From Farm to Food Bank

This growing season I had the pleasure to take part in the CFAN (Cumberland Food Action Network) Farm to Food Bank Project. A total of 8 free sessions were planned, partly designed by the availability of seasonal local produce, affordability, … Continue reading

WILD about Foraging for Food

Every summer solstice the Wild Caraway Restaurant hosts a fabulous wild edibles dinner which is so superlatively divine it’d blow your socks off. The 8th Annual Foraging Dinner held this past June 21st was no exception. Owned by the authentic … Continue reading

UpSkilling Food Festival In Sydney!

Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach them to fish and you feed them for a lifetime Teaching skills, building confidence, and helping to grow a more sustainable food system. These were some hopes we had for Sydney’s … Continue reading

Make the most of your herb garden, and save on Christmas gifts!

Having a steady supply of herbs through the summer is always a treat for anyone who likes to cook- and you don’t need much space to grow a good supply! A dish that starts out being a little bland becomes … Continue reading

Don’t Panic, we’ve got bannock: Notes from Manitoba

Two members of the team (Marla and Miranda) had the opportunity to go to Winnipeg to visit Food Matters Manitoba and attend their annual Growing Local Conference.  We had a wonderful time in Winnipeg (despite the frigid temperatures).  We were … Continue reading

Home Scale Mushroom Production

On Saturday March 15th, 19 curious people gathered in Amherst to learn the art, science and skills associated with inoculating a pre-cut hardwood host log with spawn of the shiitake mushroom.  The workshop was hosted by Athol Forestry Cooperative and … Continue reading

Fiddlehead Frolic Part Two – Pickled Fiddleheads

As I previously mentioned in last week’s Fiddlehead Frolic part one, I’ve been doing some research into pickling fiddleheads. There aren’t too many recipe books that include recipes for fiddleheads, so I’ve had to experiment a bit. I really enjoy … Continue reading