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September 20, 2021

Sharing the harvest: Lorne Jack talks chickens and Firbank Farm

September is BC Chicken month, so we reached out to someone who’s been farming chickens all of his life. Based in Saanich, Lorne Jack is a fifth-generation Vancouver Island farmer. Together with his family, he raises chickens and vegetables...
August 19, 2021

Perfect pair: how a small BC farm is bringing fresh pears to your local produce aisle

Kevin Day knows pears: the Day family has been farming and packing them for over a century. Using the latest technology, a careful approach to sustainability, and with the help of the whole family, Day’s Century Grower’s is poised to pack..
July 6, 2021

Guide: Making the most of B.C.’s berry season

Are you looking forward to making some sweet summer memories? B.C. berry farms are now in full swing, supplying you with fresh local strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Whether you’re safely visiting a local farm..
June 18, 2021

Cow power: how ranchers are keeping B.C. communities safe from wildfires

The summers of 2017 and 2018 brought devastating wildfires to British Columbia, burning millions of hectares and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. While fires are a natural part of maintaining forest health..
May 6, 2021

5 reasons to fill your home and garden with local plants

Looking for a way to improve your health and well-being, with the bonus of boosting your property value and caring for the environment? Fill your home and garden with local plants this season -- you might be surprised at...
April 12, 2021
Miedemas Family

Meet the Miedemas: a family that’s putting sustainability first!

There is a Native American proverb which states “we do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” The desire to work in harmony with the planet and secure a legacy for future generations is a common goal of B.C...
March 5, 2021
International Women's Day

Celebrate BC’s female farmers for International Women’s Day!

Did you know that British Columbia has the highest proportion of female farm operators in Canada? 37.5% of farmers in our province are women, and that number is rising. Today just under 10,000 women get up every day in our province to produce...
February 8, 2021

From our family to yours: Niklaus Forstbauer talks about his family’s farm

Did you know that 98% of farms in BC are family owned and operated? In honour of Family Day, we connected with Niklaus Forstbauer of Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm, a certified organic farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
January 13, 2021

How BC farmers are fighting food waste – and how you can too!

If you’re trying hard to make the most of your groceries this year, you’re in good company with the 94% of Canadians who say they are motivated to reduce their food waste.