Media Contacts

Dave Townsend

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7098
250 889-5945 (mobile)


Thank your local agrifoods producer this Thanksgiving

The following projects have received funding from the B.C. government’s Buy Local program.

First Food Enterprises Ltd (Little Creek Dressing):

$19,455 to develop information and promotion materials including product samples for potential consumers. The materials will highlight that Little Creek products are processed in B.C. by an Okanagan company with 20 years experience.

BC Fresh Vegetables (BCfresh):

$78,100 to increase consumer awareness that delicious produce items are grown in B.C. and available almost year-round. BCfresh is also working with the Canadian produce industry’s Half Your Plate Campaign to encourage British Columbians to feature locally grown vegetables on half their plate.

Tartine Tarts Inc:

$17,353 to increase sales in B.C. through in-store demos and in-store advertising. The company looks to build awareness of their products through an increased presence in major grocery chains and gourmet food speciality stores throughout the province.

Liberty Merchant Company (The Liberty Distillery):

$8,025 for social media advertising, consumer trade shows and in-store tastings to increase consumers knowledge on hand crafted local spirits and the quality taste that results from using B.C. grain.