WHAT WE DO

Founded in 2018 by local food leader Alison Bell, CVF+F is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Columbia Valley made and grown food. To support our region’s growers and makers, we develop an annual local food guide to engage vendors and connect them with consumers. We also work with complementary organizations to strengthen local food initiatives, host events to celebrate our local food culture, and recruit engaged people to build an inclusive membership. With gratitude we work, live, play, eat, and grow on the unceded land of Ktuxana, Secwepemc and Métis people.

OUR SEEDS
(MISSION)

We support and celebrate local food from farm to plate, through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

OUR HARVEST
(VISION)

We envision a thriving local food system in the Columbia Valley.

OUR SOIL
(GUIDING PRINCIPLES)

ENHANCE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM — Support the local food system by connecting producers and processors with consumers through our Food Guide, Columbia Valley labelling, promoting farmers markets, and culinary events.

COLLABORATE AND COMMUNICATE — Collaborate and partner with like-minded organizations locally and beyond, to align awareness, avoid duplication, and share best practices.

ENGAGE — Build an engaged and inclusive membership to sustain and grow our vision and mission.

EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY — Promote, advocate for, and highlight the importance of a local food system within our community.