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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