November 25, 2013 12:20pm by What’s at the Market

We know Canada as our rather large, well-meaning neighbor to the north, but is the country really the world's contraband farmer's market underneath the overly polite demeanor and funny sweaters?

CBC reports three men, one a current Niagara-area police officer, were arrested on Thursday and charged with smuggling $200,000 of cheese from the U.S. and reselling...

Nasty Neighbour, contraband, cheese
November 25, 2013 12:13pm by What’s at the Market

An Aylesford farmer who's in trouble with the Nova Scotia egg marketing board wants the province to consider licences instead of a quota system.

Aaron Hiltz sells pastured eggs on his farm in Lake George. His 800 hens, he said, are free to roam in fields and don’t live in cages, offering customers something different when they buy eggs.

But according...

eggs, licensing, Nova Scotia
November 25, 2013 12:07pm by What’s at the Market

Fresh B.C. blueberries will be on their way to Asia if the government's new marketing program bears fruit.

Debbie Etsell, executive director of B.C. Blueberries, said Friday that the sweet, health-giving fruit has huge export potential to countries such as India and China.

"This is a big announcement for the B.C. agricultural industry. We have one of...

berries, Asia, exports
November 22, 2013 4:12pm by What’s at the Market

B.C. farmers are set to benefit from a $4.3 million agrifoods export program announced this morning on Granville Island.

The B.C. Agrifoods Export Program will provide matching funds to support industry participation at international tradeshows, promotional events, incoming and outgoing trade missions, and to develop marketing materials for international...