Rethink What You Drink, with Namasthé Tea

I went to school with a girl whose parents were missionaries in Bangladesh. Whatever you might think of their faith or sense of mission, they were undoubtedly people who acted upon their convictions. But it was their beverage cupboard that impressed me most. They were so upset, Jo told me, by the inequities perpetrated in … Continue reading

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Blueberries: Q+A with Hare’s Family Farm

I doubt that there’s anything more exciting than the first harvest of berries, come summer. Except, maybe, the discovery that a young family have decided to throw everything into starting a farm to grow organic berries as a full-time commercial operation just around the corner from you. For some reason, those kind of revelations make … Continue reading

Introducing Pemberton’s new Strawberry Farmers at Camel’s Back Harvest

Last year, when I heard that the McEwans were retiring from the strawberry farming business, I was devastated. Where was I going to source my berries? Luckily, Allen and Tonette, after 20 years in business, weren’t going to leave their customer base out to dry. They had a succession plan – and were passing the … Continue reading

Expanded Mile One Eating House turns 2, proving you can Go Big AND Go Home

We first checked in with Mile One Eating House just after they opened in 2011. On Saturday they celebrate their 2nd anniversary, with $4 Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef cheeseburgers. To note the occasion, we asked them to reveal the secrets to their success, and found out why Pemberton is awesome and why Chef and Proprietor … Continue reading

The real taste of Pemberton: Dennis Taylor’s Raw Wildflower Honey

Meet the man behind the mask, king of my pantry, succour of the sweet tooth, Dennis Taylor. A landscaper by day, and bee-whisperer by night, Dennis sells raw wildflower honey and freerange duck and chicken eggs from his Pemberton Valley homestead, on a seasonally available basis. He explains to us why living in Pemberton is awesome … Continue reading

Resolve 2013: Gamble on something good. Mount Currie Coffee Co expands to Whistler.

We’ve checked in with Chris Ankeny at MCCC before – but now the local coffee fanatic is generating fresh buzz, splitting his time between Pemby and a new Whistler location, with a clear mission to lead Whistlerites out of the coffee wilderness. As he told Whistler’s hottest foodie writer, Laura Gallant, this week in the … Continue reading

Year in Review : Choose Pemberton 2012

This was the year the Huffington Post hailed Pemberton as “the best place in Canada to spend Thanksgiving”, Vancouver Magazine offered up 10 reasons to head to Whistler and keep on driving north, Dirt Magazine UK featured Pemberton for its mountain biking assets and concentration of “so many skilled and talented backcountry recreationalists (and professionals)” … Continue reading

The taste of the Potato Nation is on tap here… Q+A with Schramm Distillery

If James Bond came to Pemberton to celebrate Thanksgiving (giving that it is the best place in Canada to spend the harvest celebration, according to the Huffington Post), the first place he would go would be Schramm’s Pemberton Distillery. Because they make a mean martini. A visit to the newly opened distillery was our 4th … Continue reading

Strawberries – in season, and succession.

When the Pemberton rumour mill had McEwan’s Strawberry Farm closing down, I had a mild panic attack. Last season, I picked 20 pounds of berries and made my own jam, thanks to a recipe Tonette McEwan scribbled out for me on the back of a cereal box. The stockpile had just run out, so strawberry … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Staycation in Pemberton this Summer

We put together 10 reasons to turn your summer vacation into a staycation this summer, for the Village of Pemberton’s June Community Update. What’s on your summer hit-list? 1. Ease the Pain at the Pumps. Gas has already hit $1.40/litre and some projections see it moving as high as $1.70/litre this summer. So why not … Continue reading