World Food Week Comox Valley

World Food Week Comox Valley is 5 days of education, engagement and celebration about local and global food security issues.

Union street Grill and Grotto will be one of the venues of this great event.

TAPAS

Curried Saltspring Island Mussels
in our coconut curry with peppers & onions….10 (GF)

Screamin Fanny Bay Oysters
fresh, crispy fried, our own Cajun spices, hot sauce…8 (GF)

Nacho Chia Chip Dip
fresh Abuelos Chia chips with our tomato beans & corn cheese dip…8 (GF)

West Coast Basil Pesto Clams
with white wine, fresh basil & roasted garlic….8 (GF)

Gluten Free Basil Spinach Brie Pizza
gluten free from Silly Yak Bakery with fresh spinach, olives, roasted onions, fresh basil and feta  (GF)

Warm Chocolate Mud Puddle
with lemon sorbet, whip & raspberry sauce…8 (GF)

Featured Suppliers:
Abuelos tortillas, Eatmore Sprouts, Natures Way Farms, Fanny Bay Oysters, Saltspring Island Mussels, Silly Yak Bakery, BC Hothouse Produce, Natural Pastures Cheese Co.

 

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Presented by the Comox Valley Food Round Table, an initiative of LUSH Valley Food Action Society, this event marks the United Nations World Food Day and profiles local and global efforts to provide safe, healthy, just and sustainable food for all.

What is Food Security?

Food security is all about the availability of safe, healthy food for everyone. This means globally, nationally, in our communities, in our homes and during emergencies. Food security is also about facing the threat of climate change and working for the development of sustainable methods to meet local and global food demands in the future. Food security is also about poverty. Many families and individuals in our own communities, including many seniors and children, lack the resources to access safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.

What is the Goal of World Food Week Comox Valley?

The goal of this event is to increase local knowledge and inspire coordinated efforts to address local food security issues. The Comox Valley has such a strong ‘foodie’ culture – from farm to table. This event will raise the general understanding of food security issues and show people ways to support local growers and initiatives that will help address gaps in the local food system.

How Do You Get Involved?

Attend an event and join the conversation!

Restaurants, farms, grocers and other participants in the local food system are encouraged to program a fresh sheet, special event, tour, charitable activity or special menu tied to World Food Week – Comox Valley.

Sponsors and supporters of World Food Week Comox Valley so far include the City of Courtenay, LUSH Valley Food Action Society, BC Healthy Communities, Area C Director Edwin Grieve, Comox Valley Farmers Market and Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers. This list is growing by the day and we look forward to great community collaboration for this 1st annual event.

Question or ideas? Message info@worldfoodweekcv.com

World Food Week Comox Valley – Events Schedule

Tuesday Oct. 15th: “Grow” – A documentary about the energy, passion and independence of fresh crop of young farmers today – Presented by World Community, Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College

Wednesday Oct. 16th 5-7 – “Stone Soup” Hyper – Local Community Supper, Music and UN World Food Day, North Island Chefs Association K’omoks Band Hall

Thursday Oct. 17th – 4-6 1st Annual Bean Festival at Lake Trail School sponsored by Comox Valley Seed Savers.

Thursday October 17th – Green Drinks Union Street Grill,networking social about local food, food security and community economic development. All welcome!

Thursday October 17 – World Food Week 10×10 Idea Cafe. 7-9 The Zocalo Cafe. Ideas, inspiration and innovations to address food security issues.

Friday Oct. 18th – Special presentation with former Vancouver City Councillor Peter Ladner “The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way we Feed Cities.”
Local Government Presentation 12-2 CVRD Boardroom
Showcase and Public Presentation 5-9 Filberg Centre

Saturday October 19th – Special events throughout the Comox Valley. Local Food specials from local restaurants, and food producers, guided tours and more

To get involved as a community partner or to find out more email Event Coordinator Meaghan at cursons@shaw.ca or Cynthia at cynthiafitton@lushvalley.org

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