Play favourites at the farmer’s market

Launched by the BC Agriculture Council and We Heart Local, the public is invited to choose their favourites

We Heart Local: A contest offers Shuswap residents a chance to nominate their favourite local growers and producers.

We Heart Local: A contest offers Shuswap residents a chance to nominate their favourite local growers and producers.

Launched by the BC Agriculture Council and We Heart Local, the public is invited to choose their favourites in the third annual We Heart Local Awards.

The awards include: Favourite Farmers’ Market, Favourite Store to Buy Local, Favourite Local Meat or Poultry Supplier, Favourite Local Seafood Supplier, Favourite Local Cheese Maker, Favourite Local Sweet Treat, Favourite Local Advocate, Favourite Local Winery, Favourite Local Brewery, Favourite Local Food Truck, Favourite Local U-Pick Farm, Favourite Local Orchard/Fruit Supplier, Favourite Local Restaurant or Chef, Favourite Local Florist or Nursery and Favourite Local Greenhouse or Veggie Grower.

The awards, whose nomination period runs until Sept. 6, highlight the most popular food and agriculture businesses and organizations across the province. Anyone living in B.C. can nominate one or more of their B.C. favourites in the categories listed by visiting www.weheartlocalawards.ca.

Voting is open Sept. 7 to Sept.14. Nominating and voting for your local B.C. favourites automatically enters you for a chance to win one of the weekly draws.