2018 Food Forum is this Saturday

Tsiporah Grignon

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Tuesday, February 13 2018

The Food Forum has become an anticipated annual food event here on Gabriola. The emphasis is on supporting local food growers and producers.  This event serves as a winter market, to get us seriously thinking about the upcoming planting season, and to learn about the effects of our food choices on the planet.

This year’s Food Forum will be on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Community Hall. Doors will open at noon.

Some of the foods that will be available for sale are produce, eggs, honey, meat, as well as baked goods, jams and chutneys. 

There will also be local seeds to purchase direct from the farmer.

Once again, New Society Publishers will have a display with a variety of books on agriculture, animal husbandry and anything to do with growing our own food. 

Other tables will be from the Agi Hall, The Commons and The Vegeteers. 

My display is on the politics of our food choices - the foods we buy that we do not grow, and I will bring a few food documentaries to lend out. A new table this year is on micro-greens. 

At 2:30, there will be a 15 minute talk by Graham Bradley, who works with Rosheen at Good Earth Farm and started the Gabriola Food Hub. He will be sharing some things he learnt at the National Farmer’s Union convention in Ottawa at the end of November 2017. 

Then, the idea is to have a discussion about food issues, until the end of the forum at 4pm.

Admission is by donation to pay for the rental of the community hall. 

See you there.