Loading Downloads
Category: Arts:Food

Exploring and promoting local food culture.

January 18, 2018

Episode 147 ” New Season New Year Lets start cooking again”


 With the new year upon us Darren and Jonathan spend time discussing 2017 and the events surrounding it. This is a chance for the two to reminisce about the previous year. From farming to food banks, they discuss all the interesting events and people they had the fortune of meeting. Darren and Jonathan also spend some time planning for upcoming food challenges, topics, and their ability to interview and learn more in the upcoming year. Feel free to join with us.

January 7, 2018

Episode 146″ What is Labour Cost?”

On this podcast we're doing the second part of our three-part series questioning restaurant costs. We're going to get down to the nitty-gritty and find out about labour costs, business expenses, menu prices, and customer views. We also look at some great ways to save on these costs which can make things go a little bit smoother. 

December 14, 2017

Episode 145 “How do you get kids to eat their vegetables?”

On this week's episode we have the wonderful oppurtunity of sitting down with Shannon Simpson and Caroline Fisher and talking about the amazing salad bar program and Huband Elementary. This program provides a healthy nutritious meal available to all the students for a low cost. Students help portion it, serve it, and importantly not waste anything. Grab a plate and dive in with us as we learn about this program and how you could start it in your own school.

November 28, 2017

Episode 144″ How do you set food cost”

Ever wonder how chefs come up with menu prices? Or what goes into creating the dollar amount you see on menus and how exactly restaurants make their money? On this episode, the first of three, we examine the ever fluctuating cost of food itself. Please enjoy, and as always we enjoy your feedback and reviews.

November 14, 2017

Episode 143 “What is Hydropoic farming”

Allain Lepine from 'Island of Eden Farms' joins Chef Jonathan and Darren tonight to talk about their use of hydroponics to grow local greens and veggies. Starting their farm within a 2.5m x 2.5m x 12m space, they make great use of newer farming techniques, such as vertical and horizontal farming. With the ablility to produce fresh greens year long, and no need of pesticides or herbicides. Listen in to learn more!   

November 3, 2017

Episode 142 “What to pack in my kids lunch?”

  Chef Jonathan Frazier and Darren Howlett may be the hosts of the Edible Valley Podcast, but they are also fathers. This time of year, when the kids have all gone back to school, it's easy to get caught in the habit of sending your kids to school with the same lunch, day after day. Tonight (with recurring guest, James McKerricher) we talk about all of the options with kids' school lunches!

October 17, 2017

Episode 141 “What is an agricultural Co-op?”

Lucky us! Tonight, we get to talk to Eduardo Uranga and Thierry Vrain (and Ivan Loubier) of the CCAC - The Community Created Agricultural Co-op. An ambitious venture - they aim to acquire agricultural land to grow pesticide and antibiotic free foods for 300 families. Listen in and see just how far they've come, how well planned and sourced this project is, and how you can still get involved before it's too late! 

October 12, 2017

Episode 140 ” Where have all the cooks gone?”

Looking for a Chef? Looking for a cook? Join the club! Its becoming more and more difficult to find kitchen staff. Jonathan and Darren discuss what is happening in the 'back of house' across Canada.

September 26, 2017

Episode 139 “Where do I get a good apple?”


It’s fruit picking time again. This time we have a chance to talk with James McKerricher of Lush Valley to find out what’s happening with their fruit picking program and other programs with Lush Valley.


Phone: 250-331-0152 

Email: admin@lushvalley.org

Mail: PO Box 20008, Courtenay, BC V9N 0A7


September 12, 2017

Episode 138″ Is there a dinner happening in Downtown Courtenay?’

After teasing for the last few episodes, we finally spill the beans. A long-table dining experience in downtown Courtenay is coming up this Sunday evening and you're invited! The dinner will be on Duncan avenue, between 5th street and 6th street (there are just a handful of tickets left!). We're inviting you to experience some of the finest food the Comox Valley has to offer. Our own Chef Jonathan Frazier has created a 4 course menu reflecting the essence of the Valley itself - it's truly inspiring. Dawn Postnikoff of West Coast Gourmet is organizing this inaugural event and joins us on this episode. The ever amazing Connie Earl sits in as well to reveal pairings, inspirations and other sneak previews. We're all so excited! We hope you are too!



Sunset on the Street Long Table Dinner Downtown Courtenay Sunday, September 17th 5:00 pm 4 Course Gourmet Dinner paired with Local Spirits & Wines. Live Music with Easy Street. $100 The Downtown Courtenay