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.

Resources

With the growing public interest in healthy food and local food systems there are many resources available to people interested in learning about how to grow, preserve and sell locally produced and processed foods. This section includes links to materials developed through the Produce Preservation Program – including Produce Preservation Workshop Guides, “how to” videos as well as links to other helpful resources. Please let us know if there are other resources that should be included in this section. Send your suggestions to info@groundedstrategies.ca.

Farm to School Salad Bar Program

Connecting schools with local farms providing health and nutrition education and supporting local small farmers.

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Healthy Eating & Active Living

Creating and supporting sustainable Healthy Eating and Active Living change in Northern BC. The HEAL Network supports grassroots Northern community based groups to make changes that will help to improve the health of Northeners.

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Bernardin

Access this site for information on food preservation, recipes or to purchase home canning equipment.

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Bernardin

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Map of Provincial Health Authorities

Environmental health officers are key resources with regard to food safety and planning a food processing business. Find the nearest EHO by consulting the Map of Provincial Health Authorities.

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Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets

Provides information about selling food at farmers markets and other events.

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Food Protection Vital for Your Business

Provides business owners with information on food safety.

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Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising

Provides information on food labelling and advertising requirements in Canada.

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Carving a Niche for Aboriginal Foods in 2010

Opportunities in the 2010 Winter Games and the Agriculture and Agri-food, Retail and Food Services Industries. Provides strategies for distinguishing and promoting Aboriginal food products.

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BC Food Processors Reference Manual

Provides detailed information on planning, setting up, and operating a food processing business. Includes extensive list of food industry resources.

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Community Cannery Tool Kit

“All you Can” - a hands-on guide to creating a Community Cannery.

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