Author: Sophie Beaudoin • Date: October 21, 2014 • Appears in:
Free Produce for a Year Grand Prize Winner – Lynda Llewellyn
Congrats on winning a whole year of local produce! In addition to the Local Motive Farm Bag Fundraiser, CSA and Farmers’ Market vouchers coming your way, who did you choose for the gift certificate?
I chose Quality Greens Farm Market in Penticton because they are a local business using local suppliers.
Tell us a little more about yourself!
I am a burn survivor of 32 years having sustained burns to 80 percent of my body while rescuing my youngest son from a fire in our living room. I am also a newlywed. My husband, Dan, and I got married in August 2013. We originally met in 1981 but wound up going our separate ways. Through the internet, Facebook and a mutual friend we found each other again two years ago and quickly realized we did not want to lose each other again. We also share the same birthday!
Currently, I am a Barista at Starbucks, one more career in a long succession of careers. I have been a bartender/manager, a social worker, an in-store display person and I’ve taught burn prevention in schools across Canada for 10 years. I am also a motivational speaker: lyndaspeaks.weebly.com
Why do you support local food?
I like to buy my food locally because it is fresher so it also tastes better. I also like to support local businesses and by buying local I am helping the environment as less fossil fuel is burned in order to get the goods to market.
What’s your favorite local food?
My favourite local food would be all the fruit in the summer... and of course local grapes as they are needed for the wine that accompanies a good meal.