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Connecting with Food: Urban farms bridge gaps

By Marina Gibson Take a deep breath. Don’t rush. What I really love about farming is being outdoors, with the soil, the seeds and the plants. In this moment, I’m indoors in a darkened theatre, about to walk onstage. Looking out at the sea of faces, I wonder how I …

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Next-Gen Farmers

A Look at Sardis Secondary’s Farm Program Tom Baumann I am waiting at the gate under blue skies. The temperature is warm and a strong breeze from the west blows across the trees at the corner. A group of young people in their cars wait, just like me, enjoying the …

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The Slow Ride of Pears

Ronda Payne Not as popular as the apple, but a delightful fruit in its own right, the pear has ardent supporters. Hank Markgraf, Grower Services Manager with BC Tree Fruits will tell you there’s no fast ride to getting new pears into grower fields. Pears aren’t nearly as precocious as …

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Growing Ginger in BC

Getting to the Root of Food Security By Dan Oostenbrink, The Local Harvest Market “Do you sell ginger?” we’ve often been asked. Staying true to our mandate to only provide local food in our market is certainly a challenge and we frequently find ourselves turning down customer requests for the …

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Sweet Chili Ginger Chicken Recipe

Sweet Chili Ginger Chicken shared from The Local Harvest Market 1/4 cup honey Knob of minced ginger (2 Tbsp.) 1 tsp. crushed chili flakes 1 clove minced garlic 4 chicken breasts Olive oil In a large pan heat up about 2 Tbsp. olive oil, add chicken breasts and cook until …

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Hop Growers & Brewmasters: The perfect pairing

The fertile Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island were once abundant in hop farms; in fact British Columbia was the largest hop-growing region in the British Commonwealth in the 1940s. Since megabreweries squeezed out smaller companies decades ago, it has been the passion of a community of dedicated artisans that revived …

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Sweet Potato Hash with Mango Red Pepper Pico De Gallo

Recipe for Sweet Potato Hash with Mango Red Pepper Pico De Gallo (serves 4) Yam/Potato Hash 2 medium-sized yams, peeled 2 medium-sized red potatoes, peeled 1 red onion, peeled and julienned 2 eggs whole Method for Hash Shred peeled yams and potatoes in food processor or grate into a mixing bowl. …

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