Summer is here and it's time to get out. In this episode chef Jonathan and Darren take the time to go over some fun activities and interesting things to do around your community. We hope to keep you entertained as well as find a way to fill your belly.
This episode is all about art and poetry. What's the connection? We were lucky enough to be joined by our friend and Comox Valley's own Poet Laureate Natalie Nickerson. We learn a little of her role and what she will be up to over the next two years. More importantly, we draw connections between what we eat and how it becomes art.
Can food be your medicine? Funny to even say, we are questioning if what you put in your body can affect your everyday life. On this episode we get the chance to talk again with Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farms. We talk home remedies and the importances of planning what you eat in everyday life.
Ever wonder what's so great about Olive Oil? This episode we talk with Lisa Whitmore from Signature Oil & Vinegar. We get into the joy of cooking with quality olive oils and what to look out for next time you pick up a bottle. Hint: freshly made olive oil from passionate individuals is best. Find out what Signature Oil & Vinegar can provide to you and how they can help make your next meal special.
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Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett sit down with Chanchal Cabrera of Innisfree Farm. Chanchal brings us up to speed on all of the changes that have happened at the farm since the last time we checked in with Innisfree Farm. Most notably, the change to 'Innisfrfee Farm and Botanical Garden'. This is an exciting time for the Chanchal, Thierry and the farm, as this designation does not come lightly or easily. Listen in as she explains all they have had to do and want to do with the beautiful space that is Innisfree, including the upcoming Herb Gathering, daily tours of the gardens, apprenticeship programs, harvests, and more.
This time we're talking about what's hot on the dinner table. Checking out the Canadian food scene we go through the top 10 of great food eats and up-and-coming trends for this year 2017.
This time its all about kitchen equipment. Chef Jonathan and Darren take the time to talk about their favourite small-wares for your home. From knifes to frying pans this is all the things that can help you setup your kitchen and to help you make a great meal for friends and family.
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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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...
Tonight’s episode of Edible Valley welcomes a few more members of The Merville Organics Growing Cooperative to the show, Kira Kotilla and Mariette Sluyter! We delve into the challenges of Organic certification, and the logistics of coordinating 5 farms to compliment one another towards a common goal. With both a new take (Mariette) and a veterans eyes (Kira), a bigger picture unfolds of what todays modern farmer day (and growing season) entails!