When it comes to food in the Comox Valley, we love our locals – so much so that they are getting province-wide recognition.
Comox Valley producers took home three of the 15 categories in the 2014 We Heart Local Awards.
Coastal Black Estate Winery was named Favourite Local Winery for 2014. Blue Moon Winery, also from Black Creek, was among the nominees.
Natural Pastures Cheese Co. added to its 2014 accolades with the Favourite Local Cheese Maker award, edging, among others, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks out of Parksville.
Glen Alwin Farm won Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier.
Springford Farm of Nanoose Bay was also nominated in the category.
There were 337 nominees in the 15 categories for this year’s awards. More than 37,000 votes were cast this year, more than tripling the number received in last year’s contest.