Okanagan College and Farm Bound team up for culinary delights

From farm to plate

Okanagan College is helping to serve up some tasty treats.

A new partnership between the college and produce supplier company Farm Bound is bringing locally sourced organic foods to your doorstep with summer-ready recipes crafted by OC Culinary Arts students.

Food-lovers can now order the OC Inspiration Box from the Farm Bound website.

The box has fully portioned ingredients for recipes to make Middle Eastern Chicken Za’atar, Carrot and Radish Salad, Pea Risotto with Asparagus and a spice blend to make your own Za’atar Spice Mix.

Not only can home cooks learn new recipes but also a few culinary techniques as well thanks to several how-to videos students created, showcasing how to make each dish and sharing some tricks of the trade.

“By purchasing the OC Inspiration Box, you’re supporting our students, local businesses and hard-working families in our community,” said Stephen Speers, Okanagan College Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship. “It allows our students to demonstrate the skills they’ve learned during their program here at the College and it keeps us engaged with our community outreach initiatives regardless of the challenges the pandemic has presented.”

Farm Bound is a local supplier that bridges the gap from farm to table, supporting only local and regional farmers that grow, harvest and cultivate organically.

The OC Inspiration Box features chicken from Hoisington Organic Farms in Armstrong, chicken broth from Wild Moon Organics in Armstrong, radishes from Wise Earth Farms in Kelowna and asparagus from Sutcliffe Farms in Creston.

“We built our company around community and food – good food,” said Farm Bound CEO Jaye Siegmueller. “The college is a big part of this community and being able to incorporate students and help fulfill their learning curriculum feels incredible, especially in this current climate.”

As a mother who believes in local organic nutritional foods, Siegmueller launched Farm Bound as a way to bring a better connection between people and where they get their food from as a way of reminding them of their roots. The company offers sustainably produced foods from local farmers and producers and people can order produce year round.

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