There is a new study on farming on Salt Spring in the April 2016 edition of Canadian Food Studies. Here is the link and the abstract is below.
In Canada, most local-governance–level food system planning research has been conducted in larger, often urban communities. However, producers in small rural communities conduct the majority of Canada’s agricultural activities. Using case study research, this paper documents how the rural communities of Saint-Camille (Québec) and Salt Spring Island (British Columbia) engage in food system planning. By investigating background issues, key achievements, barriers, and best practices, the case studies inform a comparative analysis of governance planning processes and community-led project development. The results suggest an overlap between the community food system planning framework and the food sovereignty framework, a space discerned as food sovereignty planning.