Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

British Columbians love local food. Farmers’ markets are expanding and multiplying, community gardens and kitchens are growing, and retailers are offering more fresh foods from BC farmers.

However, with development pressure from cities, southern BC is one of the most expensive places to purchase farmland in Canada. Many farmers are reaching retirement age and young farmers are quick to identify high land costs as a major barrier to purchasing or opening a farm.

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