We know that sometimes it’s hard to find a local farm that sells direct to the consumer and it’s even harder once your local market season ends. Not only does that make it hard for you to find us, but it also makes it hard for the farmers/ranchers who still have amazing product available…
Our Northern Larder subscription box is a GREAT way to keep Whiskey Creek Ranch products coming to you each month. Our limitation to offering as many of these as we’d like through the winter months has always been eggs. We’ve reached out to a local egg producer who has offered to provide eggs for our boxes so that we can open up more for you! These start in December and there are only 3 remaining to snag. (For those who have already signed up for December or January, don’t worry, these are available and your subscription is already counted!). We’ve always felt that one of the most special things about our boxes is that we’ve priced them to ensure we’re getting you some of the best of our high-welfare and nutrient-dense products and leaving you plenty in your monthly grocery budget to get what you need from other places.
Not all farmers sell direct-to-consumer like we do; some only sell through stores, holiday markets, or are seasonal. We get it, it’s hard to track! We’ve done our best to list the markets, stores, and such that have a focus on local food for you to connect with local food from now until next spring:
PEACE REGION FARMERS INSTITUTE
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The Peace Region Farmers Institute offers local foods from regional farmers and producers on their online store on a monthly basis. Whiskey Creek Ranch has some products available here too.
The Rustic Pantry, Hudson’s Hope – sells a variety of Whiskey Creek Ranch stuff as well as many other products from Peace region producers. Cait’s store is beautiful and bright and her coffee shop is a cosy place to enjoy a hot beverage after you shop. Well worth the visit!
Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre, FSJ – sells a variety of regionally produced Indigenous goods.
Homesteader Health, FSJ – sells our honey and bone broth (beef and chicken) and many other local producer products.
The Artisan Farmhouse, FSJ – a carefully curated lifestyle store and coffee bar hosting many products from artists and producers from across our region and throughout Canada.
Dawson Creek Health Food Centre, Dawson Creek – a well-stocked wellness store carrying a variety of regional goods.
Red Barn Cafe and Catering, FSJ – not open yet but I hear they will be supporting local food makers too!
Fort St John Farmers Market Christmas Market – November 25 and 26, Pomeroy Hotel, FSJ
Hudson’s Hope Farmers Market Christmas Market – December 4, Hudson’s Hope
Elevate the Season – November 17-19, Sexsmith (I think this is the MOST beautiful holiday market so I’m putting it here. It’s all about supporting local in your gift-giving and includes many food + makers from the North!
Agro-Connect Conference – February 11-12, 2023, Dawson Creek
Do you find it hard to find local food outside of spring and summer in the North? Any tips I have forgotten to mention?