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December 12, 2019

Holiday party gift guide: pick the perfect local gift for your host or hostess!

Headed to a holiday party? Say thank-you in style - here’s your guide to homemade and local gift ideas that your host will love. Not only are local gifts simple to source, they are also a wonderful way to invest in your local farmers and food producers, ensuring that the new year will be a brighter one for everyone!
December 2, 2019

Q&A with Emma Davison from Golden Ears Cheesecrafters

For nearly ten years, sisters Emma and Jenna Davison have owned and operated Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge. They’ve grown from just the two of them making cheese to dealing with 1500 litres of milk a day...
November 6, 2019

Get cozy with local: how to use B.C. ingredients in all your fall meals

With colder days ahead, it’s the perfect time to warm up with soups, stews, and savory meals featuring rich layers of fall flavours.
October 17, 2019

Meet BC Chicken Farmer Dave Martens

You asked, we answered! Earlier this fall, We Heart Local BC reached out to our community to hear “what questions do you have for a chicken farmer?” And you provided some great ones!
August 28, 2019

We heart summer in BC wrap-up!

What’s the connection between local farms and your fork? BC farmers produce over 200 different commodities that wind up on your table every day, from the sweet blueberries in your breakfast smoothie, to the tomatoes in your salad!
July 18, 2019

Enjoy local for longer: 3 easy ways to preserve BC stone fruit

It’s high season for stone fruits in BC - like apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums. Here's how to store (and eat up!) that bountiful BC harvest.
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.