Maps show where to buy local food in the Southern Interior

Over 125 farms are represented in this years Buy Local! Buy Fresh! maps.
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Buy Local B.C. has released their latest maps of where you can find fresh, local produce in the Southern Interior.

It's the fifth year for the Okanagan Buy! Buy Fresh! map and the second annual issue of the Thompson-Shuswap map, according to a media release. With over 125 participants between the two maps, the regions' best produce is showcased.

The Thompson-Shuswap Map comprises of 28 farms and 20 other listings from Salmon Arm to Kamloops, east of Sicamous, west to Ashcroft and Lillooet, and north to Clearwater.

Over 25 local food businesses and 48 farms, located between Osoyoos, the Similkameen Valley and north to Armstrong, are highlighted in the Okanagan map.

The Okanagan Map was launched over the Canada Day long weekend at the Lake Country Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market and at the Vernon Farmer’s Market. The 2017 Thompson-Shuswap map will be released at the Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market on July 8.

“Being a part of the Lake Country and Vernon markets for the Canada 150 weekend was a wonderful way to show off this year’s new maps on the national holiday,” Buy Local B.C. founder and coordinator Shayne Wright says in the release. “We're also looking forward to our Thompson-Shuswap map launch this week in Kamloops.”

Visitor centres and hotels, along with participating businesses will have free copies of the maps.

Or you can go online and check out the Okanagan map here or the Thompson-Shuwap map here.

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