Farmers & Producers

Avalon Farm, Sproat Lake

Avalon Farm, in the Sproat Lake area of Vancouver Island, is surrounded by beautiful forest, nestled in the last remaining meadows of historic Stirling Farm, started in the 1800’s. The soil, mainly ancient, drained peat bog, is perfect for Blueberries – and since we first planted, our berries have thrived in their pristine environment. We use absolutely no chemical fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides or insecticides.

Coligny Creek Egg Co., Abbotsford

Committed to ethical farming practices, all our eggs are free range, and our cherished, outdoor-roaming hens are fed a premium vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. Our happy hens lay exceptional eggs, transported directly to stores to be enjoyed by those who appreciate ‘a good egg’ with moral standards.

It’s as close as you can get to picking them up from the farm yourself. We’re a small, local business with true authenticity, knowledge, and integrity; all the right ingredients to create an exemplary environment, producing ‘impeccable eggs’.

Cosman & Webb Farm, Quebec

Established in 1977 by David and Linda, Cosman & Webb Farm began as a humble venture with an old farmhouse, overgrown fields & a small herd of cows. In 1986, they tapped their first 400 maple trees, marking the beginning of their renowned maple syrup production. In 2013, their son Daniel and his wife Sarah expanded the farm, launching Cosman & Webb Townships Organic maple syrup - organic, unblended, single forest maple syrup direct from the Cosman farm.

Frederich's Honey, Cedar

Nestled in Cedar, British Columbia, just south of Nanaimo, Fredrich's Honey farm, established in 1966, is a multigenerational endeavor rooted in a deep passion for beekeeping. Theo and Erwin, brothers, began their beekeeping journey in the late 1960s. Today, Fredrich's Honey is still run by a family business, Chester and Jaclyn and their 3 children are proud to continue the legacy of Theo Sr. and offer you the purest and sweetest taste of life from Cedar, British Columbia. Beyond providing delicious, high-quality honey products, Fredrich's Honey is committed to sustainable beekeeping practices, prioritizing the well-being of their beloved bees and the environment.

Green Fire Farm, Cowichan Valley

Since Green Fire’s beginnings in 2014, they are continuously learning and seeking to improve their practices while stewarding the land, air and water of their 40-acre parcel of land. Nestled in the Cowichan Valley, they have created an agro-ecological system of orchards, herbivores (pigs, chicken, cows and sheep!) and even have an aptly named “pie field” of berries. The dance of bringing in livestock and perennials, cover cropping and forever experimenting to build practices that work best for the ecology, economy and community is integral to their work.

Hopcott Farms, Pitt Meadows

Hopcott Farm, founded in 1932 by Fred & Jane Hopcott, natives of Ladner, BC, started as a dairy farm. After 25 years, Fred pursued his dream of raising beef cattle. The farm later diversified into corn fields and cranberry bogs. Their son, Bob, joined the farm, sharing his father's passion for beef cattle. In 2000, Bob and his wife, Debbie, introduced Meadows Maze, an agri-tourism destination. In 2006, they opened Hopcott Premium Meats, a 9,000 square foot shop with a vintage ambiance. The family advocates for local eating, supports fellow farmers, and fosters community relations.

Krause Berry Farm, Fraser Valley

It started small when Alf Krause planted 1 acre of strawberries in 1974. Today, Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery has expanded to over 200 acres, growing and producing some of the Fraser Valley's best berries and vegetables. Owned and operated by Alf & Sandee Krause, their commitment to ethical and sustainable farming has resulted in loyal guests spreading the word and returning year after year.

Natural Gift Seafoods, California to Haida Gwaii

We are as proud of our fish as we are of our fishery. The fish we catch are young, healthy, and are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid. Our fishery is one of the greenest and cleanest in the world and has been eco-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. With all the bad news about depleted fish stocks, destructive and energy-intensive commercial fishing methods we are proud to be part of a fishery that is well managed and sustainable.

Picnic Charcuterie, Tofino

We craft premium cured meats and provisions using local, seasonal BC ingredients. Our traditional techniques, with minimal preservatives, honor centuries-old cultural roots and value every part of the animal. We deeply respect the effort and life involved in raising and harvesting our ingredients. Food sovereignty and safety are paramount, and we prioritize transparency in production. We directly support local, ethically raised goods, sourcing primarily from Vancouver Island producers.

Ponderosa Mushrooms, Maple Ridge

Quality begins here in the natural pristine wilderness of the forests in North America. Our Wild Mushrooms grow in glorious isolation, far from environmental impurities of the world. Ponderosa Mushrooms takes this natural advantage and improves on nature, setting standards of freshness, quality and flavor that cannot be matched.We use the most advanced systems to guarantee freshness and to deliver our mushrooms at the peak of their perfection to you, free of additives or preservatives.

Tofino Kombucha, Tofino

At Tofino Kombucha, it's our mission to be your gateway to better nutrition and better health. Let our kombucha guide your gut! Brewing and drinking kombucha is an excellent way to start enjoying other traditionally prepared fermented foods, such as naturally leavened sourdough bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and, of course, yogurt and kefir. We hope to inspire you to start the journey back to the world of preparing and consuming self-sustaining and life-sustaining fermented foods.

Tatlo Road Farm, Crofton

Niki and Nick's journey to farming in the Cowichan Valley reflects a passion for food and sustainability cultivated over time. Together, they spent four years gaining experience on organic vegetable farms across BC before settling in the Cowichan Valley in 2012. Since then, they've tirelessly developed their farm, starting with half an acre of vegetables and gradually expanding to 7 acres. As they continue to grow their farm and markets, Niki and Nick remain focused on a commitment to sustainable, family-centric farming.

Rothe Orchards, Oliver

Martin and Jill Rothe's profound passion for biodynamic farming infuses every aspect of the family-run orchard. Rothe utilizes biodynamic farming to cultivate food while nurturing habitats for various organisms. He emphasizes creating a diverse space, stating, "If you want a bit of everything, that's what we do here—it's the essence of biodynamics." With 35 years of experience, their commitment to sustainable practices ensures vibrant soil and spectacular fruits, from crisp apples to luscious peaches, cherries, plums, and more.