People’s Choice Awards looking for nominations

It's all about local food - to nominate, vote and get more information visit www.weheartlocalawards.ca

  • Aug. 18, 2015 7:00 a.m.

If you love local food, now’s your chance to help promote it.

The third annual B.C. We Heart Local people’s choice awards are looking for nominations in 15 categories including areas like favourite farmers’ market, favourite local meat or poultry supplier and favourite local chef or restaurant/cafe.

Last year the online awards received close to 350 nominees and almost 40,000 votes.

“The We Heart Local Awards gives people in B.C. a valuable platform to spread the word about the local products and food businesses they love,” said Doug Smith, operations manager at Natural Pastures Cheese Company, voted Favourite Local Cheese Maker last year.

Anyone in B.C. can participate by nominating or voting for a favourite and organizers say it is a great way to showcase the local foodie community.

“From farm to table, it takes an entire community to grow local agriculture,” said Lorne Hunter, board director, B.C. Agriculture Council which organizes the awards with the B.C. Dairy Association and many passionate food groups and enthusiasts.

Anyone living in B.C. can nominate one or more of their B.C. favourites between Aug. 17 and Sept. 6 with voting open Sept. 7-14.

Nominating and voting automatically enters you for a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards to your local B.C. VQA store and a grand prize, luxurious three-night stay for two at Taku Resort and Marina with a choice of a cooking course, valued at $1,800.

To nominate, vote and get more information visit www.weheartlocalawards.ca.

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