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Buy Local: Farming is in Our Roots

Here in the Township of Langley, you could say we're a little spoiled. We've got dairy farms, berry farms, multi-generational farms, beef and poultry farms, an alpaca farm, and more. We've got wineries, cideries, and breweries, coffee roasters, and then some.

With more than 78 per cent of Township land in the Agricultural Reserve, farming is more than just a significant part of our economy – it's in our roots.

That's why buying local makes sense here and now more than ever. Not only does locally grown food taste better, it supports the very people of our own community.

"For every $100 a consumer chooses to spend at a local business, $46 is recirculated back into the local economy," said Val Gafka, the Township's Senior Manager of Corporate Administration.

Buying local also minimizes the carbon footprint that is created in order to get the food from the farm to your table. As well, there is the hometown pride with knowing that your local food was grown practically in your own backyard.

The Township has collaborated with LOCO BC, a not-for-profit local business alliance, along with business organizations in the Township to promote shopping locally in the Township. If your business would like to get involved in our Buy Local campaign, email buylocal@tol.ca. To see what other businesses have collaborated with LOCO BC, visit locobc.com