Taste of Abbotsford Eat Local Event

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!


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On June 22nd 2016, we held the first inaugural Top Local Chef Competition and BBQ Event at Save-On-Foods Parallel Market. Check it out below.
Top Local Chef Competition

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.

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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:

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Local retailers re-circulate 45% compared to 17% for chains
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Local restaurants re-circulate 65% compared to 30% for chains
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Local suppliers (ex. office supplies) re-circulate 33% compared to 19% for 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:

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Local business owners live and provide jobs in your community.
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Local businesses provide more support for local events, sports teams and charities.
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Local businesses are more likely to buy local services and can stock local products.

Spending with a local business has ripple effects that contribute to the growth and health of Abbotsford.
All this and… local just tastes better!

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#LOCALABBY Social Media Competition

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.

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Taste of Abby – Top Local Chef

This will be fun! Come on out Wednesday June 22nd 4:30 pm

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First Ever Taste of Abby Event Launches in June

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 […]

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