Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Holidays Jul 18, 2011 Agricultural Adventures in BC SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSummer weekends and holidays are perfect for family memories and often involve a journey and adventure.A trip to a B.C. farm is a convenient and great-tasting food experience that offers lessons about the food we eat and the people who grow it. Best of all, a visit to a farm leads to meals and snacks that can be enjoyed right then and there, or later at a campground, family meal or barbeque.Here are five places British Columbians can visit to get the full taste of summer, and the best part is, each adventure can be experienced in communities all over B.C.:1. The patch: Most British Columbians have a strong childhood memory of visiting and picking at a berry patch with friends and family. Bring the sunscreen, water bottle and hat. Leave the recipes for when you get home!2. The farm: From new potatoes and corn, to eggs, fruits and vegetables, farm gate sales offer freshly harvested food, directly from the people who produce it.3. The artisan: From cheese and honey, to cider and wine, many of B.C.’s producers welcome visitors to learn, observe and enjoy how their products are made.4. The market: Connect with the families who produce our food by making regular trips to any of the province’s approximately 100 farmers’ markets, for meals, feasts, adventure or treats. Buying local can also be done at supermarkets large and small.5. The tour: Whether you’re at an Interior ranch, or coastal retreat, each region of B.C. produces unique products and tastes. Wherever your B.C. holiday goes this summer, include some time on a farm, and eat and enjoy the local flavours.Quick Facts:* Food grown in B.C. does more than just support our families’ health, it supports our economy.* Buying local supports farm families in communities across B.C. Nine out of 10 B.C. farms are family-owned and operated.* The farmers and processors who produce our food employ 61,000 British Columbians.* B.C. is Canada’s agricultural diversity leader, with 225 products.Learn More at:* The best-tasting destinations B.C. has to offer: http://www.bcagritourism.ca/* For a list of farmers’ markets around the province: http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/findamarket.asp* For a guide to 82 Fraser Valley farms, products, family attractions and farm features: bcfarmfresh.com* For a directory of farms, products, U-picks, and markets on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands: islandfarmfresh.comComing this weekend: Tour of Farms Learn all about farming and have fun, too. Free farm tours. Sponsored by the Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association. Sunday, July 24 10am – 4pm. Find more information here: islandfarmfresh.com. BCfarms SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.