Media Contacts

Jillian Milne

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
778 676-4460

Cheryl Davie

BC Chicken Marketing Board
604 859-2868

Lucy Johannsohn

Nutriva Group | Vitala Foods | EcoDairy
604 217-6128

George Petkov

Petkov Kiwi Production
604 961-3073


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

BC Chicken Marketing Board:

$93,466.42 to increase the demand for B.C. chicken through designing advertising materials, a social media campaign and radio and billboard ads to promote B.C. chicken; in store demos, contests and creating a blog about chicken farmers to help increase awareness and sales of locally grown chicken.

Vitala Foods:

$55,691.00 to grow brand awareness and increase sales by 20% of Vitala eggs, yogurt and milk through activities such as vehicle wrap, tradeshow and event participation, advertising, in store demos and promotions.

Petkov Kiwi Productions:

$8,895.00 to expand the market share and increase overall sales by approximately 20% by creating marketing materials to promote and advertise, launch a social media campaign and participate at events and tradeshows.