In the Spring of 2011, FarmFolk CityFolk announced a new way to share information on British Columbia's food culture. Launched in Kelowna, BC, FarmFolk CityFolk Magazine tells the stories of the many British Columbians who are instrumental in developing and preserving the province's food culture.
With the notion that food is the cornerstone of civilization and culture, this magazine focuses on four particular areas-food security, health, sustainability and the celebration of local sustainable food. FarmFolk CityFolk magazine celebrates British Columbia's natural bounty, its agricultural diversity, and cultural history. "When this organization began in 1993 there was no local food movement, no farmers' markets or urban backyard chickens. BC chefs were just beginning to define a regional cuisine," says Nicholas Scapillati, FarmFolkCityFolk Executive Director. "Despite all these incredible changes there are still increasing threats to farming, farmland, and agricultural infrastructure in our major food producing regions."
With this magazine FarmFolk CityFolk seeks to engage more directly with British Columbia's public, beyond the Lower Mainland and Southwestern BC into many of the province's communities. The magazine is free, published three times yearly and will be distributed province-wide at grocery and wine stores, specialty food shops, culinary schools, regional food events, farmers markets and a number of other outlets in the Okanagan Valley, Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island.