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Events for December 2022

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..
January 15, 2020

5 ways to power up with local foods this year

Looking for a way to make a difference this year? Make a resolution to put more local food on your table.
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...
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...