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The EATEN PATH: Want to find BC Meat in Chilliwack? There's an app for that

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If you don’t buy direct from a farmer or hunt your own animals in the hillsides of B.C., you probably don’t know where your meat comes from.

If you want to know, a new iPhone app created by the B.C. Association of Abattoirs under its new branding as BC Meats can help.

Open up the app and focus on Chilliwack and you’ll find that the restaurant at Rainbow Country Inn sells beef grown in B.C.

Nick’s Pizzeria at Tyson and Watson has local pork as does the Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison Hot Springs.

As for markets and grocery stores, you can get local chicken, pork and duck from Clancy’s on Promontory; pork, lamb, beef and bison from Fraser Valley Meats on Vedder; or chicken and duck from Meadow Valley Meats on Nowell.

And much, much more.

“More than ever people want to know where their food comes from and they want it to be as local as possible,” says Gillian Watt, program manager for BC Meats for BC Markets.

As it is now, the app has much better coverage for grocery stores and markets, as there are just the three restaurants above listed in the local area.

A spokesperson for BC Meats says restaurants and retail operations can get listed with either a basic or premium subscription, and listings are added all the time. The BC Meats app is available for iPhone or Android devices.

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