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In Tahsis, local resident and chef Silvie Keen and her team of volunteers run
the Captain Meares Elementary and Secondary School Salad Bar Program,
spooning out Sunshine Soup and an array of veggies and fruits twice a
week to 35 hungry students.
Riverworks Farm, Sangan Farm, and the Lavoie Family Farm provide
fresh farm produce to elementary school lunch programs on Haida Gwaii,
introducing kids to beets, parsnips, rutabaga and kale. This connection
also opened the door to new learning opportunities when students visited
Riverworks Farm to pull parsnips, dig potatoes and feed the cows.
Silvie Keen’s Sunshine Soup
This soup is from Tahsis,
where we get nearly 11 feet
of rain annually and on
average, it rains 209 days
of the year. We need all
the sunshine we can get.
Sunshine soup works its
magic and brings the sun to
our village, warming bellies
at the same time.
2 large butternut squash
4 onions, chopped
4” piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
4 cloves garlic , peeled and chopped
¼ - ½ cup olive oil
1 cinnamon stick
4 bay leaves
salt & pepper to taste
5 lb bag of carrots, peeled and cut into ½” pieces
6 litres liquid: vegetable or chicken stock, water
or a mixture of stock & water
Riverworks Farm