We Heart Local

We Heart Local
BC Agriculture Council

BC Agriculture Council

September 17, 2015 11:00 ET

Meet the 2015 We Heart Local Awards Winners

The votes are in! Meet the winners of the third annual, province-wide We Heart Local Awards.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2015) - BC Agriculture Council and We Heart Local are excited to announce the winners of the third annual We Heart Local Awards.

A big congratulations to BC's favourites!

Favourite Farmers' Market: Esquimalt Farmers Market

Favourite Store to Buy Local: Nature's Pickin's

Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier: Havesome Hogs

Favourite Local Seafood Supplier: Bruce's Country Market

Favourite Local Cheese Maker: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Favourite Local Sweet Treat: Reddy Made Cakes & Supplies

Favourite Local Advocate: Miche Warwick

Favourite Local Winery: Emerald Coast Vineyards

Favourite Local Brewery: Rossland Beer Company

Favourite Local Food Truck: Hotties Foods

Favourite Local U-Pick Farm: Willow View Farms

Favorite Local Orchard/Fruit Supplier: Yellow Point Cranberries

Favourite Local Chef or Restaurant/Cafe: Bluhouse Market & Cafe

Favourite Local Florist or Nursery: The Bloom Bloom Room

Favourite Local Greenhouse or Veggie Grower: Farmship Growers Cooperative

Best in Show: Reddy Made Cakes & Supplies

The We Heart Local Awards is a partnership between the BC Agriculture Council, Taku Resort & Marina, BC Dairy Association, Wine BC, BC Association of Farmers' Markets, LOCO BC, BC Restaurants and Foodservices Association, Tourism Vancouver and Edible Vancouver & Wine Country Magazine.

Here are some of the highlights of the 2015 We Heart Local Awards:

  • This year's We Heart Local Awards garnered 286 nominees across 15 categories, receiving nearly 15,000 votes.
  • There were 24,500 visits to the www.weheartlocalawards.ca site to nominate, vote, and learn about the 3rd annual We Heart Local Awards.
  • Five weekly prize draws ($100 VQA BC gift cards) were awarded each week to five randomly-drawn participants who voted and /or nominated for their local BC favourites.
  • The Grand prize, a luxurious three-night stay at Taku Resort and Marina for two, valued at over $2000, has been awarded to our lucky winner!

Thank you to all our contest participants for the local love.

We Heart Local is a not-for-profit community forum that aims to promote and bring together BC's local food products, growers and producers. We Heart Local is supported by the BC Agriculture Council and sustained by thousands of passionate local food enthusiasts, like yourself! Join us here: www.weheartlocalbc.ca.

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