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The seventh and final in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Lyn Adamson, founder of the eat-local challenge, about how it got started and where she sees it headed.

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The sixth in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Carol Sigvaldasson , owner and chef at The Flying Yellow Bread Bowl in Powell River, about her commitment to using local food as much as possible year-round.

The Flying Yellow Bread Bowl is located at 4968 Ewing Place, near the corner of Alberni St. and Marine Ave. in the old centre of Powell River. Current hours are Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM year round.

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The fifth in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Alison Coburn, co-owner of Turner Bay Seafoods in Powell River, about their commitment to providing fresh high-quality local seafood and other foods.

Turner Bay Seafoods is located at 4593 Marine Ave. in Powell River, next to Taw's Sporting Goods. You can phone them at (604) 485-4668. They're open Tuesdays through Saturdays and serve lunch.

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The fourth in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Amy Sharp, one of the owners of Manzanita Restaurant in Powell River, about some of the challenges of serving local food in a restaurant.

Manzanita is located in the Old Courthouse Inn in Powell River's historic Townsite (6243 Walnut St.). You can phone them at (604) 483-2228, or find them on the web at http://www.manzanita.ca/.

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The third in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Melissa Call, the owner of Sunshine Organics and Ecossentials in Powell River, about her commitment to local food and the local economy.

Sunshine Organics can be found at http://www.sunshineorganics.ca/powellriver/index.htm or (604) 483-3188.

Ecossentials is at 4679 Marine Ave. in Powell River: (604) 485-7000.

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The second in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Nia Wegner, the owner of Loaves and Fishes Catering Company in Powell River, about her commitment to local food and community.

Anyone wishing to contact Nia can reach her at (604) 483-3073.

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The first in a weekly series of conversations with local food champions, as part of Powell River's 50-mile eat-local challenge, now in its fourth year. In this installment, I talk with Jeffrey Renn, the owner, manager, and chef at Bemused Bistro in Powell River, about his commitment to local food.

Bemused Bistro is located at 4623 Marine Avenue in Powell River, BC, and is open Fridays and Saturdays until midnight and Sundays. Mondays through Thursdays, The Curry Hut is serving Indian food (less local, but worth checking out).

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