Category Archives: Island Artisans

Island Artisans – Gabriola Gourmet Garlic

If you are an avid garlic user, you are most likely quite disappointed with the quality of the garlic you can find in grocery stores right about now.  The bad news is that it’s not likely to get any better … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – The Return of the Neighbourhood Grocery Store

It’s no surprise that our grocery shopping habits have changed since we began the age of the suburban sprawl.  For anyone living in a modern suburb, driving the car to a big supermarket once a week and loading up your … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Hope Bay Farm and Slow Food Film Night

On Vancouver Island and the more southwester part of the province farmers are ramping up for the coming season.  It may be still too wet to plough fields, but it’s in the greenhouses where a lot of the action is … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Morning Bay Vineyard and Estate Winery

There’s an old joke in the wine industry that goes something like this:  Want to make a little bit of money from a winery?  Start with a lot of money.  Unfortunately, the punch line has been proven true time and … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – Hilary’s Cheese

Early mornings are necessary to get a good start on cheesemaking at Hilary’s Cheese.  Hilary Abbott has been making cheese in the Cowichan Valley since the late 1990’s.  His only problem is that his cheese is too popular and he … Continue reading

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Island Artisans – DV Cuisine Food Security Documentary

Today on Island Artisans I featured Nick Versteeg of Glenora, just outside of Duncan and his independent production company, DV Cuisine.  Nick and I have worked together on many projects in the past, but on this documentary he pretty much … Continue reading

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