Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Thompson Rivers University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Thompson-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative

The Thompson-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative (TSCFC) formed in 2010, with Ed Walker, Chef Instructor at Thompson Rivers University leading the charge. Although the inspiration for a chef’s collaborative came from the Island Chefs’ Collaborative operating out of Victoria, the TSCFC is the only Farmer- Chef collaborative to be operated in conjunction with a university chef training program

With the determination of a weed seed, Ed set about organizing a team that would eventually become the first board of the TSCFC. Within one year the TSCFC was launched.
Together, these folks have formed a non-profit society with a mission of connecting local farms with local restaurants, helping move locally grown food from seed to plate. The collaborative is also supporting farmers and food security organizations through grant programs.

Today, our membership is at more than sixty farmers and chefs. We have big plans and intend to bring awareness of the goodness of local food to our region through education, entertainment and most of all – edible delights.

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