Vendor Stories — agriculture

Gathering Place Trading: sourcing ethical food products from Canada and around the world

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Gathering Place Trading: sourcing ethical food products from Canada and around the world

Lovena and Ryan Harvey of Gathering Place Trading sell teas, spices and dried fruits from farmers in Canada and around the world.

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Rocky Creek Winery: ‘Great wines. Good company. Lasting memories.’

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Rocky Creek Winery: ‘Great wines. Good company. Lasting memories.’

Linda and Mark Holford of Cowichan Bay operate an eco-friendly and exquisite winery, creating blends exclusively from Island-grown grapes.

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Level Ground Trading: creating local and international impact

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Level Ground Trading: creating local and international impact

Victoria-based Level Ground Trading builds relationships with farmers to support fair trade in the coffee industry.

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Wayward Distillery: local business supports BC agriculture

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Wayward Distillery: local business supports BC agriculture

Wayward Distillery supports the health of local bee populations and BC agriculture through its sustainable spirits production process. The resulting products have a unique flavour and promote ecosystem diversity.

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