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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.
December 4, 2020

Pretty Poinsettias: simple tips to care for BC blooms this winter

What’s a locally-grown gift that everyone is sure to love? BC-grown flowers are the perfect gift to brighten up the darkest winter days: they’re a mood booster, an air cleaner, and a burst of colour that makes your home a better place to be.
November 18, 2020

Incredible mushrooms: learn about BC’s local mushroom farms!

What local food is available fresh year-round, and offers many of the benefits of veggies, beans, grains...and meats? It’s time to get to know BC mushrooms!
October 7, 2020

Fall Fruits and Veggies: Your guide to choosing, cooking, and storing

With so many local fruits and vegetables at the peak of their flavour in October, celebrating the harvest comes naturally! Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s our guide to choosing, cooking and storing all of the wonderful harvest produce available this fall.
September 17, 2020

Growing good wine: meet Karnail Singh Sidhu, BC’s viticulturist of the year

Karnail Singh Sidhu runs the family-owned Kalala Organic Estate Winery with his wife Narinder in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. He’s developed an impressive approach to grape growing based on sharing...