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Nature's nutrition: Knowledge from the ground up

Words by Zaaven Forest
Photos by Meredith Rose
The opportunities we have, the choices we make, and the decisions we face each day determine how our life will unfold. These can be at once beautiful and ugly,...

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Market Innovators: Lentelus Organics

Words By Bobby Herron
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
In these days of shifting consciousness around food production and consumption, it’s encouraging to meet a young person with a fresh and inspired approach to...

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Fast Food Isn't Always Bad Food

Words By Hans Peter Meyer
Photos By Ron Pogue
Our local food movement provides convenient, delicious, and healthy meal options.     The local food movement is often seen as the...

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Market Innovator: Estevan Tuna

Words By Meaghan Cursons
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
A deliciously sustainable Comox Valley product     Fishing may be one of the planets oldest professions, but Estevan Tuna is all about...

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Canning 101

Words By Shelley Crysler
Photos By Adam Crysler
Growing and canning their own fruits and vegetables has been a tradition in the Brown Family for over four decades. Determined to provide healthy, homegrown...

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Raw Revelation

Words By Tarah Millen
Photos By Bevin Clempson
A personal encounter with the raw food lifestyle.     Everyone knows the old adage that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away....

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Market Innovators: Ceylon Cuisine & Spices

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photo By Hans Peter Meyer
From the coasts of the Indian Ocean to our north Pacific paradise, Ceylon Cuisine brings the warmth of their dynamic flavour blends, delicious curries and a...

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Hens 101

Words & Photos By Rebekah Kenway
While the idea of collecting fresh eggs at home sounds idyllic, don’t think you can wing it. Like most things worth doing, there’s a lot to know about...

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Passionate Brewing

Words By Kerry Hale
Photos By Karley Bracey
The story of cancer, community and a hospital mini fridge.     “As a family physician, death is a part of my every day at work. As a...

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Market Innovators: Abuelo's Corn Tortillas

A local business grows by staying true to their origins.     Handmade, gluten free and using 100 per cent certified-organic ingredients,...

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Herbalism 101

Words By Yarrow Willard
And Philippa Joly
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
How to use supplements to reclaim health in the winter months.     The summer months have faded into fall as many look forward to the...

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Market Innovators: Clever Crow

Words & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Lia Cormick launched Clever Crow about three years ago at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market selling herbs, spices and sea salts. The market has served her...

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Beer Tasting 101

Words By Brad Harris
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Infographic By Ian Adams
Four ingredients: water, malt (usually barley), yeast and hops. Beer. A simple recipe but such a complex substance. The craft beer revolution has ignited...

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Why Tea?

Words By Desiree Lyver
Photos By Karen McKinnon
Why not tea? Growing up on a farm on a Hornby Island farm with summers spent working on a commercial fish boat followed by serial years running through cut...

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Agri-Balance

Words By Andrew Findlay
Photo By Kody Kryzanowski
There are many reasons to make fun of the French–their philandering presidents, that air of cultural superiority carried around like a Louis Vuitton hand...

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Market Innovators: McClintock's Buffalo Yogurt

Words By Hans Peter Meyer
When Sandra McClintock wanted to build a cottage dairy at the family farm, there was too much business uncertainty. Instead, she took the advice to start a...

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Comox Valley Uncorked

Words By Bevin Clempson
Photos By Karen McKinnon
Rolling down the Comox Valley Parkway in a white stretch limousine isn’t a regular occurrence in my every day. Enjoying a glass of wine is. Somehow, I found...

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Market Innovators: Healing Bliss Botanicals

Healing Bliss Botanicals inspires people to nurture their bodies and restore themselves and the planet through the use of herbal products and holistic...

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Thoughts From An Oyster

Words by Evan Gough
Photos by Hans Peter Meyer
Most of you don’t know much about us. You like to talk like you do, gazing at each other over the plate. There’s more to us than nature’s...

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Foraging 101

Words & Photos By Kristy Pedersen
A bucket bumps gently against my hip, filling slowly with ripe purple-black berries. This is high summer gathering at its best, picking blackberries from...

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The New Brewmox Valley

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When I moved up to the Comox Valley from Victoria over 10 years ago, I noticed a huge lack of what I call ‘good’ beer. I had spent the last few years in...