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Getting in on the Trends for 2019: Plant Based Foods

July 01, 2019

Getting in on the Trends for 2019: Plant Based Foods   If you hadn’t heard the term “plant-based” foods before the new Canada Food Guide was introduced this spring, you aren’t the only one. Plant-based foods are the trend for 2019 according to industry watchers in the US and Canada. The Natio...

Choosing BC Foods For Your Plate Everyday: The Meat Addition

June 26, 2019

Choosing BC Foods For Your Plate Everyday: The Meat Addition We’re exploring the easy choices that we can all make to support BC farmers, producers and processors year round. We’re setting out to answer the question: What are the foods that you can buy 365 days a year that are grown, harveste...

Explore BC Seafood at the BC Seafood Festival

June 10, 2019

Are you looking for a last minute foodie getaway this coming weekend?   There are still tickets available for the BC Seafood Festival signature weekend from June 14 to 16. It's a drive from Victoria or quick jaunt from Nanaimo - or a beautiful ferry ride from the Vancouver area.   Check out...

What's the Buzz? Urban Beehives

June 06, 2019

What’s the buzz? Urban beehives in Vancouver Restaurants.   Bees are a big deal. They may be small, but they are mighty, and if we want to support local and sustainable food, then we need to support bees. It’s about ensuring that our crops are pollinated and ensuring that we have diversity wi...

What are you growing? Okanagan Edition

May 28, 2019

When we’re talking about farm-to-table, the Okanagan’s winery chefs are at the heart of the discussion. They are connected to their land intimately – the wines tell the story of the place and the season – but because they are land based, they have opportunity to get their fingers into the dirt!...

Surf and Turf - An all BC version of an Icon

May 24, 2019

Surf and Turf – An all BC version of a Icon   Surf and turf is an American classic. The main course combination of seafood and red meat is an icon of 1960s cuisine that was considered to symbolize the rise of the middle-class. The first time the term appeared seems to have been in 1961 in the...

What are you growing? Vancouver Edition

May 21, 2019

BC restaurants are celebrating the launch of the growing season by participating in the Launch month of Buy BC: Eat Drink Local. It’s a fantastic season because we start to see everything popping up in our own gardens.   May long weekend is a signature date for many communities in Canada – it...

Beverages that Buzz - Mead from BC

May 10, 2019

Although you may have only heard of it in stories of King Arthur’s round table and of Vikings’ feasts, mead is a beverage with a buzz that you should know about. Unlike wine, where grapes are the key ingredients, with mead, it all starts with honey.   Sometimes called the “drink of the gods”...

Spot Prawns: Local for Limited Time Only

May 06, 2019

Spot Prawns: Local for Limited Time Only   Want a reason to eat out this May?   BC spot prawn season coincides with our celebration of Eat Drink Local month. Available for only a limited window of 6 to 8 weeks starting in May, these tasty local prawns are a great reason to visit your favour...

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local on the Menu for May

May 01, 2019

NEWS YOU CAN USE For Immediate Release Ministry of Agriculture May 1, 2019 Buy BC: Eat Drink Local on the menu for May VICTORIA – It’s time to explore, enjoy and experience what happens when B.C. foods and beverages meet B.C. chefs in a month-long celebration of culinary and farming skill...

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