Talking about a daily dilemma

Accessing food locally will be the topic of this Saturday's FAR workshop at the Seniors Centre in Midway.

The West Boundary Sustainable Foods and Resources Society (FAR) has scheduled another day of education and sharing this Saturday, Nov. 29. This workshop is entitled “Where does your food come from? (the daily dilemma).” It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Midway Seniors Centre (corner of Seventh and Chamblet) in Midway.

The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and registration and the sessions are set to start at 10. For the first hour the topic will be the Kettle Valley Food Coop and local food sourcing. The discussion will then switch to sourcing local (West Boundary) protein from 11 to noon. “Protein is what people are really lacking in their diet,” said event organizer Vivien Browne. “There is quite a bit of canned stuff around but it tends to be tomato, mushroom and vegetable soup. You can only live for so long on that.”

Following a lunch prepared with Boundary ingredients, there will be a panel presentation on low income food sourcing from 1 – 1:45 p.m. with Tammy Battersby (Grand Forks Blessings Boutique), Reverend Cathy Straume (director of the FAR Society) and Vivien Browne (Local Foodsharing). Battersby recently took part in the Welfare Challenge, going for a week with only $21 for a food budget.

To end the afternoon, there will be a 45-minute discussion entitled Food Security— The Next Step, followed by a report from FAR president Leda Fair on her trip to a recent conference.

These workshops are made possible through funding from the federal government. For more information contact Leda Fair at 250-449-2639 or Vivien Browne at 250-528-7433.