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.

 

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Application intake for the 2016/17 Buy Local program is now open:

Visit the Investment Agriculture Foundation website for further information and applications

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.

Buy Local Funded Projects

2016/17

Organization

BC Association of Farmers' Markets, Big Mountain Foods, Bittered Sling, Hon's Wun Tun House, Mario's Gelati, Pastiche Food & Concepts, Tartine Tarts, The Good Stuff, Vancouver Farmers' Markets, Wize Monkey.

Taves Family Farms Applebarn, Snowcrest Foods Ltd.

Backyard Vineyards, Dead Frog Brewery, Driediger Farms Ltd., Gojoy Berries Inc, Gramma Dees Gourmet Snacks, Twin Maple Produce Ltd. dba Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, Vista D'Oro Farms Ltd

Ike Enterprises Inc. dba Left Coast Naturals, International Herbs (B.C.) Ltd., HapiFoods Group Inc.

Asti Holdings Ltd, Big Ds Bees Honey, West Coast Smokin' Oysters

Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia, The BX Press Inc.

Averill Creek Vineyard Ltd., Duncan Farmers' Market, Mustard Seed Foundation (Hope Farm Healing Centre)

Canadian Artisan Foods Inc., Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery Inc., Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts Ltd.

BC Fresh Vegetables Inc. dba BCFresh, BC Salmon Marketing Council, Gordon Food Service, Greenhouse Grown Foods Inc dba Windset Farms

Foley Dog Treat Company Incorporated, St Jean's Cannery & Smokehouse, Taste of BC Fine Foods Ltd

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery Inc., Elemental Distilling Inc. dba Wayward Distillation House, McClintocks Farm

BC Chicken Marketing Board, Petkov Kiwi Production, Vitala Foods

BG Health Group, Organika Health Products Inc., Von Albrecht & Associates

Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery, Okanagan Epicurean Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Howling Moon Cider House

Chai Chics Meals Inc., Jiva Organics Manufacturing & Distributing Inc., NutraEx Food Inc., Urban Digs Farm

Natural Pastures Cheese Co. Ltd., The Happy Goat Cheese Co Ltd.

Comox Valley Economic Development Society

Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery

Alpha Health Products., Athena Farm Holdings Ltd. dba Similkameen River Organic Farm, Gojoy Berries Inc., Pranin Organic Inc., Top Tier Foods Inc.

BC Landscape & Nursery Association

2014/15

Organization

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery Inc.

BC Wine Studio, Brockmann's Chocolate Inc., Country Prime Meats Ltd., FreeYumm Foods ltd., Lepp Farm Market Inc., Meadow Vista Honey Wines, Millstream Flour Mills, Nu-Tea Company Ltd, Rossdown Natural Foods Ltd., Salt West Naturals Inc., S&B Gluten Free Inc., United Flower Growers Co-operative Association

Great Bear Enterprises Inc.

BC Fresh Vegetables, Food First Enterprises Ltd o/a Little Creek Dressing, Liberty Merchant Company Inc. dba The Liberty Distillery, Tartine Tarts Inc.

Misty Isles Economic Development Society

Comox Valley Farmers' Market Association

BC Greenhouse Growers' Association

Elephant Island Orchard Wines Ltd

United Flower Growers Co-operative Association

British Columbia Wine Institute Society

2012/2013

Organization

BC Cranberry Marketing Commission

BC Certified Seed Potato Growers' Association

BC Chicken Growers' Association

Port Alberni Farmers' Market Association

BC Shellfish Grower's Association

British Columbia Wine Institute Society

New Tree Fruit Varieties Development Council

BC Association of Cattle Feeders

BC Fresh Vegetables Inc. dba BCFresh

Kawano Farms, Little Valley Farms

Quesnel Community and Economic Development Corporation

BC Association of Farmers' Markets

BC Salmon Farmers Association, British Columbia Salmon Marketing Council, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Sooke Region Food Community Health Initiative Society, Victoria Downtown Public Market Society (VDPMS)

Strategic Growth Plan

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