Galloping Gourmet in Support of Local Farmers

Many remember him from when he leapt into the 1970s with his lively cooking television show The Galloping Gourmet. Graham Kerr has spent over seven decades working with food. From those more decadent days, he's evolved into a profound believer in local food and transforming habits that harm into habits that heal. 

Graham Kerr joined the Salt Spring Forum at ArtSpring last night to help support an important local initiative called The Root, which is an innovative farm centre project lead by the SSI Farmland Trust. The Root will function as a storage, processing, and distribution facility for local farm produce – and will increase local food production. 

As a strong proponent of reducing the harm one causes in the world, Graham Kerr believes we must support our local farmers and growers, and change our lives so that we create resilient communities rather than ones of vapid consumerism. His message resonated strongly with the ArtSpring audience members, who were moved into a standing ovation at the end of the event.

Let's support our local farmers, who work so hard to grow fresh food to nourish us! 

 Graham Kerr in the kitchen at twig and buoy - a Salt Spring restaurant with strong locavore roots - before the ArtSpring event. 

Graham Kerr in the kitchen at twig and buoy - a Salt Spring restaurant with strong locavore roots - before the ArtSpring event.