Media Contacts

Jill Milne

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


Approved projects receive funding

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

Artisan Farmers’ Markets, Burnaby:

  • $8,007.50 to increase attendance at farmers’ market, especially families with children through social media, website upgrades, promotional materials, packaging, advertising and media exposure.

Coquitlam Farmers’ Market Society, Coquitlam:

  • $7,830 to increase sales of B.C. produce and agrifood products by attracting more consumers to the famers’ market through developing advertising, social media campaign, updates to the website and creating promotional materials.

Lepp Farm Market Inc., Abbotsford:

  • $25,200 to increase sales of local products and grow customer base by increasing the traffic to the market using promotional materials, advertising, social media campaign and updating the company website.

Royal City Farmers’ Market Association, New Westminster:

  • $6,017.50 to increase sales by promoting the market as a destination for weekly grocery shopping through social media and website upgrades.

Salt Spring Community Market Society, Salt Spring Island:

  • $5,000 to promote weekly market to Salt Spring residents and increase farm-gate sales using promotional materials, advertising, social media campaigns and new signage.

Tofino Public Market Society, Tofino:

  • $5,000 to increase revenue and visitors to the market by developing marketing materials and product labels, in-store demos and updating website.