Island Bison Ranch

Vancouver Island

“Island Bison is committed to providing our customers with the best quality buffalo meat products. Our bison are raised in a clean, natural environment without chemicals, hormones or steroids.
We have all the cuts of meat – the same as the cuts of beef with which you are familiar including:
Roasts, steaks, ground buffalo, stew, and breakfast sausage.
Organ meats are also available: heart, tongue, kidneys and liver.
Bones are available for soups or for your dogs.
Smoked products:
summer sausage, salami, pepperoni , smokies and Italian sausage.
We give a cooking guide and a free cookbook to each customer!
We deliver to locally:
Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland…
usually the same week you place your order. Our freezer truck delivers to southern destinations on Vancouver Island upon request.”

Comox Valley Farmer’s Market

Comox, Vancouver Island

” …over 80 farmers, fishers, and bakers bring their locally-produced products to market.
Why it pays to visit the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market…
• The food is at its freshest because it doesn’t have to travel hundreds of miles to get to you.
• Local producers can select their produce varieties for taste, rather than their ability to travel.
• You can help ensure that local farmland will stay in production.
• You can talk to the people who grow or make your food and they can and will respond to your needs, tastes, and questions.
• More than a marketplace, it’s a social gathering where friends and families meet.”

FarmFolk / CityFolk Society

Sustainable Food System

About FF/CF
“FarmFolk / CityFolk Society is a non-profit society that works with farm & city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. We develop and operate projects that provide access to & protection of foodlands; that support local, small scale growers and producers; and that educate, communicate and celebrate with local food communities.”

Community Gardens

Greater Vancouver, Victoria

“This list is never up-to-date. Gardens still in the development phase aren’t included, contact people at the gardens change frequently and some contacts don’t want their names listed.
The list will grow over time, and will include more information on each garden, will include gardens outside Vancouver and also e-mail addresses and garden web pages.”

Edible Garden Project

“The EGP Mission
* To increase use of local land for primary food production.
* To increase consumption of local fruits and vegetables on the North Shore, especially by those in need.
* To increase knowledge and skills in food preservation and storage.
* To increase knowledge about the benefits of locally produced foods.
* To increase community capacity to respond to the demand for locally produced fruits and vegetables.
The EGP is the result of an extensive community consultation process where food security has been identified as a key priority area. Adequate access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a cornerstone to good health, but is beyond the reach of many low income community members. The mission of the project is to create a network of communities where locally grown food is collected and distributed to organizations that provide food to low income families and individuals. The EGP strives to create a network between homeowners with gardens who want to donate a portion of their harvest, people who have under or un-used garden space and would like to cultivate this land for growing food, and volunteers who want to contribute to the growing, sharing, and learning around locally produced food. The EGP aims to provide information and education to the community, where knowledge and skills are built around ecological food gardening, healthy eating, and food preservation.”

Geography Makes A Difference

“In this century, the white man has ushered in a new lifestyle in which Inuit must not only live away from the land, but also in comfort and ease, having been introduced to instant foods, rifles, snowmobiles, wooden houses and formal education. Today, the connection between Inuit and the land has weakened, and Inuit struggle with their identity: the Inuit’s latest challenge in a land that has always been challenging…
In the west Kitikmeot Region, the Inuit depended on the migration of the caribou. The Inuit in the east Kitikmeot (the Nattilingmiut) depended on the seal. In coastal areas of the Kivalliq, Inuit relied mainly on seal, caribou and arctic char, whereas Inuit on the mainland hunted caribou, geese and ptarmigan, and fished lake trout. In the northern tip of the Kivalliq Region, walruses were also hunted. The people of Baffin Island sought walruses, seals and arctic char. Caribou, Canada geese, ptarmigan, seals, whales and arctic char are all found throughout Nunavut and are part of the diet of all Inuit.”
Written by Brian Aglukark, see

Patterson’s Green Valley Gardens

Hay River

Services: Market Greenhouse selling annual bedding plants and hanging baskets. We also sell fresh fruit and vegetables, including cucumbers, tomatoes and strawberries. Locally owned and operated.

60 Patterson Road
City: Hay River
Province: Northwest Territories
Postal Code: X0E0R4

Phone: (867)874-2401
Fax: (867)874-6902