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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...
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? That’s the key concept behind Okanagan Spirits (a family owned and operated distillery in Kelowna and Vernon) started with this idea: using 100% locally...
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.
April 15, 2020

Caring for the land, caring for the future: meet BC ranchers Janice and Trevor Tapp

In honour of Earth Day, we talked to ranchers Janice and Trevor Tapp about their innovative approach to sustainability. They’re the owners of the Copper-T Ranch, located in BC’s beautiful Nechako region.
March 5, 2020

Meet one of BC’s youngest poultry farmers: Jared DeDood

What’s packed with protein, and goes with just about anything? Eggs! You might eat them regularly, but how much do you know about how they are produced?
February 12, 2020

We Heart B.C. agriculture: Fall in love with where your favourite local foods come from

For Valentine’s Day, we’re writing an unabashed love letter to British Columbia. B.C.’s vast forests, fields and waterways produce a HUGE variety of local foods we enjoy - including over 200 agricultural commodities..