The 2nd annual Taste of Abby Week will be held from May 28th to June 3rd 2017. Join us for special offers at local restaurants and grocers as well as food-focussed community events celebrating local producers.
Taste of Abby Participation
The City of Abbotsford Economic Development team is in the midst of organizing this year’s Taste of Abby event. We invite you and your business to be a part of this week long promotion and celebration of local food production. As Abbotsford is the agriculture capital of Canada, the City of Abbotsford Economic Development seeks to support growth in the agricultural sector as well as showcase the diversity of production in our community. The Taste of Abby initiative focuses on buying local and promoting our local gems, like you!
Taste of Abby is meant to feature you – and what you do in Abbotsford. Download the Taste of Abby Participation form to be a part of the celebration!
The City of Abbotsford is the agriculture capital of Canada. Gross farm receipts are 3 times those of Ontario’s Niagara region, which is Canada’s second most productive agricultural area.
City of Abbotsford Economic Development seeks to support growth in the agricultural sector as well as showcase the diversity of production in our community.
Local businesses strengthen communities, build resilience and foster innovation. They create good jobs, support local charities, contribute significantly to our tax base and re-circulate the dollars they make many times locally by using other local businesses as suppliers for marketing, financial, legal and other services. (LOCO BC)
They re-circulate 2.6 times more revenue in the local economy as chains:
For every $100 spent with a BC local business, $46 is re-circulated back into our BC economy (vs $18 for multi nationals). This is because locally owned businesses circulate more dollars in the community compared to multinational organizations:
Spending with a local business has ripple effects that contribute to the growth and health of Abbotsford.
All this and… local just tastes better!
From June 19-26th you can participate in Taste of Abby Week. Take a photo at one of the partner businesses and tweet/instagram with #localabby to win some cool prizes.
From June 19th – 26th 2016 Abbotsford will see its first-ever Taste of Abby Week. Join us for special offers at local restaurants and grocers as well as food-focussed community events celebrating local producers. You can download the PDF for information on who is participating but you can also stay tuned in to our website […]