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Epicurean Corner – Epic Eats at the Expo

Jessica LinnayJessica Linnay

By Jessica Linnay Jessica Linnay |


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

 

Whole Foods

@WholeFoodsVan

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

 

Urban Farmers

@FFCF

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. — www.getlocalbc.org/

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

 

Booze

@mpibeers
@steamwhistle
@fairhills_wines


@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.

Related:   Study Shows: Eating Organic Produce Decreases Pesticide Content In Body

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

More food vendors to check out:

@OrganicLives
@FairyCakes_YUMM
@sharktruth
@wendychocolate
@Taste_of_Nature
@ss_coffee
@terrabreads
@NEWWORLDFOODS

 

Jessica is a writer based in Vancouver, BC.Jessica's Personal Website: http://about.me/jessica.linnay