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  • Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map

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    From http://bcfarmsandfood.com/f... - An interactive guide to farms and local food on Vancouver Island. As a part of the growing local foods movement, BC Farms & Food created the online Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map to connect people with locally harvested foods in 12 regions: Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula, Metchosin, Sooke, Cowichan Valley, Cobble Hill, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum and Salt Spring Island.

    Nowhere has the 100-mile diet been taken more to heart than on Vancouver Island where farmers use the mild maritime climate to push the boundaries of what will grow locally.

    New crops like citrus fruits, olives, regionally-adapted wheat, gluten-free grains, lentils and green tea now thrive on the Island. Products such as hand-harvested sea salt, edible oils, and fresh milled flour are extending the range of locally-sourced foods.

    Residents and visitors can find these regional foods on the interactive Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map, along with more typical local farm fare like u-pick berries, vegetables, nuts, meats, dairy, mushrooms and herbs. The map also includes an extensive list of local farm-produced specialty items such as honey, pickles, syrups, fermented foods, baked goods, juice, wine, distilled spirits and cider.

    BC Farms & Food hopes the online map will also augment regional efforts at food sustainability. By pointing the way to explore the dynamic local food movement on Vancouver Island, the map demonstrates that sustainable farming is not only a dream, but an achievable reality.

    Explore the Vancouver Island Farms & Food Map - http://bcfarmsandfood.com/f...

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