Goji Berries

Goji Berries Spark Niche Market for the Fraser Valley

By: Jen Muranetz For more than 25 years, Peter Breederland has been a pepper farmer, growing yellow, orange and red sweet peppers on his Aldergrove family farm. “BC [has] such a good growing climate for peppers,” he boasts. You could say Breederland has pepper farming down to a science. So …

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Masa Shiroki's 6-row rice planter

From Glass to Table: Rice Production in the Fraser Valley

By Lynda Grace Philippsen Though Canada doesn’t have a rice-farming culture, yet, Masa Shiroki reminds people that at one time no one considered Canada suitable for wine production—and now we are winning international awards for it. So, why not experiment with rice and rice wine too? Shiroki is the first …

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The Grape Grabber in action

The Science of Wine: The Quest for the Perfect Grape

By Cate Pedersen The senses unravel the mysteries of a fine wine—a vintner can read the subtlety in colour, clarity, weight, density, smell, and taste; with eyes, nose and tongue telling the story of the journey from vine to glass. This part is really the dénouement of the winemaking tale. …

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Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick, Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, 4-H British Columbia Manager Kevin Rothwell, and members and leaders of the Nicola Valley 4-H Club.

4-H BC: New Deal with the Province

The province of B.C. has signed a new ten-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 4-H BC to help engage young British Columbians with careers in Agriculture.  Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick and Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart presented the provincial organization with a cheque for $87,000, at the Nicola Ranch …

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