This weekend I participated in the Annual ‘Slow Food Cycle Tour’ in Agassiz. It is something I definitely recommend doing! You cycle 25 km from one farm to the next and meet farmers, growers, bakers and more and learn to appreciate some of the many sustainable goods that are grown right here in the Valley. The objective of the slow food movement is to “defend biodiversity in our food supply, spread taste education and connect producers of excellent foods with co-producers through events and initiatives.” And this is exactly what they are doing!
I’m sure that many of you have heard of the ‘100 mile diet’. In a nutshell, only eat local (within 100 miles). A Vancouver couple decided to challenge themselves to 1 year of eating within this radius of their home which later lead to many followers and their book ‘The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating”. The more you delve into this process the more you realize how difficult it would be to stick to it. At Tanglebank we joke about having a 50-Foot diet, because we have so much surrounding us! For example, our huge chefs garden full of vegetables and herbs just 15 feet from our backdoor. Not to mention the fruit trees scattered across the property. Of course this isn’t everything you need to survive but it goes to show how much you can provide for yourself, how self-sustaining you can be. It’s our goal as Brambles Bistro to fill your plates with what is fresh and local.