Join the COFPC Board!

The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council is looking for board members to join our team! The COFPC’s AGM is coming up on December 7, 2017, and there is opportunity to join our board!  While we welcome new board members at any time, the AGM is a good time to learn…

The Little Black Dress of Stir-fry sauces

When my kids were really little I bought a very expensive mop from a vendor at the PNE.  It was supposed to cut floor maintenance time in half.  It didn’t, not even close.  I sent a scathing letter to the manufacturer which I regretted the minute that I slid it…

How I came to join the COFPC and am glad that I did

I guess I was fortunate.  I went to a public high school where environmental science was the main course on the menu.  In science class we were supposed to have been pithing frogs and dissecting fetal pigs.    We did these things but only as a side dish.  Mostly we learned…

The Good Food Box is coming to the Central Okanagan!

  Central Okanagan Food Policy Council is seeking community partnerships Good Food Box for the Central Okanagan   We have exciting news! The Central Okanagan Food Policy Council (COFPC) is developing a Good Food Box program for the Central Okanagan area.  To ensure the success of this project, we are…

Animal, Vegetable, M(ozzarella)

Barbara Kingsolver is a fabulous writer AND she has remarkable food skills.  Quite the combo.  On any given day I either want to celebrate Barbara by throwing a party in her favour or I want to push her down the stairs.  I guess it all depends on how I’m feeling…

Keep your Homegrowns out of the Jaws of the Despicables

I had heard that the despicables (Norway Rats) had moved into our fair city.  They have apparently been hitching rides on the transport trucks from the coast.  This is probably true.  I lived on the coast for about 40 years.  My parents believed in composting EVERYTHING.  I have seen despicables…

To Bee or Not to Bee in Kelowna B.C.

In recent years many cities and towns in B.C. have adopted bylaws to allow for backyard beekeeping.  You can sample these bylaws on-line by typing into your search engine “Beekeeping Bylaw for [City of New Westminster or insert municipality of your choice].”  These documents stipulate details such as number of…

The “Lady at the Grocery Store” Method of Making Yogurt

I eat a lot of yogurt.  My husband would call that an understatement.  When our kids were still living at home the amount of money that we spent buying yogurt each month could have paid the lease on an econo car.  That was before Greek Yogurt came on the scene. …

Much to Love About Autumn – especially the squash

I love winter squash.  On the day when I head into the garden with my giant metal colander to harvest  squash I feel like a kid heading out to Trick or Treat with a king-sized pillow case. My love for squash transcends the impressive nutritional benefits (low in sodium, high…

We need your help!

Volunteer Opportunity!  Are you someone who believes that everyone deserves the right to healthy, safe, personally acceptable food? If so, we need a few hours of your time and your attention to detail! Every two years the Provincial Health Services Authority conducts province-wide Food Costing in partnership with the regional…