Connecting BC Farmers and BC Restaurants

March 25, 2019

Did you know 98% of BC Farms are family owned and operated?


British Columbian farmers have a competitive advantage over many other jurisdictions because of its worldwide reputation for producing safe, high-quality and high-value food products. Our Buy BC: Eat Drink Local campaign connects our world-class restaurant and culinary scenes with the engine that drives them – the farmers that bring the uniquely BC groceries, wines, beers and spirits to the kitchen.


Why connect farmers and chefs? Because farmers grow, harvest and produce high quality products – and chefs bring creativity and great taste to preparing and presenting them for customers every day. We want BC diners to have more memorable dining experiences to taste the difference that BC makes on the plate!


Some facts about B.C. Agriculture:

  • B.C. has the most diverse agrifoods industry in Canada, producing more than 200 agriculture commodities and 100 seafood species.
  • Agrifoods currently employ over 61,100 people.
  • The Province has more than 2,800 food-processing businesses, producing a variety of foods and beverages ranging from fruit juices and artisan beers to specialty pet foods and wild botanicals.
  • B.C. exports over $3.9 billion in agrifood and seafood products to 157 countries worldwide in 2017.

BC’s farms are an essential part of your life: from the ingredients in your lunchtime salad to the eggs in the cake you bake, your table connects to BC farms every day.

We hope that Buy BC: Eat Drink Local will renew your appreciation for the folks who produce your food and will help you get to know your BC farms through the great tastes prepared by BC Restaurants and Chefs!

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