Buying B.C. brings family and friends together to celebrate nutritious meals from our very own backyard, while supporting local 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.
Purchasing B.C. food and beverages supports local jobs across the province and helps communities to grow and prosper.
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: