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Dairy Farming on Vancouver Island

Words by Jennifer Sieffert
Photos by Jenn Dykstra
Happy Cow Dairy, farm to table.     My husband Kyle and I grew up in the Comox Valley, both of us lovingly raised on the family farms...

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Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

Words by Mike McDonald
Photos by Trevor Moore
Prepping for Winter.     After our vegetable gardens has pumped out all of the food and flavour it can, one very important job remains:...

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Food at the heart of the community

LUSH Valley Food Action Society.     We live in an agriculturally rich region where traditions converge to create a sophisticated local...

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As You Like It

Words & Photos by Bobby Herron
As You Like It Products & Catering epitomizes the farm-to-table approach to food production and service. Chef, caterer, and food producer Laura Agnew believes...

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Small spaces, big taste

Words by Hans Peter Meyer
Photos by Ron Pogue
Food trucks in the Comox Valley     It's about time. We're a food region. But the food truck movement is only just starting to make itself...

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25 Years of Freshness & Care

Words by Traci Skuce
Photo by Bill Jorgensen
Confessions of a Comox Valley Farmers’ Market junkie     There's always a day in mid-March when I peruse the veggie aisle at the grocery...

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Merville Organics

Words by Bobby Herron
Photos by Arzeena Hamir
Merville Organics is a food grower cooperative made up of several Comox Valley farms including Amara Farm, Ripple Farm, and Kloverdalen Farm. Their focus is...

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FIELD NOTES: Homesteading in the Comox Valley

Words & Photos by Sarah Kehler
The idea of market farming became a possibility for us after visiting the Comox Valley and falling in love with the land, the climate, the rural farming...

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Tasting Room Etiquette

Words by Katie Phelan
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to high-quality food and beverage producers in the Comox Valley. Small-scale producers are eager to share a passion...

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Free-Diving, With A Catch

Words by Galyn Franklin
Photos by Jeremy Koreski
Bringing peace to your soul and food to your table.     I hold my breath, feeling a trickle of cold that distracts me for a second; there...

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Heirloom Seeds: Connecting us to the past, present, and future

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
The first time I ate an heirloom tomato I had my doubts. I was never a tomato lover. I’d seen too many sandwiches go down in the rough seas of a soggy...

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Stock 101

Words by Jake Galbraith
Photo by Julie Sabey
Announce to the world that you're unwell, whether via a hangover or an outsourced ailment, and there's a good chance that someone who loves you will recommend...

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Caffeinated: Getting your fix in the Comox Valley

Words by Bevin Clempson
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
The coffeehouse dates back to the Middle East, with origination suggested as early as the late 1400s, where they were primarily used as a place for political...

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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...