Businesses back Food Action Society event

Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and Pilgrims’ Produce are teaming to celebrate Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.

Shoots, blooms, sprigs and blossoms are just a few of the homegrown treats that will be available at Pilgrims’ Produce on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m.

The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and Pilgrims’ Produce are teaming up to celebrate the abundance that the spring season provides.  Other local sponsors will add to the event, located at 1568 Eagle Rock Road in Armstrong, with a variety of food, interactive stations and live music.

IPE Iron Chef 2011 winner Gumtree Catering will be serving up tasty appetizers made from fresh local ingredients. A duo from local band Cod Gone Wild! will provide live music. Interactive displays will be set up by Element Eco Designs, Curly Willow Organic Farm and Runaway Moon Theatre, Rosebank Farms, Armstrong Asparagus Farm, Harry Adam, Lavington Roses, Sunshine Farms, North Okanagan Garden Adventures, Ravenstoft Farm, Comfy Ewe Wool Works, Hartwood North Farm, Wild Mountain Honey and the Food Action Society.

Beverages will be provided by Shuswap Coffee, Coldstream Creek Road Orchards and Pilgrims’ Produce.

The Food Action Society’s goal is to raise awareness about sustainable food resources in the community. Their website (www.foodaction.ca) has a directory and map of local food producers and a calendar of interesting local events. Last fall they staged their first harvest celebration of local food and drinks, Roots ‘n Brews, which was a great success.