BuyLocalNB

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Buy Local NB may be one of CCNB’s most popular, widely taken up campaigns, with our fiddlehead logo stuck to about 1 in 5 car trunks that pass by!  We released our first online food directory shortly after.  Well known local foodies and chefs began to use it to source their products and ingredients.  We know you’ve missed it, because we get emails and calls and social media messages on a weekly basis asking where it is and when it will be back.

Now it’s back!  Better than ever. And we hope that it will grow.  We know there are many many more farms and products out there that are still missing from our inventory. We hope that you will spread the word and share the opportunity for farmers, value-added food entrepreneurs, farmers markets, local grocers and restaurants to be a part of it.This project was made possible with generous financial support from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and private contributions.

We now have the ability to provide the residents of – and visitors to – New Brunswick, a dynamic tool to promote local products and encourage local buying. Ginger Designs in Fredericton created a crisp and functional new searchable database of local food producers and businesses (pictured above). With help from many of our colleagues and partners such as the Agricultural Alliance, National Farmers Union NB, The Food Security Action Network and others, buylocalnb.ca is the place to go to meet your farmer, find local foods, and retailers selling locally grown and made products.

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If you are a farmer or retailer of locally grown or crafted products and would like to be added to our database, you can add your details directly on the new site by going to “Add  your Business” tab. You can also email homegrown@conservationcouncil.ca, call us at 506.458.8747 or visit us at 180 St. John Street, Fredericton, NB.  Please join us on Facebook or Twitter to be a part of the local food movement!Buy Local NB Bumper StickersHelp the Conservation Council of New Brunswick fund the Buy Local NB project and show off your love of buying local! For a minimum donation of $5 (shipping included), you will receive the newly designed Buy Local NB bumper sticker to display proudly. Made of high-quality all-weather material, the stickers are resistant to fade and can be used in a range of applications. Place them on your car or in your place of business – it’s up to you!

If you are a business that would like to sign up to be a distributor of Buy Local NB merchandise, or an individual that would like to place a bulk order, please email homegrown@conservationcouncil.ca to make arrangements.

The goal of creating and distributing these stickers is to help spread the message of buying local in New Brunswick. For a sticker in English, click the Donate button. For a French language sticker, click Fair un don. Thank you for your support!


Looking to donate and pick up your bumper sticker in person? Click the ‘Order Here’ button below and we’ll contact you when your order is ready!

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Many thanks to our generous BuyLocal NB partners and sponsors!

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The more food we source locally, the less it has to travel which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and your carbon footprint.  Food purchased and produced in New Brunswick also helps to stimulate our local economy and contribute to better food security.  We believe that once you begin buying locally, tasting the food’s freshness and meeting the people behind the food, buying locally will soon become a way of life!

Join the discussion in our growing Buy Local NB online community 

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