Buy Local Funding To Promote B.C.’s Greenhouse Vegetables

DELTA – The BC Greenhouse Growers' Association is receiving $100,000 in Buy Local program funding to help British Columbians identify local, greenhouse-grown cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and eggplants and the benefits of supporting B.C. growers.

The association is preparing to launch a Spring 2014 campaign to increase consumer awareness about the quality, range and flavours of their products. B.C.'s greenhouse vegetables are grown in Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan, and are available almost year-round.

In 2012, the province's greenhouse growers generated more than $240 million in total farm cash receipts with greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers accounting for 98 per cent of those receipts.

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