KevinCooking w/ Fire, Dairy, Food Politics, From Local Farms, From the Garden, From The Wild, Grains, Pork, Poultry, U Pick Fruit, Veg1 Comment

Back in the spring of 2014, I was approached to produce a video for Slow Food in Canada, with the broad mandate of exploring what Slow Food in Canada ‘is’. It meant trips to Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, central Alberta, Montreal, Vallee de la Batiscan, Lanaudiere, Cocagne in New Brunswick, Toronto, Tatamagouche Nova Scotia, and more, it’s … Read More

Lactuca Urban Farm Spring Update

KevinFood Politics, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Gardening, Kevin TV, Lactuca Micro Farm, Spring Veg, Veg, Vegetables5 Comments

Sadly, our really early spring shoot got kiboshed by the site location – the one we’ve been working on in Inglewood all winter – getting tied up in politics. We had a cool shoot with snow around, cold frames doing their spring thing, and alas, it wasn’t in the cards to become our first vid of 2013. The story with … Read More

1867 – Joy Road

Kevin1867, Backyard Chickens, Charcuterie, Cheese, Dry Cured Meats, Foraging, From the Cellar, From the Garden, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Kevin TV, Spring Veg, Vegetables5 Comments

On a recent [amazing] trip down to the Slow Food Canada national meeting, I happened to end up in a restaurant for dinner in Penticton, Cam and Dana happened to be there as well, and the restauranteur happened to introduce us. They’d just been back from foraging, and had a van full of watercress and nettles destined for the dinner … Read More

Lactuca – New Site, So Close

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, From the Garden, Greens, Lactuca Micro Farm, Spring Veg, Summer, Veg, Vegetables, Winter Veg3 Comments

I’m getting quite a few questions about the prospective new Lactuca Urban Farm site, so figured I’d share where things are at. The quick answer: it’s in Inglewood and we’re in the process of negotiating the lease. Although nothing’s a done deal, we’re very near the end of the process. Perhaps I need to back up a bit. Travis and … Read More

Episode 58 – Veg Glean

KevinFall Veg, From Local Farms, Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton, Riverbend Gardens, Veg, Vegetables3 Comments

This one was a year in the works. Way back when, while shooting Episode 23 at Riverbend Gardens, I was enlightened to the situation that is common at vegetable farms in the fall: harvests fill up storage capacity, labour is relieved for the season, and anything left in the ground becomes compost-in-place. Sensible, really. Wouldn’t make sense to try to … Read More