We ♥ Local Awards

- ByKirstin Richter

We are so excited to be working on the first-ever We ♥ Local Awards, celebrating local food and agriculture across BC (and presented by the fabulous folks at Buy Local. Eat Natural.). Nominations are open now, and voting kicks off next week… and there are some fantastic prizes to be won!
Here’s the lowdown:

  • Nominations are open until July 15th, 2013. Anyone living in BC can nominate one or more favourites in the categories listed below.
  • Voting will be open July 16-August 5th, 2013. Anyone living in BC can vote for their favourite nominees in the categories listed below by visiting the contest.
  • Why nominate and vote? All voters and nominators are automatically included into a prize draw, for a chance to win 1 of 20 $100 gift cards to their local Farmers Market, as well as the deluxe prize: a weekend wine getaway in the Okanagan.

There are 15 categories:

Favourite Store to Buy Local
Favourite BC Farmers Market
Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier
Favourite Local Seafood Supplier
Favourite Local Cheese Maker
Favourite Local Sweet Treat
Favourite Local Advocate
Favourite Local Winery
Favourite Local Brewery
Favourite Local Food Truck
Favourite Local U-Pick Farm
Favourite Local Orchard/Fruit Supplier
Favourite Local Restaurant or Café
Favourite Local Chef
Favourite Local Florist or Greenhouse

For more info or to nominate or vote for your favourite local producer, visit: https://www.facebook.com/buylocaleatnatural/app_448952861833126