Discover the Benefits of Buying BC

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.

Buying BC is fresher

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.

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Buying BC benefits the local economy

Purchasing B.C. food and beverages supports local jobs across the province and helps communities to grow and prosper.

Buying BC is better for the environment

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.

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Buying BC is an investment in the future

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.

How to Buy BC?

Here are five simple steps you can take to choose local every day:

  1. Look for the Buy BC symbol when shopping at your local grocery store.
  2. Shop at farmers’ markets.
  3. Visit farms, on-farm markets and local food producers in your community.
  4. Choose B.C. food and beverages at restaurants.
  5. Serve B.C. foods every day, get inspired with delicious recipes featuring local ingredients.