Suppliers: Vancouver Island
A small, full-service 'Green Grocer' in the heart of Historic Cumberland on Vancouver Island. Focus on organic, natural, and locally grown and manufactured food. Everything you need, all at competitive prices.
Come visit us at our location on Blanshard at Fort St. in beautiful downtown Victoria. We carry a wide variety of herbs, tinctures and teas containing: roots, fungi, lichens, bark, flowers, berries, leaves. We also carry natural body care products, books and more! For your health and well being.
Our members are big on small. But small isn't all. Our members own food-based businesses throughout the distinctive regions of a huge province, British Columbia, Canada. From grassy plateaus and interior vineyards to coastal wetlands and rocky shorelines, these enterprises are regionally based but not regionally limited. Many of our members ship products throughout the province, the country and beyond! The vision of the Small Scale Food Processor Association (SSFPA) is to help create regional food sustainability. Our mission is to represent the interests of small-scale food and beverage processors.
Artisanal smoked wild fish. Our wild fish is from a regulated, sustainable fishery. It is processed by hand with certified organic salt, sugars, sweeteners, and herbs and spices into mouth-watering salmon jerky, hot-smoked salmon and albacore tuna; and mild cure salmon, tuna, black cod, halibut, lingcod. We use fair trade–certified ingredients, where possible, and pay a premium price for our locally sourced wild fish. We sell retail in Sointula, wholesale in B.C. and via mail order everywhere. We do custom processing. For further information contact Barb Horricks.
Regional, seasonal and certified organic products can be found throughout our hotel, from the restaurant to the spa. We serve a wide selection of wild mushrooms, berries, indigenous plants and local seaweed, fresh from the forest and the sea. Good things come in Sooke Harbour House packages.
SVIMS is a small society interested in all aspects of mycology and mushroom appreciation. Its members include professional mycologists, mushroom growers, mushroom pickers, cooks, photographers, and other enthusiasts. Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of February to June and September to November in Victoria, with a presentation by a guest speaker. We produce a newsletter and organize mushroom forays and other special events. Check our web site for details and meeting location.
Spinnakers provides a menu that focuses on locally grown, artisan foods from Vancouver Island and other British Columbia producers. We incorporate foraged foods from both the land and sea depending on seasonal availability. As artisan brewers we use Babe's Wildflower Honey as an essential ingredient in our Spinnakers Honey Pale Ale and are working towards using locally grown hops and grains as they become available. Our artisan bakery uses locally grown and ground grains. We view ourselves as a central link between the artisan growers, foragers, suppliers and the consumer.
We are a locally-owned and operated honey farm and apiary located in South Nanaimo. We gather 100% pure wildflower honey from the hills overlooking the Cowichan Valley. Our honey is unpasteurized which is why the flavour is so distinctive. Taste the best of what Vancouver Island has to offer!
The Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary provides a variety of nature education programs and services for school children and the community at large, from pre-school to adults. Adult programs include bird watching and gardening with native plants, to conserve water and attract wildlife. An annual native plant sale in April provides a good source of materials and information. Programs and workshop schedules can be found at our website.