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The B.C. Government’s Buy Local Program
The government of British Columbia is investing $2 million to help B.C. producers and processors promote local foods. The funding supports local businesses and organizations launch or expand their marketing campaigns, and allows B.C.’s diverse food industry to use customized promotions specific to their market and needs.
Eligible organizations include associations, cooperatives, marketing boards, Aboriginal groups, businesses and non-profit organizations. Projects could include in-store promotions, social media or web campaigns, traditional advertising and on-product labelling.
The application criteria and forms are available here.
Building the local market for B.C. foods is a key commitment of government’s Agrifoods Strategy, a component of the B.C. Jobs Plan, to lead the agrifoods sector growth into a $14-billion-a-year industry by 2017.
- 'Buy Local' funding supports Hardbite from seed to chip
- 'Buy local' funds on its way to Pitt Meadows family farm
- All signs point to more customers at Vernon Farmers' Market
- Vancouver Island winery transforms local blackberries and honey
- 'Buy Local' program raises a glass to BC Wine Institute
- Coastal "Buy Local" campaign delivers organic message
- Farm To Table program connects farmers and chefs to serve local foods
- 'Born in BC. Raised in the Okanagan' apples receive Buy Local funds
- Tracing seafood from ocean to plate
- Buy Local funding promotes sustainable B.C. shellfish
- Port Alberni cookbook a recipe for success with Buy Local funds
- The real story on how B.C. chicken is produced
- Funding will increase brand awareness for B.C. grown potatoes
- B.C. cranberries promoted as holiday and everyday food
- “Buy local” programs coming to communities across B.C
- BC food producers welcome $2-million "buy local" campaign