Food Talks Explore Complex Relationships

Recently, there’s been more focus on our food — what is in it, and where it comes from. Living in the North, securing a steady supply of food is a topic in our food conversations.

Between March 26 and 28 this conversation continues with the lecture series, Yukon Food and You – Food Talks, hosted by the Growers of Organic Food Yukon (GoOFY).

These presentations start out by discussing relationships: between our food and ourselves, and between producers and consumers. They continue with discussions on locally grown produce and how to access it.

They continue by covering topics such as “Why Go Organic,” “Food Security,” and “Eating your Value.”

The talks begin on March 26 with three speakers from across Canada; Jon Steinman, Jodi Koberinski and Kathleen Charpentier will join the Yukon conversation.

Each of these speakers has a unique point of view. Steinman is a food journalist and hosts the radio program “Deconstructing Dinner.” Koberinski is the executive director of the Organic Council of Ontario. And Charpentier is the women’s advisory vice president for the National Farmer’s Union, and an organic farmer herself.

The first two nights will be free to the public and will include snacks and a cash bar. The third night will feature a dinner and live music.

The three-evening event “Yukon Food and You – Food Talks” will take place Wednesday, March 26 through to Friday, March 28 and will be held at The Old Fire Hall, located at 1105 1st Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets for the dinner on March 28 are $30 and are available at the Yukon Made Store in Shipyards Park.

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