Change the rules in Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR). Allowing for food service facilities.

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The Rusted Rake needs your help. We are a farm to table eatery and we need to get some rules within the Agriculture Land Reserve (ALR) changed. Currently under the ALR rules and regulations farmers are not allowed to have a food service facility (such as a restaurant) unless there is an alcohol facility (such as a brewery) on the farm.  By allowing farmers to operate food service facilities without liquor production we will be providing more opportunities for businesses like ours to exist and to give small farms like ours a chance to make a living wage.

At this time we meet the Ministry of Agriculture Lana Popham's new Buy BC, Feed BC, Grow BC program. However, we need her help in getting the bylaws within the ALR changed so future farmers can operate business like ours without the need of liquor. Please support us in our effort to change the ALR bylaws by signing our petition, or even better, emailing us at Let us know how you feel about us. We value your input regarding our involvement within the farming industry and within our community.