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Blue Goose Cattle Company

 

Cariboo BC

 

Blue Goose cattle are raised in the semi-remote region of Cariboo, BC, and the unique plains of Manitoulin Island. All of our cattle are pasture raised, and graze across high quality grass. There are no pesticides in the feed. Our cattle are never fed animal by-products, and never receive steroids, pesticides or added hormones. At the finishing lot, our cattle are fed a grass silage, which consists of organically grown legumes, high quality hay, and a small amount of organic barley. Blue Goose owns its own Abattoir in BC, meaning only Blue Goose cattle are brought through our state of the art facilities, reducing any cross-ranch contamination.” The design of our Abattoir was inspired by the designs of Temple Grandin, a leader in cattle animal welfare and creating low stress environments. No overcrowding is allowed, and animals are moved by flag to reduce stress. Each animal is handled one at a time, and at a slow speed to ensure total care and attention to animal needs is followed.

 

 
Cache Creek Farm

Cache Creek BC

Cache Creek Natural Beef grows high quality beef as nature intended: with natural grazing, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare. All products are hormone, steroid, and antibiotic free. Cache Creek also practices intensive pasturing; their cattle are moved often to avoid damaging grass through overgrazing.


 
Diamond Willow Farm

Christina Lake BC

The diamond willow earns its name from the diamond effect created by a fungus attack on various willow species found in various northern parts of the world, such as Alberta. The willow is critical to the sustainable production of the land in Alberta and for Diamond Willow ranchers because they ensure rich soil for healthy grass and moist lands, which lead to better health for Diamond Willow cattle.

 

 
Double R Ranch

Okanagan Valley

“Double R Ranch” sits on 70,000 pristine acres and is recognized for its raising of high quality cattle, as well as for its commitment to animal well-being and environmental stewardship, the preservation of its picturesque land and native wildlife, and the recycling of resources to create a model of sustainable beef production.

 

 
Fraser Valley Farm
Fraser Valley BC

Fraser Valley Duck & Goose is a third generation family-owned farm in the Northern Fraser Valley at the base of Vedder Mountain, just east of Yarrow. They are committed to clean, healthy lives for their animals, and all of their birds have access to clean drinking water and free run barns.
 
Heritage Angus Beef

Rycroft AB/Abbotsford BC

Heritage Angus Range Fed Beef is an Alberta & BC-based distributor focused on sustainable farming and premium quality. They are also the only Canadian beef supplier audited and certified by two nationally recognized third-parties.


 
Hog Wild Specialities

 

Mayerthorpe AB

Hog Wild Specialties is owned and operated by Deb and Earl Hagman, who raise their cattle as naturally as possible: with no growth hormones or immunizations, and with a healthy diet supplemented by minerals.

 

 
Home On The Range Organics

Chilliwack BC

We are two families brought together with a passion for farming and food. The business started with Alice sourcing local organic food for her family and friends. This quickly grew into a busy enterprise, and Alice realized she was inundated with people looking for highest quality grass fed and finished meats, and pastured animals. Based in Chilliwack, the company has taken on the challenge of pairing Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland suppliers who share our vision for locally and sustainably raised, affordable priced organic foods. Together our two families keep this business growing through passion for what we do, and a belief that organic, sustainable raised food should be made affordable for those that seek it, in the city and beyond.

 
Houwelings Tomatoes

Delta BC

Houweling’s Tomatoes is a local, family-owned, year-round tomato greenhouse. Houweling’s is dedicated to growing the freshest and tastiest tomatoes year-round and with over 30 years’ experience in greenhouse farming, the team is great at it. Cemented in a firm belief that nothing will ever replace the interaction between grower and plant, Casey Houweling has built a company that leverages the benefits of technological advancements for sustainability and efficiency while understanding the art of growing is as much if not a greater factor in growing and harvesting the best tomatoes available.


 
JD Farms

 

Fraser Valley BC

Jack Froese is the owner and founder of JD Farms Specialty Turkey, a family-run producer of specialty turkeys located in the Fraser Valley. Turkeys raised under the JD Farms specialty turkey certification are fed a natural diet of grain, vitamins and minerals without any antibiotics or animal by-products. The turkeys are raised in spacious, well-ventilated barns with free access to fresh water and a constant supply of fresh feed. Special care and diet bring about the highest quality and exceptional flavor.

 

 

Johnstons Pork

Fraser Valley BC

Founded in 1937, Johnston’s Pork has continued to grow and adapt as the meat industry has evolved over the last seven decades. Their producers include Saar Bank Farms, Sundance Farms, Makin' Bacon Farm, Rise & Swine Farm, and Verard Farms Ltd. in the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack communities.


 
Northen Yak

Merritt BC

The Cold Water Ranch is an 800+ acre ranch nestled in a scenic valley near the Cold Water River, just west of Merritt. The Cold Water Ranch is operated as an organically managed farm. Our animals are raised all-naturally. For the care of our herd, we promote good health, prevent disease, and minimize stress. Our yaks are grass-fed and raised on all-natural forage and hay. Our yak meat contains no additives, growth hormones, steroids, antibiotics, or any artificial products.

 
Peace Country Produce

Peace River Valley AB

We started out in the early eighties as a small dairy in central Alberta. In 1995 we sold the dairy and started a mixed farming operation: cattle, grain and hogs in the Peace area. We started building our certified organic beef herd in 2004. Uddersmith cattle feed on organic pasture and hay year round. At NO time are they fed grain. We do not force wean, but leave all calves with their mothers through with their first winter. This allows them to naturally wean onto green pasture in the spring just prior to claving in mid- May. All calves are kept to maturity.

 
Paradise Valley Farm

 

Paradise Valley AB

The Sunderland Family have spent years perfecting their system for raising free range hogs. They use Camborough in order to take advantage of that breed’s reputation for flavour and quality. They say the real secret to producing hogs with a traditional pork taste is the diet and exercise program that is part of their free range production system. Their hogs are free to roam in large outdoor paddocks which feature water fed mud-holes for summer wallowing, and large straw bedded shelters for year round comfort. The freedom to root and dig in the straw and mud not only results in contented hogs, but assures a quality pork product with a richer more traditional pork taste. The Sunderlands grow more than 75% of their feed requirements on their own farm, and purchase the rest from their neighbors in order to ensure the best quality feed for their animals.

 

 

 

Pemberton Valley BC

Pemberton Meadows cattle is raised as nature intended; living outdoors, in a herd, on pasture. In the winter, when snow covers the ground, they stay in a large treed area where they can take shelter from harsh weather. The cattle are free to spread out under the trees at night. Natural beef tends to be leaner and tastier than most conventional beef. It only stands to reason that an animal that spends its life walking around on natural pastures would have a stronger texture and flavour than one that is just standing in a feedlot pen.

 


 
Rangeland Canadian Bison and Elk

Lacombe AB

Canadian Rangeland Bison and Elk meats are 100% hormone, antibiotic, and animal by-product free. They are also one of the very few third-party certified marketers of bison. They guarantee top quality bison “from the gate to the plate.”


 

Rossdown Farms

 

Fraser Valley BC

Rossdown Farms & Natural Foods is a family-run business that balances traditional values with progressive practices. Farming is not something we got into on whim. It is woven into the fabric of our family. In fact Rossdown Farms is the collective result of five generations of farmers. And though, for decades, we were exclusively a poultry farm, over the years we have evolved the business to include poultry processing.


 
Sloping Hill Farms

Qualicum Beach BC


Sloping Hill Farms in Qualicum Beach produces award-winning pork, having been recognized by the Vancouver Restaurant Awards for 2009 Product of the Year and 2010 Producer/Supplier of the year for their ethically-raised, hormone-free pork that include no animal by-products.

 

 

Yarrow Meadows

 

Fraser Valley BC

Yarrow Meadow is a third-generation duck and goose farm nestled at the base of Vedder Mountain near Yarrow, BC. Known locally as “the duck & goose”, Yarrow Meadow provides ducks and geese for a number of fine dining restaurants throughout the region.