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Posted: August 1, 2016

Food Action Committee announces new event

The Cranbrook Food Action Committee (CFAC) is excited to share its newest event, the first ever Farm to Fork Dinner.

The dinner will be held on Thursday, September 15 at the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden from 6:30-10:30 p.m. To our knowledge, this will be the first ‘Farm to Fork’ type event in Cranbrook.

It is sure to be a wonderful evening of merriment, toe tapping local music, mouthwatering local food, and delicious local drink. It will be a celebration of the amazing food and beverages produced in our region.

The Oak Republic performing at Kimberley's JulyFest in 2014.
The Oak Republic performing at Kimberley’s JulyFest in 2014.

The idea of the event bloomed out of a desire to increase awareness of local food and beverage producers and a need for additional CFAC funding. The evening will consist of a four-course dinner, followed by live music featuring Dawson Rutledge and The Oak Republic. Chef Jamie, from Kimberley’s Green Door, has created a locally inspired menu that will feature ingredients from local growers and producers. Additionally, Kootenay beverages will be available to purchase including Overtime Beer & Bohemian Spirits.

Tickets for this event are $65 per person, which includes a $25 tax receipt. Tickets are available at Lotus Books, Sprout Grocery and online via Snapd.

This event would not be possible without the support of our many sponsors including the Canadian Rockies International Airport, the Regional District of East Kootenay and Overtime Beer works.

We are still in need of both sponsors and volunteers. If you would like to contribute to the success of this event please contact us for details at [email protected] or call Sophie @ (250)520-0409.

To learn more about the Farm to Fork Dinner and for a chance to win tickets to the event check out our Facebook page CFAC Farm to Fork Dinner.

CFAC consists of committed individuals and organizations from the community who identify food insecurity as an important health issue in Cranbrook. Our vision is to have all residents of Cranbrook involved and well informed on the value and need of a sustainable, local food supply that is respectfully accessible, safe, healthy and available to all. We value the collective spirit that is community, the unique skills and assets of each committee member, food as a core of community, and a shared responsibility to take care of and nurture the land. Past CFAC initiatives include community education and capacity building (i.e. community kitchens, cooking/food preservation, and gardening workshops), maintenance of the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden and increased awareness of food security issues and solutions.

Cranbrook Food Action Committee

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