Eat Organic

Why choose BC Certified Organic?

  • to support your local farmers
  • to promote high standards for animal welfare
  • to share your commitment to the health of our planet
  • to ensure future generations will have healthy food
  • to enjoy great tasting food!

Organic: A Manifesto


What is organic? To the farmers growing food and getting their hands dirty every day, organic is everything. A way of life, a way forward to a better food system, and, of course, a way to grow healthy, delicious food that is good for people and the planet.

This is our Manifesto

We hope you enjoy this peek into the truly unique, often challenging, and always rewarding life of an organic farmer - and that you're inspired to learn more about the soil-nurturing, life-affirming philosophy and practices at the heart of the organic movement.

This video was brought to you by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program and by Nature's Path Organic Foods.

Seeds of Knowledge

What's in a seed? For farmers, seeds are pure magic, a symbol of life, and full of possibility. From the seeds they lovingly plant in the earth each season, to the seeds of knowledge handed down from generation to generation, farmers share a bit of this magic.


A big part of what we do as organic producers is make sure that we have what we need to move forward building a better food system: the seeds that give life, and the seeds of knowledge that are giving life to a new generation of farmers. We hope this inspires you to learn more about the people who grow your food - and the magic that goes into it all!

Filmed at organic farms, with certified organic farmers

Organic Generations

British Columbia is a leader in organic food and farming. But why get certified?

"Organic farming is important because it looks at the whole picture, soil nutrition, soil health and building that; also, formalizing our commitment to working with nature and leaving this piece of land healthier and better than when we found it."


Organic certification is a farmer-led movement to support organic farmers in growing the best food they can, in the best way possible. And all sorts of amazing things come out of it. Community, knowledge, and a stronger connection with the people eating their food - these are just a few of the things organic farmers get out of being #CertifiedOrganic.

We'll toast to that - over a delicious meal of certified organic food grown right here in BC!

This video was brought to you by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program and by Nature's Path Organic Foods.

Growing Farmers: Organic Mentorship


Generations learning and sharing together - that's what mentorship is all about, and organic farmers do it so well!

"Mentorship for me has been as much about learning as it has been about getting other people into agriculture, because there are so many different perspectives and ideas. That’s really a special part of the organic sector in particular."
- Chris Bodnar, organic farmer and mentor

#ThinkBCOrganic

Watch the video, share, and check out our other videos to learn more about BC’s organic farmers. Together, we're building a better food system!

BC Certified Organic: Growing How Things Should Be Grown


Eat local, save the world? Yes, according to BC organic farmer Nicholas Peterson!

He grows garlic in the Nicola Valley (Nlaka'pamux) near Merritt on land that's been in his family for generations. Find out why Nicholas - and so many other farmers and foodlovers across the province - are all about feeling connected to the land where our food is grown.

BC does have some of the best farm and foodlands - and therefore best food - in the world, after all.

Watch the video, share, and check out our other videos to learn more about BC’s organic farmers. Together, we're building a better food system!

Filmed at organic farms, with organic farmers

Thank you to all the organic farmers who welcomed us onto their farms to help us create these videos: Nicholas Peterson and his children Louise, Ansel, Mahonri, and Gabriel, Darlene Peterson, Tristan Cavers, Anne Grube, Michelle Tsutsumi, Carmen Wakeling, Arzeena Hamir, Jacinda Flynn, David Roch, Barbara Odegard, Mel Sylvestre, Heather Pritchard, Mark Cormier, David Catzel, Asha Catzel, Arran Stephens, John Alcock, Russell Alcock, Bob McCoubrey, Jordan Marr, Mary Alice Johnson, Keeley Nixon, Mary Forstbauer and her grandkids Cecilia, Blaise, Kaleb, Welly, Raina, Timbrel, Hazel, Vernon, Milo, Ixara, Eden, and Kaiya!

Filmed on Vancouver Island at Amara Farm, Ironwood Farm, and ALM Farm; in the Lower Mainland at UBC Farm, Glorious Organics, and Forstbauer Farms; and in the Okanagan at Nicola Valley Produce, Golden Ears Farm, and Sunshine Farm