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Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL launch a great success

April 25, 2018

  The Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL program has officially launched for 2018, with events held in Victoria and Vancouver last week. The events were an immense success, with a number of members of the food and drink community in attendance. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham spoke in both Victoria a...

Collaboration between We Heart Local and Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL

April 23, 2018

Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is proud to announce the beginning of our collaboration with the wonderful folks over at We Heart Local BC! We Heart Local BC has been supporting the ‘eat local, drink local’ ethos for several years, showcasing British Columbia’s amazing producers. They support the people...

Celebrating BC and Canadian cuisine at Edible Canada

April 20, 2018

  Unsurprisingly, Edible Canada’s Granville Island location is very busy on Saturday morning when I arrive. The room is packed with customers enjoying weekend brunch, and the food being prepared makes me wish I’d arrived earlier and checked out the menu before my interview. I’m here to meet w...

Get your wine on this April with BC Wine month

April 13, 2018

  We’ve been given the best reason to drink BC Wine this month – it’s all part of a province-wide celebration of our fantastic wines! The BC government proclaimed April as BC Wine Month and Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is encouraging everyone in BC to make a special effort to support our local vintn...

Local pork crackling? Head to Tuc Craft Kitchen for food you can feel good about

April 11, 2018

  “We asked ourselves what made dinner parties with friends so enjoyable and we concluded it was food and drink made and served with love in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We decided to open a restaurant that embodied those principles.” If those words from Tuc Craft Kitchen owner Colin Ros...

First annual North Coast Whale Festival to feature local seafood and beer

April 09, 2018

  Community spirit is a wonderful thing. If you live in Prince Rupert, there’s a fantastic event coming up this weekend that’s perfect for the whole family. The first annual North Coast Whale Festival will be held on Saturday 14 April, beginning at 10am and finishing with evening festivities a...

Local beef, delivered to your door

April 05, 2018

  BC beef farm R3 Acres may be located 9 hours north of Vancouver near McBride in the Cariboo Chilcotin region, but distance won’t stop you from tasting their delicious products. The farm, owned by the Westlund family since 1955, personally delivers its beef across British Columbia as part of i...

Wild Pacific Halibut is on the menu!

April 03, 2018

Wild Pacific Halibut is in season! This delicious fish caught off the coast of British Columbia from mid-March to mid-November is versatile – baked, grilled, poached, broiled, fried, or Ceviche’ d, halibut’s mild flavour is in high demand. Pacific Halibut is a flatfish with its large size – it c...

Persephone Brewing Company – committing to shopping local

March 28, 2018

  Have you tried Persephone Brewing Company’s Goddess Golden Ale? What about their Black Lager? If not, it might be time to give this local brewery a try. Located on the Sunshine Coast near Gibsons, Persephone Brewing use their 11-acre farm to produce hops, apples and a market garden – all of w...

Local chefs making the most of BC farmers’ markets

March 26, 2018

  With over 145 farmers’ markets in British Columbia, the local community is strongly supporting the ethos of buying locally-grown produce. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM), which represents over 145 farmers’ markets across the province, estimates most markets are started by commu...

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