Registration for the 5th Annual 2017 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Okanagan map is now open until March 31, 2017. To receive information about this new map, please feel welcome to contact us. Let us know your ideas for further developing this project!
The 2017 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Okanagan map will be a full colour fold-out print map that folds to a brochure rack size. A complementary website listing is included with the 2017 print edition. The 2017 map once again covers all of the region from Armstrong in the north to Osoyoos and the Similkameen in the South.
The map shows farms and advertisers linked to sponsor ads around the frame and to full farm listings on reverse. Farm listings are organized by both location and by main product category. 10,000 copies of the map are distributed free of charge each year throughout the Okanagan Valley at Visitor Centres, at participating farms and sponsors, and at hotels and other locations convenient to both tourists and residents.
The online farm listings here on buylocalbc.org include detailed versions of the listings from the printed map, searchable by product and location. An online listing is included in the registration fee for the printed map.
Testimonials from our participants:: "We're starting to build new customers and we really did notice this year that the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! pamphlet was helpful to draw some new customers to the farm. I think that was a real positive and we'll look forward to participating in future years. It was nice to see new people and especially more tourists stopping by the farm as they drive through the Okanagan, and so that's been a good thing for us - we're always looking to expand our clientele. We're fairly new in the business still--this is the third year of us owning the orchard--so it's good to see new people coming out, and I'm excited by the upsurge of people that are interested in local again. There have been alot of local families that are stopping in to the farm looking for fruit for their kids for school lunches, and that's a good thing!"
Claremont Ranch Organics
More testimonials at far right.