“Working with LUSH Valley for the past 15 years, I recognize the need for a permanent and secure home for gathering, storing and redistributing local food”,
The Good Food Box is a large grocery bag of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs, available every other week. We include 50% or more local food in each order to support our Comox Valley Farmers and Growers. In addition to our existing no-cost program, we now have two new options available: Our Subsidized and Community Good Food Boxes.
Sunday, Dec. 13, from noon until 4:00 p.m. LUSH Valley Food Action Society is holding a Holiday Harvest Meal Fundraiser.
Our Fruit Tree and Farm Gleaning programs are going strong! After a successful pilot in 2018, the Farm Gleaning season has seen a 350% growth so far in 2019, in terms of the volume of produce that has been redistributed throughout our community.
Time to hold your nose and prance on down to the Big Yellow Merville hall for the Eighth Annual Garlic Fest on Sunday, August 18th . The garlic sellers will have their wagons overflowing with raw garlic, garlic jams & jellies, and there will be other seasonal produce to choose from as well.
It is time for my annual reminder to sow lots of carrots for winter harvests in the next week or two. For me, July 1st is always Carrot Day as well as Canada Day (US readers: think 4th of July). As long as you sow before July 10, your carrots should have time to grow to a nice size by fall.
World Community (Development Education Society) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, July 4th at 7 pm at Creekside Commons. Featured speaker at the AGM will be Maurita Prato, Executive Director of LUSH Valley Food Action Society.
Come join LUSH Valley Executive Director, Maurita Prato, and the Coordinator of the Coalition to End Homelessness, Andrea Cupelli, as they present a Comox Valley Action plan to create more access to healthy food and food programs for people living in supportive, social and transitional housing across the Comox Valley.
As previously published in the Comox Valley Record, Jolene Rudisuela reported on last Wednesday’s launch party where YQQ officially welcomed the Island Good brand and pledged to increase efforts to offer more local products to consumers.