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June 18, 2019

Support local: your guide to sourcing BC products at the grocery store

Looking for local in your grocery store? We can help. We often get questions from our community about how to find B.C. products while shopping in the grocery store. With fruits and veggies coming into season, now is the best possible time to learn about sourcing local ingredients
May 13, 2019

Bee kind: how BC’s farmers support pollinators (and how you can help!)

It’s tempting to grump about pollen in the springtime (especially when you’re sneezing) but BC farmers know that pollination is vital to agriculture. In fact, somewhere between 75% and 90 % of our world’s flowering plants need pollinators - animals like bees, butterflies, birds and bats - to help them reproduce.
April 17, 2019

Fresh facts: everything you need to know about locally-grown greenhouse veggies

The next time you’re enjoying a relaxing bath, consider this: the average BC greenhouse can produce 150 pounds of tomatoes, 160 cucumbers, or 55 pounds of peppers in a space smaller than your bathtub takes up.
March 5, 2019

Nutrition spotlight: How choosing local dairy boosts your community and your health

Was one of your resolutions for 2019 to start taking better care of yourself? The Dietitians of Canada have declared March Nutrition Month, which makes it the perfect time to think about how what you put on your plate can benefit you and nourish your community at the same time.
February 13, 2019

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Meet the BC Family Growing Canada’s Local Roses

Did you ever wonder where your Valentine’s roses come from? Not far from the Butterfly Gardens on Vancouver Island, you’ll find Canada’s only commercial rose growers.
January 7, 2019

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Farms in B.C.

BC’s farms are an essential part of your life: from the ingredients in your lunchtime salad to the eggs in the cake you bake, your table connects to BC farms every day.
December 18, 2018

Bringing local to your table: your food choices support BC’s farmers

Supporting your local farmers is a holiday tradition everyone can get behind: after all, BC’s farmers produce the food you bring to family feasts this winter (and all year round!).
November 30, 2018

Home-grown goodness: Ambrosia producer Madeleine van Roechoudt talks farming, family, and how to enjoy the best apples in BC

Chances are good that you’ve tried and loved a BC Ambrosia apple: they’re crisp, juicy, low acid and give a […]
October 27, 2018

Vibrant Harvest: How BC’s Fall Cranberry Harvest Delivers Year-Round Goodness

It’s an astonishing seasonal sight: every fall, BC’s cranberry fields are flooded for harvest, turning the low-lying fields a breathtaking […]