Buying B.C. celebrates nutritious meals grown from our very own backyard, while supporting local farmers and producers, communities and the environment at the same time.
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 mean fresher and tastier food.
Buying B.C. food and beverages keeps people and our economy working. Local farmers and producers bring you the fresh, healthy and nutritious food you put on the table. When you Buy BC you support the growth of local jobs and stronger communities across the province.
Local food doesn’t have to travel as far to arrive on your plate, which reduces your carbon footprint. It also helps to maintain B.C. farmland and green space in your community.
Supporting B.C. food producers today helps to ensure local food is available in your communities tomorrow. A sustainable food supply creates more affordable, nutritious, high-quality food for the future.
Here are five simple steps you can take to choose local every day: