Buy Local Program
The B.C. government has invested $8 million in the Buy Local Program, including $2 million in Budget 2016. The program supports food security in B.C. and helps B.C. farmers and food processors promote their local agrifood and seafood products through buy local initiatives.
The Buy Local Program aims to increase consumer demand and sales of B.C. agrifoods. Businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding from the B.C. government for projects that promote local foods. Projects can include in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising or other ideas.
Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key commitment of government’s B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan, a component of the B.C. Jobs Plan, which provides a roadmap to increasing provincial revenues in the agrifood and seafood sector to $15 billion a year by 2020.
For more information about the Buy Local Program, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/agriculture-business-and-economy/programs/bc-buy-local-program.