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Kaslo Food Hub Spring Newsletter
Kaslo Saturday Market Opens June 13th, 10am-2pm

We're gearing up to open this summer with a full slate of local farmers and food producers set to bring you the fresh produce and yummy market edibles you love. The BC government has declared farmer's markets an essential service. Shopping at the Kaslo Saturday Market is a great way for you to help keep our local food economy strong, something more important than ever in light of the current pandemic.

The market will be open with produce vendors, bakers, jams, canned goods, and locally grown mushrooms. Come out and help support our local food producers!


Our COVID-19 Safety Plan:

- The market will consist only of food vendors. No artisan vendors or music this year unfortunately!

- The market will limit the number of shoppers at any one time to ensure adequate social distancing within market.

- Entry to market will be limited to one spot, to control flow. Perimeter of market will be roped off.

- Clearly demarcated lines for waiting will be provided outside and inside the market.

- Hand washing and hand-sanitizing stations will be provided.

- No food samples will be served by vendors.


The Kaslo Saturday Market communicates with other markets across BC to plan for a safe season, while still providing opportunities for community members to come together and access local food. While we aren't allowed to have some of our usual community activities like live music or Art in the Market, we do encourage everyone to come down and shop for food. See you on June 13th at Front Street Park in downtown Kaslo!

Food Cupboard is Here to Help Residents Impacted by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, and many people have faced loss of income. To any residents of Kaslo and Area D who are in this situation, the NKL Food Cupboard is a place you can come to receive food and save some money on your monthly shopping expenses. This is an extraordinary time, and we are here to help.  

The Food Cupboard is in the basement of St. Andrew’s Church Heritage Hall at 500 4th St. in Kaslo.

We have volunteers who will help to deliver food to houses of anyone who is self-isolating, immune-compromised, in a vulnerable age group, etc.

Please use the above information for yourself, or share with anyone you know that could benefit from this service. We are here to support you in this difficult time.

Food Cupboard Service Times

Seniors-Only Service Time:

Tuesdays 9:30am-10am, Thursdays 4:30pm-5pm

General Service Time:

Tuesdays  10am-1pm, Thursdays 5pm-7pm

Food Cupboard Contact Info: Phone 353-7120 or Email

The North Kootenay Lake Food Cupboard gratefully acknowledges the support of individual donors, RDCK Area D, Food Banks BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Kootenay Savings Credit Union and Community Food Centres Canada.

Listen to Radio Free Kaslo's Feature on the Kaslo Food Hub Helping Local Residents.

Click on the image to listen to a radio interview about how we are working to help people with food during the pandemic.

Vote to Support our CIP Application!

Please help our Food Cupboard's application for funding through the CBT Community Initiatives process.  As well, make sure to note your support for a host of other great initiatives requesting funding in Kaslo and Area D.

Vote for the Food Cupboard at:

When voting search for "North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society - North Kootenay Lake Food Cupboard" to cast your vote.

Thank You!

Deadline is May 11th, 8am

Edible Garden Tour Cancelled

Backyard Food Production Tutorials to Replace Event

Due to the current pandemic we have cancelled our annual North Kootenay Lake Edible Garden Tour for 2020. This event usually showcases outstanding local gardens with a focus on food production. Instead we are planning to organize virtual Zoom sessions on edible garden themes, as an opportunity to learn and share about producing food in your back yard.

What topics interest you? Let us know in the survey below.

Break New Ground for Food Production

Food Security Starts At Home

Are you thinking of growing more of your own food this year? Need help in turning that lawn or field into soil? We have just the tool for you! The Kaslo Food Hub manages one of the "tool libraries" of the Kootenay Local Agriculture Society. This means you can rent the powerful BCS Walking Tractor, the ideal tool for turning over sod and making a garden.

Contact us for rental rates or to book the tool. Email or phone 353-7120.

The Kaslo Food Hub would like to thank and commend all our community members who are stepping up and helping one another during this pandemic. Stay safe, take care of yourself, and please stay in touch. We hope to see many of you through our upcoming Zoom sessions - stay tuned for dates and topics.

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

336 B Avenue, Box 546
Kaslo, BC, Canada
V0G 1M0


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