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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 knowledge and caring for the environment, and was recently awarded the inaugural BC Viticulturist of the Year award from the B.C. Grapegrowers’ Association.
August 13, 2020

10 refreshingly local BC summer salads

Looking for a refreshingly local meal? These 10 summer salads are perfect for any table, whether you’re looking for a main dish on a summer evening, or a fresh idea for a weekend lunch.
July 10, 2020

10 things you didn’t know about BC blueberries, plus a summer giveaway!

What’s blue, delicious and a great source of antioxidants? BC-grown blueberries! These tiny berries pack in huge flavour and health benefits, and they make a titanic contribution to BC’s economy too.
June 10, 2020

Farm to Flask: We chat about terroir-driven spirits with Tyler Dyck

Can one taste tell you a story about the land, climate and soil your food came from?
April 30, 2020

Mother’s Day guide: sourcing local to celebrate mom!

Stuck on how to celebrate Mother’s Day this year without leaving your home? Let us be your guide to a wonderful day -- with flowers, local sips or a homemade high tea for your nearest and dearest.