South Coast Local Industry Contacts
Business, marketing and non-profit organizations supporting the South Coast agricultural industry:
Regional Marketing Resources
Events and Tourism
Regional farmers’ events
Find a farmers market:
- Metro Vancouver
- Sunshine Coast
- Sea to Sky region
- Fraser Valley
- Find an agricultural fair
- Find a farm tour
- British Columbia agritourism alliance regional directory
- Find a local MarketSafe food safety certification course
Regional Agricultural Marketing Initiatives
Independent producer marketing campaigns and initiatives for South Coast. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. Farm Fresh Directory of Fraser Valley food producers and agricultural events.
- We Heart Local: Southwest B.C. Directory of local agricultural products, season schedules, recipes and farm events.
- Meet Your Maker: Vancouver / Fraser Valley Networking initiative for Lower Mainland food producers and food buyers.
Producer Organizations and Agricultural Institutes
Food Producer Alliances and Institutes
Local agricultural support organizations:
- Delta Farmers Institute
- Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust
- Farm Folk City Folk
- Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation
- Pemberton Farmers Institute
Sector-Specific Producer Organizations
Local producer organizations:
- B.C. Greenhouse Growers Association
- Fraser Valley Cole Crop Growers Association
- Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association
- Fraser Valley Peas and Bush Beans Growers’ Association
- Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association
- Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association
- Richmond Beekeepers Association
- United Flower Growers
- See all provincial producer organizers
Agricultural Advisory Committees
Agricultural Advisory Committees are groups of appointed local agricultural producers who help advise governments on policy, programs and regional issues.
Regional Business Development Organizations
Regional organizations offering support services to businesses in South Coast. For questions, contact the individual organizations..
Community Futures rural business advisory offices:
- North Fraser
- South Fraser
- Farm Credit Canada local offices Crown corporation providing agricultural financing services.
For more agricultural development plans and resources, see the regional Local Planning page.
Land and Tenures
Information on buying, selling or leasing farm or ranchland in B.C. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. Assessment regional offices Crown corporation providing independent property value assessment.
- Front Counter B.C. Start or manage an application for land tenures or other natural resources uses.
Educational resources and agricultural experience for youth in South Coast. For questions, contact the individual organizations.
- B.C. 4-H Clubs: Fraser Valley Youth-focused community agricultural club network.
- Young Agrarians B.C. events and resources for youth interested in agriculture.