British Columbians know that eating Locally
Grown Food is not only a luxury but a way of life
Movements such as the Backyard Chicken Movement has
been sweeping across Canada as more and more residents adopt
rural lifestyles, focused on growing and sustaining their own diets
This is one example of the many Chicken Coops on Vancouver Island
The idea of Locally Grown is expanding to "Freeganism",
where people scour their communities in search of free food
And nothing is better than picking Blackberries in the Summer
British Columbia is best known for it's fresh, vibrant, and
healthy Green Vegetables, such as Beans, Kale, Peas, Corn,
Zucchini, Spinach, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Squash, Potatoes, etc.
And if you want something sweet, just ask a friendly neighbour if you can pick a few
Apples from their Apple Tree. Oh, but you may need to check in with the Deer first!
But if you're not on a "Freegan" diet and looking for a great Market for
Local Produce and Groceries, The Rootcellar (Victoria B.C.) is your best bet
Large selection of Local Apples
BC Fresh Vegetables
They pride themselves on delivering
"Farm Fresh Produce at Dirt Cheap Prices"
Even in my own backyard I have mentioned my gorgeous Fig Tree
Along with my Figs, I have a giant Walnut Tree in the
backyard that the Squirrels are always snacking from!
Let's have a look at some of the Local Proteins...
Local Free Range Poultry Products from Kildonan Farm
Wild Organic Meats
And I couldn't forget to mention Wild Pink Salmon from our Pacific
waters, where some of the best tasting Seafood in the world comes from!
A 100% Local Dish: Potato Salad with Mayonnaise
Sliced Red Radishes, Green Onion, and Black Pepper
Alongside a garnish of BC Lettuce and Tomatoes
One thing I've noticed in the 22 years of living on
Vancouver Island, is that we love our Bakery Bread!
Wildfire Bakery is notorious for their delicious Organic BC
Grown Wheat Breads, which are all baked in a wood fire oven
Just an assortment of some of the many colourful, seasonal Berries
grown in British Columbia: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries,
and Blueberries. And a little Yogurt and Cinnamon drizzled on top
Whether you live in British Columbia or not, eating Locally Grown
Food is one of the smartest and healthiest ways to support your Family
Farmers, Community, Environment, Economy, and your Waistline!
Click here for a the Seasonal Monthly Chart of BC Grown Produce