To help introduce residents and visitors in the Central Kootenays to the Food Policy Council, the Council created a region-wide Farm & Food Directory.
The Directory helps connect people to the food of the area and highlights the abundance and the gaps in our foodshed. There is an online version and a printed version which can be found in farmers markets, information centres, libraries and other likely venues across the region. To keep the information current, new annual print editions are available every spring and the online version is updated on an ongoing basis.
Farms and food processing businesses that operate within the boundaries of the Central Kootenay who wish to be a part of the Directory can follow this Guide to set up an account.
For those who wish to know how we created this Directory that will need minimal effort and external funds to republish each year, this Case Study explains our process.