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Stay tuned for restaurants from these regions

March 22, 2018

  British Columbia is made up of diverse environments, and each region in our great province have their own unique qualities. Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is committed to promoting eating local across the whole of BC, in restaurants in every region. Stay tuned to our website for restaurants from ac...

Restaurant/producer partnerships bringing the taste of genuine wasabi to BC

March 20, 2018

  Did you know that wasabi is produced right here in British Columbia? Not the fake stuff, either – the real stuff. Pacific Coast Wasabi is the only commercial North American grower of authentic wasabi, with farms located in the coastal areas of BC. While you may be surprised, Pacific Coast P...

What's in season this March & April?

March 19, 2018

  Spring is upon us, and in March there is a range of produce available in BC. Warmer weather is slowly on the way, and fresh seafood such as flounder, Pacific Cod and delicious Dungeness Crab are all in season. Herring roe from the Lower Mainland, Nechako, North Coast and Vancouver Island also...

March inspiration: hot peppers!

March 16, 2018

  It might surprise some people to know that hot chili peppers are locally grown in chilly BC (no pun intended). Yes, that’s right – hot peppers are produced right here. Grown in greenhouses in the Lower Mainland, hot peppers are one of several pepper varieties coming into season. As well as t...

House of Boateng to open café and event space in Langford

March 15, 2018

  Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL participant House of Boateng is opening a second location. Vancouver Island-based catering services House of Boateng announced on March 8th that they are opening a new venue in June 2018. The café and event space will be located in downtown Langford. This newest projec...

Next time you’re in Kelowna, add Indigenous World Winery to your list of places to visit

March 08, 2018

  Kelowna is an ever-changing, expanding city in the Okanagan, and there is always something new and exciting to check out. Indigenous World Winery is at the top of this list, having recently opened in 2016. Indigenous World merges the modern culture with Indigenous history, paying respect to t...

4 Great Places to Eat Drink Local in BC

March 07, 2018

  British Columbia has some of the best food and beverages, and the industry continues to grow. Be sure to check out these five locations and let us know what your other favourite local gems are!   1. Salted Brick (Kelowna) Located in Downtown Kelowna, Salted Brick specializes in fresh, seaso...

BC Wine at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 28, 2018

  What a great time to try BC Wine. Restaurants around BC offer a selection of BC wineson their wine lists and operators and sommeliers are ready to offer pairing ideas aboutwhat wine matches your dish choice – or what dish matches your wine choice. The first grapes were planted in BC in 1859. ...

Know the facts about our locally produced BC chicken

January 15, 2018

BC Chicken. It’s delicious, it’s versatile, and it’s produced right here in beautiful BC. Despite BC chicken being hormone and steroid free, some people still have a fewmisconceptions about the chicken industry – What’s in the meat? How are they raised? Here are three facts about our locally-p...

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