Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project

Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Food System (ISFS) has officially started the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project! What is a bioregion?! The ISFS describes bioregions as areas that share similar topography, plant and animal life, and...
Good Food Box supporters – we love ’em!

Good Food Box supporters – we love ’em!

Getting a community project like the Good Food Box off the ground takes the support of community members and organizations. First came the financial support, then came the logistical support.  The Good Food Box Supporters include:                                      ...
Why do we need a Good Food Box?

Why do we need a Good Food Box?

So what’s the deal with this Good Food Box?  Why do we need a Good Food Box? Why is the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council trying one out in the Central Okanagan?  We’re glad you asked! First, let’s go over what a Good Food Box is.  Good Food Box program run all...
Temporary Farm Worker Housing

Temporary Farm Worker Housing

Over the past year, the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council has had to opportunity to provide input on local government temporary farm worker housing regulation.  Last year, we submitted letters to the City of Kelowna and the Regional District of the Central...
City of Kelowna Agriculture Plan

City of Kelowna Agriculture Plan

In 2017, the City of Kelowna recently went through the process of updating their agriculture plan, and it was endorsed by City Council summer 2017. Agriculture is very important for the City of Kelowna, 55% of the land base in Kelowna is zoned for agriculture use! ...
Join The COFPC Board!

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 about...
The Little Black Dress Of Stir-Fry Sauces

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 into...
How I Came To Join The COFPC And Am Glad That I Did

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...

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 about...