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Epicurean Corner – Epic Eats at the Expo

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Epicurean Corner – Epic Eats at the Expo

Who ever said eating ethically had to be boring? Here are some of the great food exhibitors from Epic Expo 2012:


Whole Foods


Whole Foods is one of the West Coast’s choice supermarkets for organic items, and the company had a large presence at the expo. Reps took to the main stage on Saturday to teach the crowd about the benefits of the delicious and nutritious super-green, kale.

Why kale is so darn good for you

  • Steamed kale can help lower cholesterol
  • Kale can help reduce the risk of developing cancer
  • It offers anti-inflammatory benefits – great for those who suffer from arthritis
  • It’s high in antioxidants
  • Kale is chock-full of vitamin K, which is good for your bone health, your arteries, it helps your blood clot normally and can help prevent prostate and liver cancers.  —Canadian Living 


Urban Farmers


Variations of the 100 Mile diet are rampant and popular in BC, where permissible temperatures and glowing natural landscapes allow for crops of a variety of goods to grow year round. Not only is eating food that comes from close to you good for your health, but also for the planet, and for sustainability of the community.

The average North American meal travels 2,400 km to get from field to plate and contains ingredients from 5 countries in addition to our own. —

Download this handy calendar to keep up on what’s in season in Southwestern BC.




@wholefoodsvan photo

There’s no denying that alcohol is a significant part of the everyman’s diet, and anyone who’s watched an episode of the Real Housewives of Vancouver knows that even our metropolis full of health nuts can’t resist a good wine.

The theme of the bevvies at Epic was gluten-free and organic.

More food vendors to check out:


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