Good Food contest enters final week

Contest gives Saanich News readers a chance to win $500

South Park Family School sent in this great photo of the garden committee.

South Park Family School sent in this great photo of the garden committee.

There is one week left in the Actions for Good Food Contest. Have you entered yet?  Tell us what is important to you about your foods and what you are doing to support good food and you could win $500.

The response has been amazing so far, and we are hearing a lot about what you are doing all across the Capital Region.

Last week we reported out on some creative entries, from people growing food, to lots of canning and preserving and celebrating local.  We have heard from businesses that pledge to source and sell local food and also community organizations doing everything from giving cheese making workshops to creating community gardens and forests.  There is no lack of good food action in our region.

Aaren Topley, the Capital Region Farm to School animator, encourages teachers and students in the region to tell us about what they are doing in their schools.

“The sky’s the limit for schools, with a growing network of schools who are growing, cooking and eating local,” said Topley. “It’s incredible seeing kids try new foods and actually get excited about eating fresh fruits and vegetables from their school gardens. Having $500 to put towards seeds and tools for the upcoming spring season sure would come in handy.”

So if you are doing something to promote healthy sustainable food in your school, or where you live, work or play, let us know.

The Actions for Good Food Challenge is brought to you by Black Press and the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiative Roundtable and runs until Oct. 2.  Visit to learn more about the Good Food Network, and to enter the contest.