December Network Meeting

We’re looking forward to continuing to build on the inspiring energy and ideas that came out of November’s network meeting discussion about what an ideal food system looks like to you. The first half of the network meeting will be devoted to furthering this discussion.

In October, we heard from new entrants to the food system. December’s agricultural panel discussion will allow us to hear about what is working well and what challenges are being faced by longstanding farmers and ranchers in our region. We’re grateful to hear from Ted Blackwell and his daughter, Laura Hunter (Blackwell Dairy), Jimmy Dhaliwal (M & J Dhaliwal Green Farm), and John Greenall (John and Judy Greenall, livestock), as they discuss regenerative food systems/agriculture, supply management and the impact of the recently negotiated U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.

** Please note that the potluck dinner will be starting at 5:40 to accommodate our very full program **

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Mount Paul Community Food Centre
140 Laburnum Street

Please bring a dish to share.

Tired of dull knives? Whether you need to get your carving knife ready for a Christmas turkey, or just want to have a sharp blade to reach for, join us for a hands-on session of learning with Lawrence Barichello, our knife-sharpening guru. You’ll learn about types of knives, whetstones and other equipment, sharpening techniques, and get the chance to practice on your own knives under the supervision of an expert.

This class is being offered in partnership with the City of Kamloops and will take place at the Parkview Activity Centre on Saturday, December 8. Details and registration form can be found here.

Fermentation is a great way of preserving the harvest and producing your own nutritious snacks and condiments. Have you been wanting to get in on the fermentation trend, but just haven’t gotten around to it? Or maybe you’ve dabbled at fermenting, but want to try something different? Read more

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                                * empowering                     * choice
* stewardship                  * regenerative                     * viable
* accessible                      * sustainable                       * variety
* sovereign                      * innovative                         * veggies
* inclusive                       * an honest reflection

Board Update

The Strategic Planning Standing Committee is meeting monthly. They met in October to get things rolling for developing the evaluation rubric — to learn more about what our membership sees as an ideal food system and find ways to measure KFPC’s success in working toward its objectives. Read more