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 EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes November 27, 2020 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 27, 2020 Skewered Spicy Chicken and Shiitake Skewers Rebecca Wellman serves up her delicious take on chicken and mushroom skewers with a tasty side of sauce. Serves 4 ... Read More Food News October 10, 2020 Green Sauce — Jambalaya Recipe Oct|Nov Issue We neglected to provide a recipe for green sauce in this recipe. There are many recipes online if you want to make your own, or can’t find one ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News October 1, 2020 CITY EATS October|November 2020 Despite everything happening in our industry right now, there is still such resilience. Businesses are changing their service models, and some are ... Read More Comments are closed.