Langley food producers join website celebrating Canada eats

A Canadian woman created the site not to make money, but to promote eating local

Marnie Scott loves her country, and she is just as passionate about supporting the food we grow and make here.

So much so, in fact, that she created a website canadiancoolfoods.com, highlighting 2,700 truly Canadian food products and beverages.

Among the thousands listed, at least seven are Langley businesses, and their products are listed on her website.

Among the local agricultural businesses listed are: All Season’s Mushrooms, Willow Creek Organics, JD Farms Specialty Turkey, Prairie Mushrooms, Gojoy Goji Berries, South Alder Farms. Ltd. and Champs Mushrooms.

“I am not selling anything, simply helping Canadians find truly Canadian products,” said Scott.

Fifty-six British Columbia food and beverage companies and 761 of their products are already featured on the website.

“More Canadian consumers, restaurateurs, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers are looking for truly Canadian ingredients, foods and beverages. This is what Product of Canada (POC) is – 98-plus per cent Canadian grown ingredients, Canadian labour and processing.

“These products are in a class by themselves and should be identified, promoted and celebrated across Canada,” Scott said.

Everything from honey, poultry, eggs, produce, milk, coffee, maple syrup, seafood, cheese and more are locally sourced and made right here in B.C.

The idea is not an online grocery store, but rather an information platform which links the products in the Shopping List to the company’s own website, where site users can make informed decisions or simply learn more about the Canadian company and their products.

In the Shopping List area of the website, visitors can single in on what kind of product they are looking for and whether they want no GMOs or Gluten-free products.

“The more we know about what we grow, forage and fish for across this great land – the better for everyone,” said Scott. “Not only are the majority of these products, single or limited-ingredient foods, which nutritionists say are healthier for you, but buying Canadian is an easy way to support the economy and health of agriculture.

“We listen to our users and are adding new features and functionality to the site to meet their needs. We are now developing an app for users to upload their recipes that use 100 per cent product of Canada ingredients, and we have a fun feature in the works called, ‘What’s in Your Kitchen?’”



monique@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

A community with eight Toastmasters groups hosted the annual B.C. conference

Jim McGregor has worn many hats through the year, from father and… Continue reading

South Surrey air cadets score top marks in B.C.

907 Black Knights Squadron notch provincial marksmanship win – again

Olympic auditions return to Langley

An opportunity for unknown competitors to shine and, maybe, change sports

Langley Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

Langley firefighter climbs World Trade Centre in honour of 9/11 fallen

The local man is fundraising for the Memorial Stair Climb

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Vintage bottles, magic cards, a 1969 Playboy: Quirky items found in historic B.C. buildings

Crews set aside some of the funkier pieces emerging from the construction rubble

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘shoe house’ in Northern B.C.

A rare look inside the famous Kitseguecla Lake Road shoe house, with a tour led by owner Toby Walsh

Thieves steal five of Seven Dwarves ornaments honouring B.C. couple’s late son

For the second time in a year, several garden ornaments stolen from Cloverdale family’s front garden

Child, 11, accidentally shot in the chest at Alberta religious colony

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital

Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

Many of those who helped that day — first responders and Good Samaritans alike — still affected

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

Update: Court proceeding for man charged in fatal church shooting adjourned unil May

Matrix Savage Gathergood charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault

RCMP looking to retrace steps of woman found dead on Kelowna beach

Caitlin Midori Bradley, a 29-year-old dancer at a Kelowna bar, was originally from Surrey

Most Read