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There are many great places to get your news online – whether it be foodie news, or otherwise – and RIPE has been promoted by our fabulous media sponsors on their blogs and in their tweets. And, come event day, we’ll be able to add radio station coverage and video to the mix!

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A big thanks to our Signature Radio Sponsor, The PEAK FM, who will be at the event with their community cruiser and cutting in live to the evening show.

Our Signature Media Sponsor, Scout Magazine, chatted about the event with Simi Sara on Talk 1410 and Fiona & Michael on Urban Rush!

Both UrbanDiner and Edible Vancouver have graciously had online ads up on their sites for us for months.

Check out some blog coverage here, here and here from Granville Magazine.

Oh, and here from Miss604…gotta love the RT‘s from @eagranieyuh and @LucisFerre !

And don’t forget about The Tyee here.

Post RIPE we are crossing our fingers to read more about what these well respected foodies thought of the event, and…the food! Don’t forget about the food!


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Part of what RIPE is all about is based on local food and knowing the story, the history, behind what we’re eating. That’s exactly what one of our media sponsors, The Tyee, writes about in their column Eat Your History. Launched just this Summer, guest edited by J.B. MacKinnon co-creator of the 100-Mile Diet, and written by Jeff Nield and Joanne Will it’s about food; place; history. “A stimulated mind and happy taste buds” so they say.

MacKinnon describes the idea behind Eat Your History, and what gave him the idea:

“Eat Your History will highlight foods that tell a story about the place we live in. The first article is a great example. Jeff takes a look at the Olympia oyster, which was once the only native species of oyster on the coast. The fact that most of us have never heard of the Olympia oyster, let alone eaten one, tells a story about how dramatically our coastline has changed since the arrival of European settler. The way we eat shapes everything around us — we don ourselves a major disservice when we ignore that history.”

Well said James, well said.

p.s. Can’t wait to host 2 of The Tyee’s readers at RIPE – was it you that won their ticket giveaway?

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