There’s certainly lots going on with the local food movement in Revelstoke.
I took a swing through Harvest Palooza at the Revelstoke United Church on Sept. 29 and picked up a few morsels of food and info about the 2012 harvest.
Nadia Luckau operates a market garden on Airport Way down south in the ‘Banana Belt’ as I learned it was called — it’s a little warmer down south. She won an award for local food product — making a great sundried tomato spread. Find her at the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market on Sundays. She’s also got an array of dried fruits and veg for the winter. If you’re interested, she’s encouraging collaboration on the farm and her vision for a u-pick garden.
Sue Davies of Revelstoke Bear Aware has lots of plum and apple trees lined up for picking in the next few weeks as the fruits reach full ripeness. Google Revelstoke Bear Aware and add yourself to their mailing list. It’s free food — if you’re willing to put in a little work. The Revelstoke United Church loans out food dehydrators, so you can make a winter’s worth of prunes or dried apple with a little effort.
Kate Walsh helps coordinate the community garden located at the Revelstoke United Church. She’s got a new seed bank project on the go and is encouraging everyone to save their seeds this fall. In it’s infancy, the goal is to create a free bank rich in native plant seeds, rare plant seeds, heritage, organic and non-GMO seeds. Email her at email@example.com for more info. There’s a wealth of information online about saving seeds. Try seedalliance.org or try the Revelstoke library for lots of good books on the topic.