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Farm-to-table eatery forced to open brewery to keep serving burgers on ALR land

Restaurants deemed non-farm use in Agricultural Land Reserve, but beer or wine lounges allowed

CBC NewsYvette Brend

Seven years ago, Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell bought a failed century-old hay farm on Vancouver Island and reimagined it as a successful restaurant. 

But now their on-farm eatery is threatened by red tape.

At first they switched crops to grains, hot-house produce and a few animals. Then two years ago they added an farm-to-table eatery and dubbed it Rusted Rake.

Nanoose Bay residents flock in for breakfast, burgers and banter. The eggs, beef and vegetables are grown on the farm. But four months aft…

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Farm-to-table eatery forced to open brewery to keep serving burgers on ALR land

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