Board meeting yet, which is very exciting. Carole is doing an excellent job chairing.…

Exciting Additions to Our Local Food System!

October Network Meeting - Panel Discussion October 3, 2018 The Community Spotlight for our October Network Meeting will feature new and innovative participants in our local food system. It's exciting to see what people are starting up…
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Why We're Switching to a Quarters Model

KFPC Customer Discovery Survey Kamloops Food Policy Council’s Gleaning Abundance Program (GAP) is trying something new. We’re switching from a thirds model to a quarters model. What does this mean, you ask? It means that we’re starting…
Felted Salmon Roe

The Power of Story: Trout Children with Kukpi Ron Ignace

  Network Meeting Summary September 5, 2018 To start things off, a warm welcome was given to new Board members Lindsay Harris, Glenn Hilke, Joe Killoran, and Sian Lewis, , as well as returning Board members Carole Hebden, Laura Kalina,…
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Help Us to Call the Salmon Home

Join us for our September network meeting as we prepare for the 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan parade on September 29th in Chase! Kukpi Ron Ignace will share the Secwepemc Trout Children story with us and we'll have an art project to keep your…
Barb Lundstrom
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SHOP Volunteers Cooking Up a Storm

It's always a pleasure to stop by the SHOP kitchen on Thursday mornings. The volunteers there cook up a delicious, nutritious meal for some of our communities most disadvantaged women and give them extra food to put in their packs. They rescue…
McDonald Park Public Produce

Summer Fruit-Tree Pruning

Ten people braved the smoke last night to hone their pruning skills and help repair some damaged and badly pruned trees and shrubs in the McDonald Park Public Produce Garden. Thanks to Greg Houghton for spending an evening sharing his expertise!       Some…

Amazing Apricots

  Once again, I am in awe of the incredible abundance of apricots produced in our area. Canada does not even figure in the ranks of worldwide apricot production, which is topped by countries like Turkey, Iran and the Mediterranean lands…
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Bike Blender Smoothies, Anyone?

The social enterprise project had its first Food Literacy Workshop with the Boys and Girls Club on July 23rd, and it was a blast. Nine children from the Club tagged along with us for the day. In the morning, they helped harvest apricots, and…
GAP Delivery
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Apricots in the Community!

The GAP shares a lot of gleaned fruit with our partners at JUMP. JUMP is a volunteer-run Not-For-Profit organization operating a drop in centre on the North Shore that provides free community meals, produce markets, and urban community…
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A Garden Stroll, You Say?

Join us for our AGM on August 1. Following the meeting, we will savour our Legendary Potluck al fresco. Enjoy a stroll through the garden at your leisure and see the fantastic things going on at Gardengate. We look forward to seeing you…

Saskatoons Galore!

photo by Marilylle Soveran Just got a call from someone in Chu Chua that there are enough saskatoons growing along Dunn Lake Rd north of Barriere to feed the whole city of Kamloops! Also plenty more in Clearwater across the highway from…