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.
For a beautiful start to Mother’s Day, buy BC-grown flowers and plants and have them delivered, or arrange for curbside pickup at a garden centre. It’s never been more important to support your community. When you buy local blooms for Mother’s Day, not only are you giving a gift that’s gorgeous and cheerful, you’re also making a smart choice for the environment, and supporting local family-owned flower farmers and greenhouses. If you are ordering from a florist, be sure to ask them if they source their blooms from BC, or look for the FlowerfulBC logo when you are shopping. Gardeners can browse our local plant guide to find a plant nursery close to you that’s doing curbside pickup or social distancing.
If you’re socially distanced from your mom, why not send some liquid cheer to her door. Whether it’s beer, wine, cider or spirits, order the mom in your life her favourite beverage from a local business. There are many delicious options to choose from and most are accepting online orders so that you can get your choices straight from the source. You can even put in an order for yourself and have a virtual “cheers” together to celebrate her special day!
One of the best ways to show your love for mom is cooking up a meal to share! Keep it local with a recipe from We Heart Local’s recipe archives - you can use our tool to see which foods are in-season; and then try out simple recipes featuring local ingredients.
To really make the mom in your life feel special, it’s simple to put together a Mother’s Day high tea at home. Start with watercress egg-salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches or tomato sandwiches - they’re all local and in-season thanks to your local BC greenhouses. Continue the finger-food theme with mushroom and bacon crostini and mini quiches. And for dessert, enjoy a slice of strawberry pie, mini-pavlovas with balsamic strawberries and basil, or this lavender-honey semifreddo cake. Don’t forget a pot of aromatic tea, with some local BC honey for a sweet treat!
It’s never been more important to support your community, whether that’s through ordering online from local farm businesses, buying gift certificates, or ordering meals for delivery. You can also cheer on farmers on social and show your appreciation using #ThankAFarmer. To learn more about your community’s food producers, share your Mother’s Day plans or send farmers a message of support, visit our Facebook Page and Instagram feed!