Feast Up by Fronting Up to The Pemberton Farmers Market, Wednesdays

For a true taste of Pemberton, get thee to the Pemberton Farmers Market this summer! Operated by the Pemberton Farmers Institute, Pemberton’s oldest organization, the Farmers Market already has 17 vendors signed up for the 2012 season. (In 2009, there were 9 vendors, with only 3 being farmers, so the Pemberton Farmers Market has definitely … Continue reading


A thriving community tradition – WI Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday May 5

The Women’s Institute’s annual Plant and Bake Sale (with special guest appearances from the Pemberton Farmers Institute seed swap and seed potato sale) takes place Saturday, May 5, from 9am til noon, in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. For those in the know, it is the best place to pick up Pemberton tested plants and seeds, … Continue reading

IceCap Organics puts harvest in a box

Far up the valley, safe from the snow, a kitchen table is loaded with seedlings and transplants. When I first spoke to Delaney Zayac  (then 32) and Alisha Dick (then 29) at the end of their debut year running Icecap Organics, they were part of a wave of new young organic farmers starting lives and … Continue reading

Honorary member of the Potato Nation – Melissa Craig, we have a crown (and a grilled cheese sandwich) for you.

The Bearfoot Bistro’s executive chef, culinary superstar Melissa Craig, was profiled in the Globe and Mail yesterday. Is there an ingredient that you feel represents Whistler? Pemberton [farm] vegetables, I even use them in the winter. Like carrots, potatoes and beets. I actually phoned them the other day to get some crosnes (Chinese artichokes) and … Continue reading

A taste of India, made in Pemberton – meeting Nidhi of Nidhi’s Cuisine

If you’re hankering for organic, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine around Pemberton, you don’t have to look any further than Nidhi’s Cuisine. And thanks to Nidhi, you don’t have to go to Kashmir to enjoy Pemberton produce with an Iranian and Muslim twist. As the weekly Farmers Market winds down, Nidhi Raina will showcase her food … Continue reading

Wild Planet Raw Foods – Sarinda Hoilett shares how to live deliciously raw, wild, and in tune

While a raw food diet might have a reputation as the bento box for the fringe and the freaky, Sarinda Hoilett’s clients and converts are regular folk, people with allergies and food sensitivities, yogis, conscientious moms, dedicated gourmands and the growing ranks of everyday people who want to know where their food comes from. The … Continue reading

Making coffee count, at the Mount Currie Coffee Company

Before November 2007, when the Mount Currie Coffee Company opened its doors, Pemberton was a kind of Siberia for coffee-purists, an isolated wilderness far far from anywhere. But when the much anticipated cafe opened it doors, that all changed. The Pemberton coffeehouse scene started happening. Owner Chris Ankeny, a photographer and snowboard pro formerly of … Continue reading

16 Farms, 50 Vendors, Food, Art, Love. Slow Food Cycle – the Vendors List.

Taste of the Potato Nation

Pick up (or download) the summer issue of Taste magazine from the BC Liquor Store for a series of North Arm Farm inspired recipes featuring fingerling potatoes, fresh dill and chives, and local beef and root vegetables. Here’s the recipe for FINGERLING POTATO SALAD WITH BUTTERMILK DRESSING AND FRESH HERBS if you are inspired to try … Continue reading

Party on with the Rootdown pig and the Foodlovers

Chef Maxim Ridorossi and Pastry Chef Jenna Dashney are the Foodlovers Cooking Company.  They have made their home in the Pemberton Valley after years of travel: Maxim refined his skills in some of Canada’s finest restaurants (Toronto’s North 44, Vancouver’s West, Victoria’s Café Brio, Sooke Harbour House, the King Pacific Lodge) and Jenna learned chocolatiering in Paris, … Continue reading