The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory and invites local food producers to list their businesses. (centralkootenayfood.ca)

Central Kootenay Food Policy Council creating regional farm and food directory

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a first Central Kootenay Farm Food Directory.

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is producing a first Central Kootenay Farm & Food Directory in partnership with the Pennywise and invites local food producers to list their businesses for free.

The directory will be available both online and in print and Abra Brynne, coordinator of the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council, hopes that it will ultimately have around 170 businesses listed.

“We’re at the stage of really trying to reach out to the food businesses in the region so that they can populate the website and then the website has a database in the backend that we’ll be able to download and it will be made available to the Pennywise, who will do the print version of the directory,” she explains.

The directory will be made available across the region.

“We can get it into schools, libraries, tourism information booths, at food festivals, farmers’ markets. We’re going to have it everywhere we can think of where people would be looking for that kind of information,” says Brynne.

Anybody that produces their own food — farmers, food processors — can list their business for free in the directory by contacting Brynne at 250-352-5342 or abra@ckfoodpolicy.ca.

You can also visit centralkootenayfood.ca and create an account so that you can not only add your businesses information but update it in the future.

A guide on how to use the website is available at ckfoodpolicy.ca.

Brynne also says that related businesses are encouraged to purchase an ad in the directory.

Just Posted

Kootenay town was the hot spot in all of Canada on Monday

The temperature hit 38.8 C at the Warfield weather station on July 16, setting a new daily record

Who will fill the Greyhound void in the Kootenays?

Minister Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West sees opportunity for local operators

COLUMN: Slow and steady to huckleberry glory

Easy pickings with Gord Turner

Bounty on West Kootenay northern pike

$10 a head reward for northern pike caught in Columbia, Kootenay and Pend d’ Oreille Rivers.

Trudeau asks transport minister to tackle Greyhound’s western pullout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions in Greyhound Canada’s absence.

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at B.C. hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital HUB is an acute medical unit that includes 10 patient beds

Restaurant Brands International to review policy over poaching employees

One of Canada’s largest fast-food company to review ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements

Calgary family’s vacation ends in tragedy on Texas highway

Three people died and four others were injured in the crash

Union construction cost competitive, B.C. Building Trades say

Non-union firms can bid on infrastructure, but employees have to join international unions

Trudeau to shuffle cabinet ahead of Liberals’ team for 2019

Trudeau could lighten the work loads of cabinet ministers who currently oversee more than one portfolio

Car calls 911 on possible impaired B.C. driver

A luxury car automatically calls Princeton police to scene of crash involving alcohol

BC Games marks 40 years in 2018

Cowichan Games a milestone for BC Games Society

VIDEO: Life’s a beach at this B.C. sand sculpting contest

More than $50,000 was up for grabs at the annual contest held in Parksville

Most Read