Agriculture

Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings

Loretta and Ivo Zanatta carry on family traditions with two separate businesses

  • Sep 23, 2019
Cowichan style wine and marble with the Zanatta siblings
The language of scent

The language of scent

Harvesting and crafting botanicals to create beauty products

  • Aug 21, 2019
The language of scent
Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms

Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms

Silver Rill Corn has second earliest harvest ever, mild weather helping other producers

Bumper crops of corn, garlic and berries on Peninsula farms
The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on Newman Farm this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)

Green fingers needed to help grow veggies on Newman Farm

Farmlands Trust Society calling for volunteers on two dates this summer

The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on Newman Farm this summer. (Peninsula News Review File)
Alexandria Garcia standing at the entrance of the nursery. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Island View Nursery under quarantine after single plant found with infected spores

Infected plant believed to have come from the U.S., through mainland supplier

Alexandria Garcia standing at the entrance of the nursery. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
The Sandown site. District of North Saanich have launched a Request for Expressions of Interest. (Peninsula News Review File)

North Saanich looks for operator for Sandown lands

Request For Expressions of Interest launched for 83-acre agricultural site

The Sandown site. District of North Saanich have launched a Request for Expressions of Interest. (Peninsula News Review File)
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul
Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)

Regional climate adaptation agriculture testing to expand in B.C.

Ottawa funds farm projects to conserve water, remove invasive species

Orchard covers and wind machines are tested to protect cherry crop at Coral Beach Farms in Lake Country, 2017. (B.C. government)
Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)

Centralize farmland decisions, B.C. advisory panel recommends

Agricultural Land Commission urged to control marijuana, oil and gas uses

Farmer discs a field in South Delta. (Black Press files)
Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Farmland reforms ahead for NDP government

ALR ‘zone two’ on the way out, Lana Popham says

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham at her ministry office in Victoria, Sept. 1, 2017. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Work trucks and trailers cleared from the driveway at the Central Saanich property under investigation after courts ruled it breached several bylaws. (Morgan Cross photo)

Central Saanich man intends to continue fight for property improvements despite court ruling

The Supreme Court of BC ruled the property owner to have breached several bylaws

  • Jul 28, 2017
Work trucks and trailers cleared from the driveway at the Central Saanich property under investigation after courts ruled it breached several bylaws. (Morgan Cross photo)
Learn about Island farmers and their products in the annual Island Farm Fresh Guide. Black Press file photo

Connect with Vancouver Island farmers and their products

Find the Island Farm Fresh Guide in Friday’s paper

  • Apr 20, 2017
Learn about Island farmers and their products in the annual Island Farm Fresh Guide. Black Press file photo