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Feeding Urban Digs Raw Dog Food 101

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Lots of folks are choosing well-raised meat for their dinner tables but sometimes we forget to apply the same care and concern to where the meat we feed our pets comes from. If you are an animal lover, it only make sense to ensure that the food you feed your pets is not supporting an industry that doesn't share your values. After a year of research and product testing, we are thrilled to be adding dog food to our product list. 

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The Mother of all Bacon Blogs

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In celebration of International Bacon Day, we're bringing you a collection of our favourite bacon blogs, recipes & products. Please meat responsibly :) Happy Bacon Day! Comment below and share on social media to be entered to win a prize pack containing 3 types of bacon, bacon jam & bacon bits! Bacon Blogs Lets All Take a Deep Breath and Eat Some Bacon Just in time for Halloween, The Lancet published a scary article entitled "Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat" in which World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced there is "convincing evidence" that the consumption of processed and...

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The Trouble with Chicken

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On May 17th, the poultry processing facility that does most of the slaughter for small-scale growers in the Fraser Valley sent out this email:

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Don't Let Labels be Conversation Killers

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We got some nice press this week around the funding we received through the BC Buy Local program but I have to admit to having mixed feelings about  certification programs/labels/marketing campaigns that focus on a word... like "humane,""local" and "organic." Don't get me wrong, I'm generally a big fan of these words but I worry that when people see them on a label, they too often stop asking questions.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas from the Farm

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It's fathers day on Sunday and we're pretty sure you can do better than a tie with a little help from your friends at Urban Digs. Here are a few suggestions that will make dad's day and definitely ensure that you are his favourite child: Grill Master Butchery Workshop - cancelled due to weather... sorry! What could be better than signing Dad up for this fun and informative BBQ workshop? Well, I'll tell ya..... signing yourself up too! There's no better way to bond with a man than over fire and meat. Learn how to properly grill steaks at the farm on...

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