NOV 14, 2021: ONLINE, BC – Kootenay Farms Food Hub Tour

Posted by Hailey Troock on October 19, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual tour of the NEW Kootenay Farms Food Hub in Creston presented by Young Agrarians and Fields Forward Society.

This is the eighth event of the Young Agrarians 2021 Farm Club event series. What is a Farm Club? A Farm Club is when farmers come together to connect and nerd out with other farmers. It can be on any topic the group wants to discuss and can take many different shapes and sizes.

The goal of this tour is to provide farmers and food producers in the region with an inside look at the new facility providing access to community-based processing equipment at affordable rates and an opportunity to ask the Operations Manager your questions about using the space!

Young Agrarians is a farmer-to-farmer network of new and young farmers in Canada with programs in the Kootenays offering land matching, business and educational support and resources.

Image courtesy of Minister Lana Popham (AFF), Food Hub Launch October 15 2021

The Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub produces juices from fruits and vegetables, package vegetables for institutions, bottle jams, freeze-dry products into powders, and provides other food processing services. It also offers an aggregation and distribution service, and sales support. Cold, dry and freezer storage is planned for the future. Businesses can rent the equipment or hire Fields Forward’s staff on a fee-for-service basis.

Don’t miss out on this online educational opportunity! If you’re interested in joining us on November 14th, register now!

DATE: SUNDAY, NOV 14, 2021 • 10-11am PST, 11am-12pm MT

LOCATION: Online from unceded traditional territory of the Yaqan Nukiy

REGISTERPLEASE REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot. This event is free and open to everyone. If you would like to donate, please pay what you are able to afford within this range ($5-$10). 


10-10:45am: Virtual Tour of the Food Hub

10:45-11am: Q & A

Learn more about Fields Forward:

Fields Forward Society is a food and agriculture initiative in Creston and District working to build a vibrant and productive local agri-food. It has a mandate to support and sustain the community’s environmental, indigenous, social, cultural, economic and aesthetic values. In addition to the new Food Hub it owns a community fruit juicing machine used by the region’s orchardists.

Learn more:

Image courtesy of Minister Lana Popham (AFF), Food Hub Launch October 15 2021

Additional Information


Through the B.C. Land Matching Program, Young Agrarians is offering support to farmers looking for land for their farm business and landowners looking for farmers to farm their land. The Columbia Basin Land Matcher will be attending the event to answer any questions about accessing land through this program. For those unable to join us, you can send a message to for more information.

Image courtesy of Minister Lana Popham (AFF), Food Hub Launch October 15 2021



The Columbia Basin event series is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust.