EPISODE 129 – CREATING SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITH CLIMATE CHANGES WITH KIMBERLEY ALLAN
This week on The Rural Woman Podcast, you will get to meet Kimberley Allan (@gatherfarmandkitchen). Kimberley owns Gather Farm & Kitchen in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Along with her partner, Dennis, and her daughters, they operate a 5 acre farm and business.
Kimberley grew up in Vancouver and launched her gourmet food business, Kimberley’s Kitchen, in 2010. She moved to Vancouver Island a few years ago, with the goal of evolving her food business and farming. Now on their small farm, Kimberley and her family farm vegetables and fruit, specializing in garlic, tomatoes, squash and apples. They are vendors at the farmers’ market and also operate their seasonal farm store. They host farm events, school groups, and on-farm cooking workshops where Kimberley shares her decades of professional cooking and baking experience to inspire her community to eat local and in-season food.
Kimberley now hosts A Year on the Farm podcast where she shares her small farm experience and hosts interviews with experts in the field of small-scale farming. With weekly episodes, Kimberley interviews women, BIPOC farmers, and LGBTQ2S+ folk to offer a platform for their knowledge and provide a small-scale farming resource for those often under-represented and who face challenges in the agriculture industry.
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