Are you a farmer, culinary artisan,
food processor, chef, or food activist?
This one's for you!
FarmFolk CityFolk and the Island Chefs' Collaborative have partnered up to bring Corky Evans, former Ministry of Agriculture, to speak at their annual "Meet your Maker" industry networking event next week.
Mr. Evans will be addressing the hot topic of the proposed changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve. Changing the ALR is a delicate subject because it threatens to shift lands that have been set aside for agriculture into lands that are can be used for urban and resource development, both of which threaten our food security and environment. The food community both on and off the Island have been anxious to find out more about how this will affect the industry and how they can voice their support for the ALR. This is a great opportunity to hear more about changes to the ALR and connect with others who are also concerned!
The remainder of the day will involve a gourmet lunch, a local wine and beer reception, and workshops by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, LeftSpoke Media, FarmFolk CityFolk, The Islands Chefs’ Collaborative, Greenchain Consulting, and Food System Optimization. Topic discussions range from food labelling and safety to new ideas for local food distribution and regional branding, as well as ample opportunity for networking with all levels of our local food community. So... it sounds pretty amazing overall!
Pre-Registration (required!): www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca
Date: Monday, January 27th
Time: 9:30am-3:00pm; speech at 10am
Location: Saanich Fair Grounds