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Recent Agriculture articles

Cailey Chase feeds one of her goats
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Kimberley, Agriculture, Animal Care, Environment, Small Business

Hire goats for environmentally friendly weed control from Vahana Nature Rehabilitation

A trip of goats are trained as targeted grazers for a unique business: Vahana Nature Rehabilitation in Ta Ta Creek, B.C.

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Lane Roger, Dave Roger, Tenley Roger, Easton Roger, Stephanie Roger, Brenda Scott, Jody Scott, Brielle Scott, Shayna Scott, Austin Scott, Owen Scott.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Agriculture, Small Business

Cool climate? No problem. Arrow Lakes Valley grows its first winery.

Jody Scott, co-owner of Valley of the Springs Winery in Nakusp, B.C., has created the Arrow Lake Valley’s first winery

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Medals adorn six bottles of spirits on a patio table.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Small Business

Wynndel Craft Distilleries creates award-winning spirits in Creston Valley

Pat Meerholz, co-owner of Wynndel Craft Distilleries in Creston Valley, B.C., handcrafts award-winning brandy, gin, rum, vodka, liqueur and schnapps

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Carl & Sarah Kistner, owners of Stone Meadow Gardens, standing in a field of flowers.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Agriculture, Cuisine

At the farm gate: Fresh food, flowers, fine wine and fanciful wares for sale at West Kootenay farms

Throughout the West Kootenay area, local farms and food producers sell directly to the public through roadside stands and farmgate sales

by Julie Matchett
Display of goat milk cheese, assorted meats in basket.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Invermere, Kimberley, Agriculture, Cuisine

At the farm gate: Fresh food, flowers, fine wine and fanciful wares for sale at East Kootenay farms

Throughout the East Kootenay area, local farms and food producers sell directly to the public through roadside stands and farmgate sales

by Julie Matchett
The Happy Hills Farm booth at a market.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment

Here’s a list of Kootenay farmers markets to help with local food security

Here’s a list of all Kootenay farmers markets to help us increase our local food security

by Virginia Rasch and Julie Matchett
Virginia Rasch sitting in garden with dog.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment, Health & Wellness

14 benefits of a Pandemic Garden

This year plant a Pandemic Garden to help the dual crises of coronavirus and climate change

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Owners of Pealow's Your Independent Grocer, Brian and Julia Pealow
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business

Did Creston’s foodies pick the Creston Chamber awards?

The Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce handed out 11 awards at its annual Business Awards gala

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Parents are standing with their three kids on their farm.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Rossland, Agriculture, Environment

Macro-success with microgreens on the Happy Hills Farm

The Happy Hills Farm in Rossland is growing super healthy food year-round

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Karen and Doug Barraclough, owners of the B-E Ranch in Skookumchuck.
East Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care, Financial

Life on the Range

With help from the Grassland and Range Enhancement Program, ranchers can protect grassland, aquatic and riparian resources on Crown lands where cattle graze

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