Canning, Freezing, Drying Harvesting, Cold Storage

The Produce Preservation Program offers fun, hands on workshops and resources to teach people how to safely preserve home grown and locally available fruits and vegetables for year round enjoyment.


Looking for more information? There are a growing number of organizations offering help and assistance towards healthy eating and sustainable local food systems.

This section contains links to programs and organizations offering information and resources on Healthy Eating, Food Preparation and Preservation and Food Based Business Development.

Do you know of other organizations that can help? Let us know, email

BC Association of Farmers' Markets

Provides information about farmers markets throughout British Columbia.

BC Food Processors Association

Industry association providing sustainable economic benefits for communities, and public education.

BC Ministry of Health Healthy Eating Resources

Links to information and resources for healthy eating.

BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Program

The BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program is an incredibly successful program that delivers healthy fruit and vegetable snacks to over 409,000 children in public schools across the province.


Step by step guide to home canning, information about Bernardin products, and recipes.



Better Together BC

Better Together BC is an initiative to encourage family meals in the province of British Columbia.  This website provides all kinds of resources, including contests and prizes to make family meals fun!

Farm to School/Farm to Cafeteria

Farm to School, Farm to Cafeteria is a program that links schools and institutions to local farms. Farm to School programs aim to improve student nutrition, and to provide students with educational opportunities about foods and the local food system, while supporting local farmers and the local food economy.

Food Skills for Families

Canadian Diabetes Association program to enhance skills necessary for choosing and preparing healthy foods.

Fresh Choice Kitchens

Fresh Choice Kitchens provides information and resources for community kitchens throughout British Columbia.   BCFPA has partnered with Fresh Choice Kitchens to offer Train the Trainer Produce Preservation workshops.

Healthy Families BC

Healthy Families BC is the Province's health promotion plan to encourage British Columbians to make healthier choices.  This on line resource provides a ton of information and even hosts challenges and competitions to get people engaged in healthy lifestyles.