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#BuyBC Year Round

March 18, 2019

Local food is a moving conversation: each of us define it differently depending on where we live in the province and our ability to access farms, farmers markets and producers. Some of us define local as the 100-km diet (which was created here in BC). Others prefer sourcing within their region,...

BC Restaurants Buy BC: Eat Drink Local - JOIN THE PROMOTION

March 11, 2019

BC Restaurants Buy BC - JOIN THE PROMOTION!   Do you serve British Columbia food and beverage on your menu with pride? Do you make buying decisions that support local farmers, producers and processors? Are you proud to share your passion with your guests?   If you answered yes to any of tho...

What's in Season Locally for March & April

February 27, 2019

Spring is upon us, and in March and April, the range of fresh produce available around the province is growing.   Fava beans, swiss chard and spinach are complemented by local asparagus, radishes and rhubarb in April. April is also a great time to try Belgian endives, arugula, shall...

Warm Up With A Spring Soup

February 18, 2019

Warm up with a spring soup   We're turning the corner from winter but the season for comfort food hasn't come to an end. Why not celebrate the arrival of the spring eating its bounty of local comfort foods at your local restaurant? Stepping out for lunch on a sunny spring day can warm the sou...

Comox Valley Dine Around Festival

February 15, 2019

Visit The Comox Valley for Dine Around - February 21 to March 17   The Comox Valley Dine Around Festival is celebrating 10 years of delicious dining experiences and has expanded significantly in 2019 to include new culinary tours and a new Grand Tasting Kick‐off Event February 20 at the Old H...

What A Great Time To Try BC Wine!

February 02, 2019

What a great time to try BC Wine. Restaurants around BC offer a selection of BC wines on their wine lists and operators and sommeliers are ready to offer pairing ideas about what wine matches your dish choice - or what dish matches your wine choice.   The first grapes were planted in BC in 18...

What’s in season this February/March?

January 28, 2019

Here in BC, we are lucky to have so much delicious locally-grown produce. While summer is an obvious time for fresh food, did you know there are still lots ofingredients in season in February/March? Winter is a wonderful time of the year fordishes full of vegetables. Potatoes, leeks, parsnips,...

Happy New Year from EAT DRINK LOCAL!

January 01, 2019

  What a year!!   2018 has been incredibly successful for Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL, as we kicked off our inaugural feature month and were lucky enough to meet a whole host of fantastic local businesses around BC.   We’ve published articles about local food and beverage, and the great busine...

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