There’s never been a more important time to shop local and Buy BC, whether it’s supporting local farmers and food producers, to helping the environment. Here’s our top five reasons why you should Buy BC food and beverage products.

  1. To support local farmers and food producers. When you Buy BC, you support the people who grow our finest fruits and veggies, make your favourite food and beverage products, bring us fresh seafood and so much more!
  1. To support the local economy. When you Buy BC, you’re supporting our economy, local food security and the growth of local jobs. Research shows that B.C. local businesses create more than double the economic impact of their chain competitors. For every $100 spent with a B.C. business, $63 is re-circulated back into our B.C. economy, versus $14 for multinational corporations.
  2. To eat fresh. Food that is grown and raised in B.C. is usually selected at the peak of its freshness. Shorter times for food to travel from farms to your table means fresher and tastier food.
  1. To help the environment. Local food doesn’t have to travel as far to arrive on your plate, which reduces its carbon footprint. It also helps maintain farmland and green space in your community.
  2. To invest in our future. Supporting B.C. food producers today helps ensure local food is available in your community tomorrow.

Look for the Buy BC logo on your favourite local products. When you see the Buy BC logo, you know the product was grown, raised or made right here in B.C.

Look for the Buy BC logo at a farmers’ market or grocery store near you!