Eat BC. Fresh, Local and Tasty

Eat BC October 2008
Eat BC! in its October 2008 campaign celebrates all the goodness and flavours of BC healthy foods that are available in favourite restaurants and grocery stores. For full details, you can check out the full page ads that are appearing in the Vancouver Sun.

British Columbia Restaurant And Foodservices Association
British Columbia Agriculture Council

The program is a joint project by the British Columbia Restaurant & Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and the British Columbia Agriculture Council (BCAC):

The aim is to raise awareness and encourage a preference for BC foods and beverages. By supporting local growers and suppliers you help the environment, reducing your carbon-footprint by limiting the amount of shipping and fuel consumption needed to get the seasonal foods to you. The more local food we consume, the higher the demand = the more farmers are needed to supply the products and voila! a healthier local economy, more local jobs within agriculture and a stronger, more vibrant local food system. BC food and beverages Fresher, Faster!

In many ways, it mirrors the activities of the Slow Food movement, which now has over 85,000 members in 132 countries.

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and peoples dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
British Columbia Best Place On Earth

In British Columbia, it’s almost impossible to be unaware of the fine food choices that are everywhere around us. For example this weekend, the 13th Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival takes place.

B.C. is the third largest producer of cranberries in the world. The Fort Langley Cranberry Festival is the only cranberry festival in BC and one of only three festivals in Canada celebrating the cranberry harvest season. It is no secret why B.C. residents rate their province the best place on earth.