May 13, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s an astonishing seasonal sight: every fall, BC’s cranberry fields are flooded for harvest, turning the low-lying fields a breathtaking […]
October 3, 2018
Think those golden fields of canola only grow on Canada’s prairies? Think again: according to Stats Canada, canola has the […]