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.

Business development

10 Steps to Starting your Food Processing Business

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

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10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

The BCFPA series of "how to" videos on canning and preserving foods. This video features Debra Hellbach and is titled ..10 steps to starting your own business relating to processed food.

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Small Business BC

Provides resources and services to start up and existing small businesses in British Columbia.

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FOODSAFE

FOODSAFE is a course to train food workers about safe food handling and hygiene. Check out the website for courses nearest you.

In First Nations communities contact Health Canada – First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health

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First Nations in BC Portal

Sharing of experiences, tools & resources created by First Nations communities and organizations in BC.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Administers regulations dealing with the marketing, processing and labelling of food products.

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Canada Business Service Centre

Provides resources and services to Canadian entrepreneurs.

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BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Supports, develops and promotes farmers markets in BC.

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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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