Proudly Local: Joining BC Buy Local

Posted on 11/29/2016 by Left Coast

We’re excited to announce that we are taking part in the BC Government’s Buy Local Program. Together we are partnering to promote local food.

What is the BC Buy Local Program?

The BC Government is investing 8 million in the BC Buy Local Program to support food security and local farmers, processors and manufacturers such as ourselves. The goal is to build the market for B.C.’s amazing local foods.

Our Local Story

We’ve been part of the local food scene for twenty years. Back in 1996, our co-founders Ian Walker and Jason Dorland started making natural nut butters and selling them on weekends at Vancouver’s Granville Island Market. We’ve been making snacks and granolas locally ever since.

Ian Walk and Jason Dorland - alternative in the begining

Co-founders Jason Dorland (left) and Ian Walker (right).

Our organic Hippie Foods are made right here in Burnaby, BC.

20160425_1723 New Hippie Granola Pic EDITED

snacking-stir-fry-hippie-garden-chips HF Garden Chips packaging trio_hi res

We’re proud of the diverse, world-class foods BC produces and are grateful for the support of BC Buy Local. Through initiatives like this, we can do our part to help the industry grow and become more sustainable.

Over the next while you’ll see more locally themed content from us as we want to get the word out about why local is so important. Keep an eye out for this hashtag and support local! #BCBuyLocal

This project is supported by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the Government of British Columbia.

1 Comment

  1. Amy Robinson

    Awesome to see. Looking forward to hearing more about your partnership.

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