Online Marketplaces for Farmers and Food Producers in BC

Posted by Hailey Troock on December 04, 2020

Are you an enterprising farmer or food producer looking for more ways to sell your locally-made products online, to your community and beyond? Read on!

In other blog posts, we cover general ecommerce tricks, tips and tools and small farm software tools for farmers and food producers. These resources are helpful for anyone in and outside of BC!

In BC, multiple online platforms, directories and marketplaces where farmers and food producers (and other businesses!) can sell their fare have popped up in the last year to address increased demands for buying local, including healthy food. This post features two of the most popular that are free to register for and sell your products through!

If you’re outside of BC, you can still browse BC-made products to purchase online, many products are shipped across Canada and internationally. Likely you also have versions these kinds of marketplaces where you are and a quick online search may provide some fruitful results!

MARKETPLACE BC
Website: https://marketplacebc.ca/

With 1510 businesses listed and counting, this site is a growing market for food producers. Check out this page for agricultural businesses already listed in the marketplace!

The initiative is run by Small Business BC to support and increase sales to local businesses across BC. The Online Holiday Gift Guide launched December 1st.

Contact hello@marketplacebc.ca to submit your business.

SUPPORT LOCAL BC
Website: https://supportlocalbc.com/

There is no fee to submit your business because the initiative has been put together and is managed by organizations that aren’t seeking profit. The site allows visitors to shop by community!

The site offers vendors the opportunity to sell gift cards. Gift cards are great for increasing sales of your products online, especially during the holidays.

You can submit your business through this link.

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Looking for land for your farm business? Find out how you can share or access land through the B.C. Land Matching Program here!

Photos courtesy of Burst.

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