BCLocalRoot.ca's mission is to engage and empower our communities to choose an economic and food secure future by purchasing BC only food and beverage products.
Good to Grow, created in 2011, is a teaching, coaching, mentoring, and industry event company working to support local BC producers and processors to introduce and grow their brands in multiple market channels. The Company works with BC food and beverage brands in all stages of business: Seed (start-up), Sprout (emerging) and Growth (expansion).
The devastation that transpired as a result of COVID-19 created both a challenge and an opportunity for our local food community. It severely impacted small producers and processors sales due to the closure of farmers’ markets, restaurants, and food trucks as well as halted any new grocery listings. The pandemic also highlighted our reliance on imported products as shelves were left empty due to disruptions in the global supply chains.
In an effort to support local food security and celebrate all BC has to offer, Good to Grow reached out to local producers and processors and created an on-line grocery platform for BC ONLY food and beverage products called BCLocalRoot.ca. As a trusted mentor and educator within the BC food and beverage arena, it was a natural progression for Good to Grow to expand its role supporting BC brands and create a place for food producers and processors to sell their products.
To be the number one source for BC food and beverage products.
To be the leader in creating connections between consumers and their food.
To be a positive force within the BC economy by recirculating dollars in the province.