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What's In Season Locally This December

November 30, 2018

It’s the middle of winter and the holiday season, but there is still fresh local produce available in BC at this time of year.   You can find many varieties of squash grown in the Kootenays, Lower Mainland, Okanagan and on Vancouver Island, such as spaghetti, winter, kabocha, banana, butternu...

Winter-Warmer Recipes To Keep You Toasty This Season

November 13, 2018

Brrrr, it’s getting cold outside! So what better to keep you warm than a nice, steaming bowl of something yummy?   (And no, it’s not just soup.)   Here are a few recipes to get you thinking about what to put on the menu this November, making the most of our local BC produce.   First up, h...

BC Cranberries: A Local's View From The Bog

October 29, 2018

BC Cranberries: A Local's View From The Bog   Did you know that British Columbia is the fourth largest cranberry producer worldwide based on volume at harvest? In the Vancouver area, I’m surprised to find out that there are farms in Langley, Richmond, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Burnaby. We...

Did You Know We Grow Kiwi Fruit?

October 12, 2018

  Did you know we grow kiwi fruit?   Yes! It’s true! Here in BC – specifically in Abbotsford and on Vancouver Island – you can get locally grown kiwi fruit from October to January.   The kiwi fruit originated in China. New Zealanders first imported the fruit in the early twentieth century,...

Spooktastic’ Food Ideas For Halloween

October 05, 2018

  Are you looking for some ‘spooktastic’ food ideas this Halloween? Look no further!   If you’re throwing a party, or you just want an excuse to make some creepy food, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done the hard work and compiled a list of some delicious recipes to get you in the Halloween mo...

An Okanagan EAT DRINK LOCAL Tour

September 21, 2018

  An Okanagan EAT DRINK LOCAL Tour Tamsin Scholz   We have so many fantastic businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region – so many, in fact, that we’ve decided we should suggest an itinerary for people in the region to make the most of these delicious local offerings.   This is just one po...

Pumpkin Season Is Here

September 08, 2018

    Pumpkin season is here   Fall means one thing – pumpkin! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup – the list goes on.   Pumpkins are grown in BC throughout fall from September to November, a perfect treat for when the weather turns colder. You can not only buy ...

Back to school lunch ideas for the locally inclined

August 31, 2018

  It’s that time of year again, and the kids are going back to school. What a relief, huh? We’ve got some recipes for the kid’s lunch boxes (and yours too) that use seasonally available produce grown right here in BC – what could be better? Cinnamon Apple Chips from Genius Kitchen You c...

What are Cucamelons?

August 24, 2018

Cucamelons 101 Do you know what cucamelons are? And do you know they can be grown in British Columbia?   Cucamelon is one name for the grape-sized fruit which looks like a mini watermelon. It’s also called a Mexican sour gherkin, or ‘sandiita’ in Spanish. As the name suggests, it’s a sour fr...

Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots oh my!

August 17, 2018

Peaches, nectarines and apricots oh my! The glut of locally grown fruit in BC continues throughout summer, with stone fruit grown throughout the Kootenays, the Lower Mainland and Okanagan regions.   While nectarines and apricots are in season for just July and August, peaches are also availa...

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