Cowichan Food Map back with new stops for 2015

It’s back. For anyone who has been wanting to buy fresh, local farm goods but didn’t know where to go, the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Cowichan Food Map has the answers.

This map is produced each year by Cowichan Green Community to help residents and tourists alike find Valley wine, food and value-added products created and grown from Shawnigan Lake to south of Nanaimo.

"The map is a fantastic resource for families who want to find local food grown right in their own neighbourhood or on their regular driving routes," explained Cammy Lockwood, from Lockwood Farms. "The map really connects people to where their food is coming from."

"Blessed with a Maritime-Mediterranean climate, the Cowichan region offers a surprisingly wide range of products from seasonal veggies to honey, wines, hot sauces, tea blends, hazelnuts, kiwis, saskatoons, and meats including grass-fed beef and rabbit," said Heather Kaye, map coordinator. For 2015.

Searchers can also use the online search component at cowichangreencommunity. org/foodmap Residents will find all their favourite farms on the map, plus some new ones they may not have heard of. New inclusions this year are Warmland Organics, Tanners Orchard, South Island Saskatoons, Unsworth Vineyards, Romney Farm, Local Forage Farm, Caleana Farm, Local Flavours Farm, Wild Plum Farm, Green Fire Farm, Crackpot Florals, Carmenia Farm, Yellow Point Blues, the Garden Path Tea Garden, and Dogwood Ridge Farm and Soap Factory.

Kaye said that the launch of this year’s map has been done to coincide with the launch of a new online marketplace for Cowichan food producers Cow-op.ca, where people can buy local online.

"For consumers, accessing and purchasing Cowichan-grown food has never been easier," she said.

Get your map at the CGC’s Garden Pantry Thrift Shop at 360 Duncan St. or phone 250-748-8506 for other pick-up locations near you. Check out the online version at www.cowichangreencommunity.org/foodmap

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