Media Contacts

Jill Milne

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

Hon’s Wun Tun House

Ray Leung
604 688-0871

Big Mountain Foods

Jasmine Chamberland
604 325-7853

Mario’s Gelati

Elizabeth Chambers
604 879-9411

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Heather O’Hara
604 734-9797

Bittered Sling

Jonathan Chovancek

Tartine Tarts

Geraldine Pelletier
604 327-8278

Pastiche Food and Concepts

Chashma Heinze
778 318-6406

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets

Roberta LaQuaglia
604 879-3276

Wize Monkey

Arnaud Petitvallet
604 396-2213

The Good Stuff

Michael Steele
604 725-3950


Buy Local funding details

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

Hon’s Wun Tun House:
$75,000 to increase year-end revenue with in-store sampling, recipe cards and updating the company website.

Big Mountain Foods:
$61,960 to increase sales by updating the company website, launching a social media campaign and participating in expos and tradeshows.

Mario’s Gelati Ltd.:
$57,475 to increase local sales with a marketing campaign, creating Buy B.C. branded flyers, new signs for the storefront, digital advertising and social media promotion.

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets:
$23,273 to increase sales at farmers' markets and grow social media audience with TV and radio advertising, launching a social-media campaign and developing news releases for media.

Bittered Sling:
$12,637 to increase sales with retail tastings, e-newsletters and media releases and offering tips on how to use products in cocktails and culinary recipes.

Tartine Tarts Inc.:
$11,536 to increase sales and awareness of product in the market through product launch demos, flyer and in-store advertising and merchandising materials.

Pastiche Food & Concepts Inc.:
$9,515 to increase sales in grocery stores and farmers' markets with advertising, in-store promotions, updating the company’s website and sampling.

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets:
$9,300 to increase sales of Asian crops at three target market locations by launching “Local Food – Global Flavour” campaign to engage both conventional and social media in new ways to highlight B.C.-grown Asian crops.

Wize Monkey:
$5,000 to increase sales and pre-orders by attending trade shows, developing promotional materials and advertising on social and digital media.

The Good Stuff:
$5,000 to increase sales and consumer understanding of how choosing local ingredients benefits health through video and digital advertising.