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Recent Agriculture articles

Cranbrook Farmers Market sign
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

A love for local: Farmers market season across the Kootenays brings communities together

Local farmers markets help to increase food security and create sustainable communities—check out our list of markets across the Kootenays.

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Garden centre staff at Dig Garden Centre in Castlegar
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Agriculture, Environment, Retail, Small Business

Cultivating sustainable gardens in Castlegar

The owners of Dig Garden Centre are all about community, sustainability and growth

by Danielle Brost
Aerial photo of Cartwheel Farm.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Environment, Technology

Creston organic farmer is aiming for year-round food without fossil fuels

A solar array and Chinese-style greenhouse technology will be impacting Cartwheel Farm and its ability to produce vegetables year-round without fossil fuels

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Row of cows standing in sunny open field, distant mountains and blue sky in background.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nakusp, Nelson, Revelstoke, Rossland, Slocan, Agriculture

Market gardens and farms in the West Kootenay: Bringing fresh produce, meat and more to local tables

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

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Assortment of fresh produce, wine in background.
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality

Market gardens and farms in the East Kootenay: Bringing fresh produce, meat and more to local tables

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

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Megan MacPhee, education and communications manager with EKISC, pulling baby's breath in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Environment

Invasive species in the Kootenays: Red flags and other things to know

Kootenay Business talks with the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council about making a difference and some of the plants to be aware of in your backyard.

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Christmas photo of Rudy family.
East Kootenay, Grand Forks, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Animal Care

Coming full circle at Boundary Hill Farm in Grand Forks

Michael and Courtenay Rudy are first-generation farmers helping to feed their community

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The owners of Mountain Soul Winery at a vending booth selling their wines
West Kootenay, Trail, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Crafting award-winning wines in Trail, B.C.: Trevor Miller shares the story of Mountain Soul Winery

A family's passion transforms a rugged piece of property into a bustling winery

by Danielle Brost
The Cardinal family sitting under a tree with their dog.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality

Fun and fermenting at Red Bird Winery in Creston

For the Cardinals, building a winery was both a passion and a desire that they have turned into reality with Red Bird Estate Winery

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Expansive view of Mountain Soul Vineyard showing vines and distant mountains.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Pay a visit to these wineries and vineyards in the Kootenay region of B.C.

The Kootenays are an emerging wine region in B.C. Here’s a list of the 8 Kootenay wineries—and 2 meaderies

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