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Food, Farm and Seed Information

Organic produce at Duncan Farmers Market
Photo by Kim Ellingson Photography Nanaimo BC

Edible Strategies - We grow less than 10% of the food we eat on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This problem of food security has been taken up by a group of community organizations, farmers, small scale food processors and locally owned food businesses who together wish to work towards relocalizing our food system.

Cowichan Food Security - Cowichan Green Community

Wendy R. Holm, P. Ag., award winning journalist - Here are lists of many of her thought provoking articles about the future of farming in Canada. Especially the Dec. 2007 Article. It is chilling.

The Knowledge Pantry at FarmFolk/City Folk - a valuable resource for learning about what is in season, where to buy local, who is providing what. While most of the information applies to the lower mainland, some of it refers to Vancouver Island. The site also discusses current food and agriculture news and events.

Small Farm Canada - newsletter edited by Tom Henry

How to Find and Eat Local Food - What's in season, how to look and where to find. A list of great resources. Out of Vancouver.

Raw Food Society of BC - Raw and Living Foods Communities across the province.

VIHA's Food Security/Community Food Action Initiative

Vancouver Island Diet Recipe Page

Other Farm Markets

Campbell RiverPier Street - Discovery Fishing Pier parking lot Campbell River, BC from May to October
Cedar Farm Market - on the fields of the Crow and Gate Pub, 2313 Yellowpoint Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Comox Valley Farmers Market - Check out the Three Locations
Errington Farmers Market - 1390 Errington Road in Errington on Saturday 10am to 1pm. Runs from May to September.
Esquimalt Community Market - Esquimalt Town Square, behind the Municipal Hall- Mid May to the end of September.
Goldstream Station Market - Bryn Maur Road, Downtown Langford, June to October
Metchosin Farmers Market - Metchosin Municipal Grounds, Happy Valley Road (behind the Fire Hall) Metchosin- Mid May to Late October.
Nanaimo Farmers Market - on the Pioneer waterfront Plaza, right next to the Bastion on Front Street in Nanaimo on Friday 10am to 2pm. Runs from April 13 to October 5.
Salt Spring Island Saturday Market - Oceanside at Centennial Park in the heart of Ganges on Salt Spring Island, in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on Canada's west coast.
Victoria - James Bay Community Market-The Market is open 9-3 every Saturday from May 5, 2007 to Oct 6, 2007, just two blocks from the Inner Harbour. Ealry May to early October
Victoria - Moss Street Market - Sir James Douglas Elementary School, Fairfield and Moss Streets Victoria- mid May to mid-October
List of All Farm Markets in BC

Website Resources

Vancouver Island Arts,Culture and Accomodation Directory
Farmers Market Online Directory

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