What is Get Local?

Get Local is a community of BC food producers, businesses, and groups working together to promote eating locally in the Metro Vancouver area. Get Local offers education about the benefits of eating locally, a growing list of businesses that are producing and selling local food, and a wealth of other resources to help you “Get Local.”

Think “LOCAL” and “BC” first. Enjoy the bounty our province offers. Your consumer dollar can help create a healthy food system for British Columbia – now and for the future.

Visit our WHERE and HOW pages for more information. Check our News & Events page. Read about businesses on our Members Bios page. Work up an appetite and Get Local!

our goals:

  • to educate consumers in Metro Vancouver about the benefits of eating locally
  • direct consumers to businesses selling and serving local food in Metro Vancouver
  • work with business alliance members to increase their procurement of local foods
  • help create long-term systemic changes in consumer habits
  • work with government, businesses and other organizations to increase supply and distribution opportunities

Partners & Supporters:

Project Partners


FarmFolk CityFolk Society


Vancouver Farmers Markets

Planning Team Partners

Mile Diet Society
Biovia Organic Link Ltd.
Capers Community Markets
Junxion Strategy
C-Shore Communications Inc.
East End Food Cooperative
Green Table Network
The Organic Grocer

Supporters

Vancouver Foundation

Get Local Business Alliance

Special thanks to Hemlock Printers (OC4C Program), City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Public Library for their ongoing support in the printing & distribution of our educational rack cards.

We would also like to thank Coast Capital Savings, Vancity Community Foundation, Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association, Metro Vancouver Agricultural Advisory Committee, Whole Foods Capers Market, Tides Canada Foundation, Endswell Foundation, the Tweedledum Foundation, Junxion Strategies, C Shore Communications, City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs, CBS Outdoor, JCDeaux Street Furniture, and Chef Jeff VanGueest (Aurora Bistro) for their previous contributions towards this project.

Eat Local initiatives throughout British Columbia and Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Get Local Metro Vancouver
Eat Kamloops
Slow Food Vancouver
Vancouver Island Diet
Shuswap Food Action
BC’s Hwy 16 Region
Kootenay Food Directory
Creston Valley Food Action Coalition

ALBERTA
Dine Alberta
Slow Food Calgary

MANITOBA
100 Mile Manitoba

ONTARIO
Toronto:
Local Food Plus
Hamilton:
Hamilton Eat Local Project
Waterloo:
Food Link

QUEBEC
Aliments de Quebec

NOVA SCOTIA
Select Nova Scotia
Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia Buy Local Challenge

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Fresh from our Farms

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