Disclaimer

I have created this website to assist in bringing all information together in Prince George - BUT I HAVE NOT VERIFIED ALL OF THIS INFORMATION or it could have become out-of-date. Please contact any farms etc before visiting to ensure they are operational and let me know if they are not! I have also NOT VERIFIED any farms etc. for qualifications in the 100 Mile Diet, these are just listings of all local NON-BIG BOX companies.

Please feel free to send me updates of your own findings! - my email can be found in the "About Me" section on the right and in the complete profile (of me).

Bone Meadow Ranch & Gardens

Contact: Ken & Judith Waring
3698 Marshall Road
Quesnel, BC
V2J 7J2

Phone: 250-255-7711
Fax: 866-804-6610
Email: info@bonemeadowenterprises.com
Website: http://www.bonemeadowenterprises.com


Products: Meat goats, Market Garden Produce, jams, jellies, preserves of all sorts, desserts, breads, handcrafted soaps and herbal products, and antiques and collectibles.
Services: Seasonal Weekly Vegetable Boxes (CSA program),workshops

Food Safety in Prince George

Contact: Jane Kelly
FSSI (Processor ) Program Outreach Coordinator

Toll Free: 1-866-619-7372
Email: fssi.outreach@sffpa.net
Website: http://www.ssfpa.net/foodsafety

Sunshine Express Curbside Recycling

Contact: Sunny or Jim
Phone: 250-612-1089
Phone: 250-962-7653
Website:
Email:

OUT OF BUSINESS - Blue Jewel seems to have taken over their customers 250-960-8531

Walkabout Homestead

Contact: Monika Robert
2194 Rawlings Rd
Quesnel, BC

Phone: 250-249-0215
Email: monikar@goldcity.net

Products: apples, tea, herbs, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, huckleberries, saskatoons, rosehips, fiddleheads (when in season), birch syrup made onsite. 
Animals: springtime chicks - breeds include: Australorps, Americauras Red Rocks, and rabbits: Californians and New Zealands, Heritage Turkeys: Black and Slate varieties

Sweet Tree Ventures / Diamond E Ranch

Contact:
2866 Entzminger Rd
Quesnel, BC

Phone: 250-249-5466
Fax: 250-249-5467
Email: info@sweettreeventures.com
Website: http://www.sweettreeventures.com/

Products: birch syrup, birch candy, BBQ sauce, lumber

Moose Meadows Farm

Contact:
2861 Nazko Rd.
Quesnel, BC
(west of Quesnel)

Phone: 250-249-5329
Website: www.moosemeadowsfarm.ca

Products: Wreaths (evergreen products), Christmas trees, free range eggs, birch syrup, wild jellies, alpaca/Llama fibre items, rustic furniture, farm tours, special events (Birthday in the Barnyard, sugaring off events, on-site farm festivals.
Store: on-site "The AntlerShed Gift Shop" - 100% Canadian products, 95% local, maple products and tapping supplies for birch syrup making.
Notes: First accrited agritourism farm in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, practice "Farming with the Season"

Australian Ranch Ltd

Contact:
6666 Yorston Rd
Quesnel, BC
(32km south from Sandman in Quesnel)

Phone: 250-747-8339
Phone: 250-747-8349
Website: http://www.australianranch.ca/
Email: vickiysperplus@telus.net

Products: Cariboo Corn Maze (+ Maze n' Meal), Garden and Farm Educational Tours (by appointment), Perennial Sales, Beef, Dog Food (dried beef, frozen bones with beef, beef bones)

Elias Honey

Contact: Deitrich Elias
PO Box 2425
Prince George, BC
V2N 2S6

Phone: 250-562-1655

Products: Honey

Visser Vegetable Farms

Contact: Gerry Visser
11695 Lower Mud River Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5C3

Phone: 250-560-5560

Products: Vegetables

Herman Hamilton

3955 Damms Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5X8

Phone: 250-963-9378

Products: Fruit/Vegetables

Any Day Now Farm

Contact: Carolyn Van Leeuwen
13170 Louis Dr.
Prince George, BC
V2K 5W9

Phone: 250-962-7176

Products: Vegetables

D&M Djordevich Vineyards

Contact: Jovanka Djordevich
420 Tofield
Prince George, BC
V2M 1X8

Phone: 250-564-3859

Products: Grapes

Ryser's Farms

Contact: John Ryser
Box 713
Prince George, BC
V2L 4T3

Phone: 250-330-4200

Products: Vegetables

Ness Lake Farms

Contact: Joan & Marie Pinder
24205 Ness Lake Rd
Prince George, BC
V2K 5M5

Phone: 250-967-4201

Products: Vegetables, Breads, Jams

Birchgrove Farm

Contact: Bev Christensen
9808 Kelly Rd North
Prince George, BC
V2K 5V1

Phone: 250-562-1988

Products: Berries, Vegetables

Andalberry Farm

Contact: Cynthia Andal
32945 Pinewood Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 6P4

Phone: 250-613-0025

Products: Baking, Berries

Woodpecker's Paradise

Contact: Bert & Regina Schulz
825 Veger Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 7C8

Phone: 250-564-7611

Products: Lamb

Warren & Lynne Wilson

12695 Thompson Rd E
Prince George, BC
V2K 5L2

Phone: 250-967-4645

Products: Beef

Rocking R Ranch

Contact: Rick & Lorna Loreth
10100 North McBride Timber Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K2

Phone: 250-560-5121

Products: Beef

Red Rock Bison Ranch

Contact: Erick Hauenstein
20965 Old Cariboo Hwy
Prince George, BC
V2N 6A4

Phone: 250-330-4344

Products: Buffalo

Peter Penner

2125 Hunt Sweder Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5Z4

Phone: 250-963-7531

Products: Beef

Nest Egg Ostrich Ranch

Contact: Sean & Maria Pennock
9550 Ranchland Rd
Prince George, BC
V2K 5K2

Phone: 250-967-4565

Products: Ostrich, Too Hot Peppers Salsa

Lone Oak Ranch

Contact: Walter Carlson
28880 Upper Fraser Rd
Willow River BC
V0A 3C0

Phone: 250-568-2345

Products: Beef

Vern Badry

7905 Buckhorn Lake Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 6B1

Phone: 250-963-7706

Products: Beef

River's Edge Ranch

Contact: Bob Porteus
2765 Merton Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5Z1

Phone: 250-330-4446

Products: Beef

Rodear Meats

Box 15
Big Lake Ranch, BC
V0L 1G0

Phone: 250-243-2340

Products: meat processing

Roger Raby

11065 Pinko Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5V8

Phone: 250-963-3393

Products: Beef

Rafter L Shorthorns

Contact: Bob & Nancy Loreth
11065 McBride Timber Rd North
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K2

Phone: 250-560-5487

Product: Beef

Len Thony

6625 Johnson Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5X1

Phone: 250-963-7116

Products: Beef

Ignac Vohar

7785 Johnson Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5X1

Phone: 250-963-9375

Products: Beef, Pork

Lawrence Meats

1013-102 Ave
Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 2B9

Phone: 250-782-4045

Products: Meat processing, beef, pork, chicken, jerky, sausage

Kawano Farms

Contact: Larry and Wendy Noulette
11030 Old Cariboo Hwy
Prince George, BC
V2N 5T9

Phone: 250-963-7127
Fax: 250-963-7187

Products: Meat processing

Chilako Meats

18270 Hwy 16 W
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K8

Phone: 250-560-5051

Country Locker

Contact:
Box 1145
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0

Phone: 250-567-4774

Products: Jerky, Sausage, Beef, Pork, Chicken, Meat

Brian & Cindy Ryser

Contact: Brian & Cindy
PO Box 2390
Prince George, BC
V2N 2S6

Phone: 250-330-4386

Products: Beef, Pork

Bar K Ranch

Contact: Mark & Laura Grafton
19235 Eena Lake Road
Chief Lake, BC
V2K 5K6

Phone: 250-967-4272

Products: Beef

Arnett Ranch

Contact: Richard Arnett
2800 Wright Creek Pit Road
Salmon Valley, BC
V2K 5T3

Phone: 250-971-2283

Products: Beef

Crazy M Ranch

Contact: Harold & Gaylene Mueller
10900 North McBride Timber Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K2

Phone: 250-560-5505

Products: Lamb, Duck

Garry Schock

Contact: Garry Schock
19840 McKellar
Prince George, BC
V2N 5Y8

Phone: 250-963-8833

Products: Beef

Diamond I Ranch

Contact: The Isabelles
26815 Hwy 16 W
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K4

Phone: 250-441-3521

Products: Beef

CN Ranch

Contact: Cal & Nicki Hinton
10070 McBride Timber Rd N
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K2

Phone: 250-560-5594

Products: Beef

Braden O'Meara & Lori Edwards

Contact: Braden & Lori
3955 Damms Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5X8

Phone: 250-560-5182

Products: Beef

Barnes Creek Ranch

Contact: Walter & Susan Steidle
Box 725
Prince George, BC
V2L 4T3

Phone: 250-960-0360

Products: Beef, Honey, Pollen

Alf & Verna Nunweiller

Contact: Alf & Verna Nunweiller
7515 McCabe Road
Prince George, BC
V2K 5P1

Phone: 250-967-4260

Products: Beef

A/D Ranch

Contact: Alvin & Dale Scarff
16895 Upper Mud River Road
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K7

Phone: 250-560-5457

Products: Beef

Sue's Preserves - Collison's Crafts "n" Things

Contact: Sue
Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-563-0556
Email: collisonscraftsandthings@shaw.ca

Products: James, Spreads, Jellies, Pepper Jellies, Marmalades, Butters, Chutneys, Relishes, etc. - more varieties of the types than I can list but supply varies with the season
Stores: PG Farmers Market, Christmas Craft Fairs

Highly recommended!

Atkins Greenhouse

This business only runs from May-July but it has a very beautiful selection of plants, both producing and flowering.

Where: take Highway 16 West, heading to Vanderhoof
Jardine Road - approx. 56 km from PG, 35 km before Vanderhoof
there is a rest stop beside the highway and the greenhouse is just behind it on the left side.

Products: Plants - producing edibles and not

As much as possible!!

I have been finding a few articles in the local papers, etc, from sarcastic writers that put down this whole concept of eating locally, surviving on 100 miles worth of food, and giving up EVERYTHING!

I believe in the coming shortage of resources, fuels will only last so long, why not look a little closer to home and save a little transportation - I think my foods are more travelled than I am!

I sincerely hope that everyone can use my site as a helpful resource to finding out about their own town, some of the businesses that are hidden in the trees and houses, and feel a little better about doing SOMETHING towards "doing their part".

Please don't give up everything, but find a little something more special in our lands around us.

Brenda's Breads

Contact: Brenda
Phone: 250-962-1866
Email: tarnishednote@shaw.ca

Products: Homemade Bread, Pies, Tarts, Muffins
Stores: PG Farmers Market

Mojave - Chile & Spice Co.

Contact: Stan & Mary
Phone: 250-964-9485

Products: various sauces and other items with Hot Chilies
Stores: PG Farmers Market

The Bee Tree & Le Design

Phone: 250-960-0950
Email: Thebeetree@hotmail.com

Products: Honey, Granola (both very good!! as per Nicole)
Stores: Delivery or Pickup can be arranged with notice

McGregor Mountain Farm

Contact: Dan Morley
35346 Upper Fraser Road
Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-966-2266
Email: mcgregormountainfarm@live.ca

Product: Birch syrup, Fiddleheads, Wild Berries
Stores: PG Farmers Market

Central Perc

Contact: Stan Prangnell

Prince George, BC
V2N 3V5
Phone: 250-964-6127
Fax: 250-964-6160

Website: www.centralperccoffee.com
Email: centralperc@canada.com

Products: Fair Trade, Organic Coffee Freshly Roasted
Store: online, Farmers Market, several other locations with prepared coffee
Services: Home & Office Coffee Bean Delivery (Coffee Club), available as coffee concession at events

Good Food Box

The Good Food Box is a monthly, bulk-produce buying program open to anyone interested in good nutrition and saving money. No membership is required. By pooling your money with others, you can increase your buying power and you can expect to save 30-40% on your fresh fruit and vegetable purchases. The program aims to help build a healthier community and local food system by encouraging consumption and appreciation of locally grown farm produce.

When local supplies are exhausted, we purchase through local wholesalers.The intentions of the Good Food Box program are to encourage healthy eating, to increase local food production and to promote and educate consumers about our food system. Through education and action, we can strive for a healthier community.

What's in the Box?
The contents of the box vary from season to season, depending on the local availability, pricing, and quality. You can expect at least 15 different types of produce in every box including potatoes, onions, carrots, salad greens and apples. The newsletter promotes local farmers, food events, and recipes.

How do I order the Box?
Locate the most convenient depot for your food box pick-up and then drop your $15.00 cash payment (exact change please) at the corresponding registration centre by the first Friday of the month.

You will receive a receipt that details the time and place to pick up your food box. Pick-up day is the third Wednesday of every month. Don't forget to pick up your box, as leftover boxes are donated to various programs the following morning.

For more information call 250-564-3859
UNBC: pgpirg@unbc.edu
Jovanka Djordjevich: jovanka@netbistro.com
Food First: Joanne.Houghton@northernhealth.ca


Registration Centres:Pick-up Depots:
PG Native Friendship CentrePG Native Friendship Centre
1600 Third Ave1600 Third Ave
Phone: 250-564-356812:45pm - 1:15pm
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Beech Crescent HouseBeech Crescent House
325 Beech Crescent325 Beech Crescent
Phone: 250-563-10901:15pm - 1:45pm
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Child Development CentreChild Development Centre
1687 Strathcona Avenue1687 Strathcona Avenue
Phone: 250-563-71682:15pm - 3:00pm
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Health Unit LobbyHealth Unit Lobby
1444 Edmonton St1444 Edmonton St
Phone: 250-565-73844:00pm - 5:00pm
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Employment ActionKinsmen Club
1270 Second Avenue777 Kinsmen Place
Phone: 250-564-91781:00pm - 1:30pm
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Salvation Army
835 Third Ave
1:30pm - 2:00pm

UNBC:
The Good Food Box on campus is run by the Prince George Public Interest Research Group (PGPIRG). The program is only offered during the academic year.  They also sell local eggs - pre-order to reserve your dozen.

They also have a University Farmers' Market on campus! The market is usually on a Tuesday mid-day, near the bus loop, both indoor and out.

Egg Dying the Natural Way!

I know this is a bit late for Easter, but it'll be here for next year or any other reason!!

Here is a way to make Edible Dyed (hardboiled) eggs:

Yellow: Boil 3 cups water, 2 tablespoons turmeric, and 1 tablespoon vinegar together, uncovered, for 15 min. Cool before adding your hardboiled eggs. Leave the eggs in the dye for at least 10 min to get a stronger (but still pastel) pigmentation.

Blue: Add 12-15 frozen blueberries to 3 cups of boiling water, simmer for 10 min. Crush the blueberries to make a slurry, add a tablespoon of vinegar and boil for another 5 min. Cool. Add eggs for 10 min.

Green: Chop 4 large red cabbage leaves, add to 3 cups of boiling water and 1 tablespoon of vinegar, simmer for 15 min. Strain and cool. Add eggs for 10 min.

Pink: Strain the liquid from pickled beets into a jar, add eggs.

AR Ranch

Contact: Albert-Regina Ranch
8165 Beale Road
Salmon Valley, BC
V2K 5X4

Phone: 250-971-2461
Website: www.pgbeef.com

Products: Beef
Stores: PG Farmers Market


PG Beef from AR Ranch. We offer free range, grass fed only, prime Angus beef. No hormones, steriods or medications used. We sell by the cut or by the side, no order too small. Visit us at the PG Farmers Market every Sat.at the corner of 3rd & George, May to September.

Guestbook

Hi!
Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave a comment and also let me know how you found me. I am working on expanding my advertising for this site and would love to know how many it reaches.

Birch Creek Nursery

14060 Big Fir Drive
Prince George, BC
V2N 5B5


Phone: 250-964-6684
Fax: 250-964-1684
Email: birchcreek@telus.net


Products:

Veekens Poultry Farm

5520 South Blackburn Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 6C5


Phone: 250-963-7253
Fax: 250-963-3417


Products: Poultry, Eggs

Riversong Farms

Contact: Dan Workman & Diane Thompson
RR#5, Frontier Site
Quesnel, BC
V2J 3H9
(100km west of Quesnel) - haven't mapped this to see if it qualifies

Phone: 250-249-0245
Email: riversong@telus.net
Website: http://www3.telus.net/riversong/index.html

Products: Primarily Goat Cashmere fibre, goat meat, goat milk, chicken eggs


***This farm may be closed or at least retired from goat farming - the goats look like they were shipped to Alberta***

Northern Worm Ranch

 
Contact: Rob & Christa Beauchesne
11675 Family Place Road
Prince George, BC

Phone: 250-552-3919
Website: https://www.facebook.com/#!/NorthernWormRanch
Product: indoor/outdoor vermicomposter, red wriggler worms (for composting or bait)
Stores: PG Farmer's Market

Notes:
We are a small family owned and operated business supplying red wiggler composting worms for your vermicomposter needs. We are located in Prince George BC and can ship throughout British Columbia and Alberta if needed.

If you are local you can pick up your order at the worm ranch or we can arrange to meet in town. Please no drop-ins - it takes a great deal of time to pick each order and we do ...not keep any in containers without a reservation. Please contact us at least a couple days ahead of your desired date so we can pick your order and have them healthy, happy, and ready for you!
 

Red Rooster Artisan Bakery

Contact: Monika & Roman Muntener
18480 Upper Mud River Road
Prince George, BC
V2N 6K6

Phone: 250-560-5000
Email: monika@redroosterbakery.ca
Website: http://www.redroosterbakery.ca/

Products: Breads!! Rustic Country, Country White, Focaccia Bread, Desem (sourdough kind), Anadama Toast, Multigrain (9-grain), Fig-Anise Delight, Chilako Rye Breads (variety)
Stores: PG Farmers Market (indoors)

October Farm

Contact: Delbert & Eileen Myers
21845 Highway 97S
Prince George, BC
V2N 6A3

Phone: 250-330-4465
Fax: 250-330-4449
Email: eileen_myers@telus.net

Products: Buffalo Meat - many cut choices, plus sausages, smoked meat, inards, and bones, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey
Stores: PG Farmers Market and October Farm

Rainbow Berry Farm

Contact: Ron & Barb Seyferth
18070 Chief Lake Road
Prince George, BC
V2K 5K4

Phone: 250-967-4065

Products: U-pick farm, saskatoon berries - multiple varieties, raspberries, vegetables, homemade relish, jams, jellies, syrups.
They also have a playground and pond to entertain the kids.

BlackSpruce Farms

7550 Bendixon Rd
Prince George, BC
V2N 5V6

Phone: 250-961-0573
Website: http://blacksprucefarmtours.com/

Details:
BlackSpruce Farms is a locally owned & operated working farm only 15 min from the Mr PG (Hwy 16 & 97 intersection). We offer unique educational "hands-on" experience.

Our educational farm tours include: egg collecting, honey extracting, goat milking, butter making & seed planting (some activities are seasonal).

We also offer a varieties of other activities from snow shoeing to birthdays packages, donkey rides to pictures with the animals.

There are also areas where you can go & visit with the critters. We have the ability to bring the farm experience to you with the mobile petting farm.

P & R Farms

Contact: Robert & Priska Bucher
12800 Salmon Valley Rd
Prince George, BC
V2K 5T4

Phone: 250-971-2277
Fax: 250-971-2270
Website: http://www.pnrorganics.com/

Products: Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables and Herbs
Program: Repacking and distributing off-farm sourced fresh produce in own Farm Box Program
Store: closed to concentrate on Veggie Box Delivery Program

Teschke Farm

Contact: Brian Teschke
6503 Cranbrook Hill Road
Prince George, BC
V2M 7C7

Phone: 250-564-8524

Products: Beef Animals (pre-slaughter), breeding herd, and Hay

Pacific Western Brewing Company Ltd

Contact: Tom Leboe & Cindy Hartford
641 North Nechako Road
Prince George, BC
V2K 4M4

Phone: 250-562-2424
Fax: 250-562-0799

Products: Brew Making ProcessProduct: Natureland Brand (Lager, Amber Ale) and Pacific Organic Pilsner

Hunny-Do Ranch

Contact:
south of PG


Phone:
Fax:
Website: http://www.hunnydoranch.com/
Email: hunnydoranch@gmail.com

Products: Herdshare Program (get raw milk when you own a share of a cow), butter, yogurt, cheeses, pork, beef, free-range eggs

The Book: The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

About the Book

Like many great adventures, the 100-mile diet began with a memorable feast. Stranded in their off-the-grid summer cottage in the Canadian wilderness, Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon turned to the land around them. They caught a trout, picked mushrooms in the forest, and mulled apples from an abandoned orchard with rose hips in wine. The meal was truly satisfying; every ingredient had a story, a direct line they could trace from the soil to their forks. The experience raised a question: Was it possible to eat this way in their everyday lives?

Back in the city, they began to research the origins of the items that stocked the shelves of their local super market. They were shocked to discover that a typical ingredient in a North American meal travels roughly the distance between Toronto and the Yukon before it reaches the plate. Like so many people, Smith and MacKinnon were trying to live more lightly on the planet; meanwhile, their “SUV diet” was producing greenhouse gases and smog at an unparalleled rate. So they decided on an experiment. For one year they would eat only food produced within 100 miles of their Vancouver home.

It wouldn’t be easy. Stepping outside the industrial food system, Smith and MacKinnon found themselves relying on World War II-era cookbooks and maverick farmers who refuse to play by the rules of a global economy. They bargained for sacred squash at a suburban Buddhist temple, discovered the true sweetness of honey, and learned the lost history of dozens of varieties of local wheat. What began as a struggle slowly transformed into one of the deepest pleasures of their lives. For the first time they felt connected to the people and the places that sustain them.
For Smith and MacKinnon the 100-mile diet became a journey whose destination was, simply, home. From the satisfaction of pulling their own crop of garlic out of the earth to pitched battles over canning tomatoes, The 100-Mile Diet is about eating locally and thinking globally.

The authors’ food-focused experiment questions globalization, monoculture, the oil economy, environmental collapse, and the tattering threads of community. Thought-provoking and inspiring, The 100-Mile Diet offers more than a way of eating. In the end, it’s a new way of looking at the world.
Click here to read an excerpt.

About the Authors

ALISA SMITH is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Outside, Utne Reader, and many other publications. Based in Vancouver, she spends her summers in a wilderness cabin in northern British Columbia.

J.B. MACKINNON is the author of the acclaimed Dead Man in Paradise, which won the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Nonfiction. He is the winner of three national magazine awards as a freelance writer, and is a former senior editor at Adbusters. He lives with his co-author in Vancouver.


http://100milediet.org/book

Welcome

Hello!
I am in the process of reading The 100 Mile Diet - A Year of Local Eating, byAlisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon. I am totally INSPIRED! So, I fire up my laptop and come to a bit of a dead end in finding an all-in-one resource for my supplies. This is my attempt to bring all the pieces together for something usable!

Please, please feel free to send me details of our local resources and I will update my lists.

Cheers!
Nicole