Buy Local BC is very pleased to announce the arrival of the first ever 2016 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Thompson Shuswap Map, and the new 4th Annual 2016 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Okanagan Map, your year-round map and guide to local food.

The latest Okanagan map features 75 participants, including 48 farms between Osoyoos, the Similkameen, and Armstrong, as well as over 25 local food businesses, events and services. The first annual Thompson Shuswap map showcases 50 participants, including 25 farms and over 20 other listings from Kamloops to Salmon Arm, east to Sicamous, west to Ashcroft, and north to Clearwater. Together, these maps present some of our region’s very best locally produced food and drinks.

The 2016 Okanagan map officially launches at Vernon Farmers’ Market on July 7. The inaugural Thompson Shuswap map launches Wednesday evening July 13th at Shuswap Farm & Craft Market in downtown Salmon Arm, and Saturday morning July 16th downtown at Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market. Free copies of the maps are also available at most visitor centres and hotels, and at many participating businesses throughout the Okanagan Valley, the Thompson Valleys, and the Shuswap.

"After a great day showing this year's Okanagan map for our traditional opening in Vernon, we're very excited to launch our first Thompson Shuswap edition in Kamloops & Salmon Arm where support for the new campaign has been amazing," explains Buy Local BC founder and coordinator Shayne Wright. For more information, locations to pick up printed maps, and to view the online listings, visit