Agricultural news in the Kootenay & Boundary 

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Welcome to Kootenay Farmer – a bi-monthly newsletter for producers to keep you current with agricultural information, resources and expertise.

Kootenay Farmer is a joint initiative of the Kootenay & Boundary Farm Advisors ( and the Basin Business Advisors Agriculture (  program – two initiatives to grow and support the agriculture sector in the Kootenay & Boundary regions.

Kaslo Food Hub News

Kaslo Food Hub News, October 2018world-food-day

Kaslo Saturday Market,  2018 wraps up! 

Another successful market year has ended, and the Kaslo Saturday Market wants to thank all the people who come out each week to make this a vibrant community event. We’re also happy to announce that 2018 saw more numbers of vendors than ever before!

We’d also like to thank the North Kootenay Lake Arts and Heritage Council for their ongoing contributions to the market. They’re the ones who organize the local musicians to play every week, and also set up the Art in the Market tent each week. It adds a lot to our market.

The Kaslo Food Hub and North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society are proud to be the organization that coordinates this event for our community. Have a great winter, we’ll see you all in June 2019!


** Naloxone Training and free Naloxone Kits
Tuesday, October 16, 11am-1pm @ Kaslo Food Hub
Chelsey Helmer from Nelson Mental Health and Substance Abuse will be back in Kaslo to provide free Naloxone training, and give out Naloxone (overdose prevention) kits. She’ll be here at the Food Hub from 11am-1pm doing trainings. Each training takes about 10-15 minutes and is available to anyone in the community who wants to drop in. Having a naloxone kit, and training on how to use it means you could save someone’s life if you are in a situation where someone around you is overdosing due to fentanyl.


World Food Day event coming up!world-food-day0221-450x303

Wednesday, October 16th is World Food Day and the Kaslo Food Hub is planning some activities to celebrate. Plans aren’t finalized but we’re going to be hosting a canning and foods swap along with some other events. Too much relish, jam or pickles in your cupboard from this season? Bring some of it down and trade with other community members who want to swap some of the abundance from their food processing this year.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming days as we get ready to celebrate World Food Day!

Contact the Kaslo Food Hub:
Phone: 250-353-7120