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Santevia: Remineralizing Water Filters for Everyone

Santevia: Remineralizing Water Filters for Everyone

When Santevia Water co-founder and CEO Yvonne Anderson discovered a water filter that did what she wanted it to do, it cost thousands of dollars. That wasn’t going to cut it. Yvonne and her husband David Anderson were on a mission to get truly healthy water—and not just for themselves. And before long, the Delta, … Continued

Buck: A Plant-Based Milk that Believes Goodness is Abundant

Buck: A Plant-Based Milk that Believes Goodness is Abundant

BUCK co-founder Jason McIvor doesn’t miss a beat when you ask him what his Vancouver-based buckwheat milk company is all about. “At the core of this is a strong desire for people to express their goodness in the world. Goodness starts with things like nutrition and positive thoughts. There’s goodness to be had and we want … Continued

Alderlea Vineyards: Taking Local as Far as it Goes

Alderlea Vineyards: Taking Local as Far as it Goes

When Zac Brown and Julie Powell took ownership of Alderlea Vineyards in 2017, it was already one of Vancouver Island’s oldest and most respected vineyards. Former owners Roger and Nancy Dosman had “laid it out meticulously,” says Julie. “It was a very healthy vineyard that produced wine with a great reputation.” And it was clear … Continued

Seattle Cider Company: There’s No Time Like a Crisis to Create

Seattle Cider Company: There’s No Time Like a Crisis to Create

Eric Willard, Director of Purchasing and Logistics can remember a time when he was working at an orchard and hardly any cider was made in Washington State. At the time, Eric was the Director of Operations of his city’s first cidery since Prohibition—Seattle Cider Company —he’s had a front-row seat to massive change. “Washington was … Continued

Solecito Foods: Traditional Flavours and Honest Conversations

Solecito Foods: Traditional Flavours and Honest Conversations

When Solecito Foods Andrea Blendl considers the advantages and disadvantages of running an authentic Mexican food company with her (authentic Mexican) family, she laughs. “You know, you’re very honest with family,” she says, “that’s good sometimes…and not so good other times.” As co-director of business operations, along with her father, Fernando Blendl, Andrea has watched … Continued