Eating Local on an Island

I’d love to eat more locally. Unfortunately, in Alberta during the winter, local eating proves to be a challenge.

On a recent trip to Vancouver Island, I learned just how much the local food scene is bustling there. With the mild climate, it’s easy to grow almost anything there.  Here’s a video by farmer Bob Duncan explaining how he has been able to grow lemons and limes on the Island.  He’s also managed to grow figs, olives, and almonds and even sells pomegranate trees at his tree farm, Fruit Trees and More

 

I was astonished to learn there is even a  Black Tea Farm  – growing black tea leaves – a first for Canada.

Imagine how easy it would be to eat local.