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LOCAL FOODS | Craft Beer: Art meets flavour in a tasty local adventure

LOCAL FOODS | Craft Beer: Art meets flavour in a tasty local adventure

By Jessica Kirby – If you are like me, you don’t need more reasons to drink craft beer. You already appreciate its smooth, frothy goodness; its robust and diverse flavour variety; and, its extensive list of health benefits. If you are like me, you spend a good deal of browsing time in the craft singles […]

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

By LeRae Haynes — The Cariboo Growers Market in Williams Lake is a source of community pride as well as high-quality, naturally-produced local food. Farmers, ranchers, and producers fill the market year round with local, healthy, responsibly-grown seasonal food: a one-stop shop for great taste and peace of mind. “It feels great to show that we […]

LOCAL FOODS | AGRICULTURE | Modern Day Dust Bowl:  One of the many reasons to grow and eat locally

LOCAL FOODS | AGRICULTURE | Modern Day Dust Bowl: One of the many reasons to grow and eat locally

  By Brianna van de Wijngaard —   Williams Lake Food Policy Council As many of you now know, California and the surrounding region are having some hydration issues. They have been experiencing extreme drought conditions for the past three years, but it all came to a head in 2014, with projections for the worst […]

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

By Michelle Daymond — As Food Action Co-ordinator, I have been writing articles on behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council (WLFPC) for a number of years now (and it still amazes me that I have actually been in the Cariboo that long!). As I was thinking about what to write this month, I […]

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

By LeRae Haynes — When my children were born I learned to cook with meat. I came from several generations of vegetarians, and wanted my kids to have a choice, moral and otherwise, about what they ate. I’m not squeamish and I love to cook, so I started pestering my friends for their favourite carnivore […]

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

By Diane Dunaway — The relationship between humans and honey bees goes back a long way. Cave art from an estimated 8,000 years ago shows a honey-gatherer risking life and limb in pursuit of a sweet reward. Bees and flowers go back even further in their connection. They’ve co-evolved for over 10 million years. The […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

By Sage Birchwater — Tucked away in the specialty fish section of Margetts Meats in Williams Lake are the delectable salmon products of Bella Coola Seafoods. One taste of half-smoked spring salmon fillets will have you hooked. However, the other products like regular spring or chum fillets and steaks or ready-to-eat hot-smoked salmon will have […]