This report summarises the results of an agricultural land use inventory completed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) in September 2006 to capture the extent of agricultural development on Salt Spring Island.
This report provides the results from a survey conducted in the winter of 2015/2016 to determine the number of animals (sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and rabbits) and poultry (chicken, turkeys, laying hens, geese, and ducks) being raised on Salt Spring Island for meat, milk or eggs.
Increasing Local Food Production on Salt Spring Island
Salt Spring Farm Produce Centre – Consultation Summary: March 5, 2014 Storage + Wholesaling Focus Group
Explore the diverse landscapes, tastes and people of Salt Spring Island’s farms. Meet the farmers, wander the farms, sit at long tables with mismatched plates, listen to local music, and enjoy the flavours only small farms can offer.
Information from the Agricultural Alliance Farmers Meeting Sunday, February 12, 2012. Purpose of the Meeting: To discuss the proposed plans for a farm produce centre on the Beddis Road site.
Farmland is not only a non-renewable resource, but it is scarce in BC (just less than five percent of the land base). Concerned about the irreversible loss of farmland and food security, in 1972 the Provincial government created a unique provincial land use regime, the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), to protect this land base for agriculture.
This guide is designed to assist citizens in understanding both the importance of preserving agricultural land in BC, as well as the means to doing so.
The purpose of this study is to inventory key facts, data and information about Salt Spring Island. The project was commissioned and funded by the Islands Trust of Salt Spring Island, and the data compilation was completed by the Institute for Sustainability Education and Action (I-SEA), also on Salt Spring Island.
The number of farmers markets in Canada, United States, and Europe is growing rapidly. In British Columbia there are about 100 known markets, up from 60 known markets in 2000. This growth reflects the increasing role of farmers markets in local food systems and their contributions to British Columbia’s communities.