Labour Pains

Canada is failing its seasonal migrant farm workers by Stephanie Harrington A SHORT DRIVE NORTH of Kelowna, as my car rounded a bend in the highway, the purple heads of thousands of echinacea flowers shimmered in neat rows, a pulse of colour among otherwise monochromatic grain fields. The temperature had tipped into the 30s on […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: BCAFM Farmers’ Markets Awards

With spring approaching comes the start of farmers’ market season! To celebrate, the British Columbia Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) celebrated the best markets in the province at their 19th Annual Conference and 5th annual Farmers’ Market Awards. The event took place in Victoria B.C. the weekend of March 2-4. You can learn all about […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Bees Please Farms

Have you ever thought about beekeeping but been too intimidated by the amount of work? Let Bees Please Farms take care of that for you! Meet Kate Fraser, founder of the Victoria-based business, Bees Please Farms—the company renting out beehives and chickens! When Fraser and her husband bought their first home they immediately decided to […]

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