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Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative

Posted by newjillenium on March 29, 2013 1 Comment

When you think of farming in BC, what comes to mind? Maybe you have visions of apples and wine in the Okanagan, blueberries and poultry in the Fraser Valley, or even artisanal cheese and market gardens on Vancouver Island. More often than not, the north and central interior of the province is not part of the public vision. This southern-centered vision of agriculture is drastically different from that of British Columbia’s pioneering age, when droves of settlers came north to towns like Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers and McBride to take advantage of vast farmland in fertile river valleys in order … Continue reading Beyond the Market’s New Farm Initiative