Fall is for Foraging
September 2023 Island Farm and Garden Magazine article Vancouver Island, with its rainforest climate, has long been known as mushroom picker’s Eden and as the days grow shorter and the crispness of fall begins to fill the air, mushroom foraging season begins. However, for many people the idea of traipsing… Read more
Island Good Member Drive January 2023
Island Good is 5 years old in 2023 and we want to celebrate! The year is action packed so check out the Highlights of Events & Opportunities below – but to kick the year off we want to say thanks to you with ways to save. Two weeks of savings!… Read more
Island Good Seafood Recipe
Story from: Island Farm & Garden December 2022 Looking for a new easy and savoury recipe for seasonal entertaining that contains many local, Island Good ingredients, such as seasonal vegetables and local seafood? Look no further than this classic Cioppino recipe provided by Chef Chris Hooten, from Island Good Woodfire… Read more
Think Local Gifting this Holiday Season!
Want to give locally made gifts this year? Think ‘Island Good’ when Holiday Shopping! The secret is out. Vancouver Island and the Rural Islands are a special part of the world. As Paul Gill, Owner of Island Good Sutra Sauces, said “everyone is very happy here and when you are… Read more
Island Good at the Summit!
Island Good was an idea that sparked at the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Summit in 2015. In 2018 the brand was launched at the Summit and ever since VIEA has been infusing more Island Good into this annual conference. Here is the rundown of Island Good at the 2022… Read more
Island Agriculture and the Future of Food
Interested in the future of food production on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands? Join the 2022 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit to engage in the following sessions: Island Agriculture and the Future of Food: Part 1 – What’s Happening On The Ground? (Agri-Food Entrepreneurs Panel) The agriculture and… Read more
Island Good Cidery and Winery Tour
Article From the Fall 2022 Island Farm and Garden Magazine Island Good Cidery and Winery Tour Early Fall is a great time to visit Vancouver Island cideries and wineries. Enjoy a cider or wine overlooking the picturesque valleys and fields of our local wineries and cideries while admiring the colours… Read more
A Summer of Island Good Events!
It was great to be able to celebrate Island Good with some in-person events this summer! Following is a summary of those fabulous events: ‘Island Good Days’ was proclaimed in 11 communities across Vancouver Island including in the City of Campbell River, Comox Valley Regional District, City of Duncan, Township… Read more
Island Good Brewery, Winery, Cidery and Distillery Tour
As we move into the end of summer and into fall the weather is cooling, the leaves are turning colour and it’s a great time to tour the beauty of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Why not support local Island Good breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries while touring the… Read more
Julie Sperber Appointed President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance
VIEA’s New Leader brings entrepreneurial and community economic development experience to the role The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Sperber as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective August 1, 2022. “As an experienced leader and community connector Julie… Read more