At the height of the harvest season and just before Thanksgiving, we released our new BuyLocalNB™ smartphone app!
Our user-friendly app helps you find delicious and wholesome locally-grown meats and alternatives, fruits, vegetables, grain products and more — all grown or produced right here in New Brunswick!
But it’s not just for local food! Looking for furniture with that authentic, hand-carved feel? Or are you on the look-out for a thoughtful gift idea, like the perfect hand-made artisanal craft? Maybe you want environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies or soaps? The BuyLocalNB™ directory has it all, and our new smartphone app puts everything right at your fingertips.
We also want to help you experience the local food economy through our smartphone app. Use the ‘Visit a Farm’ feature to find a local producer near you — maybe a sugar shack, apple orchard or dairy farm — and arrange a first-hand look at what they do to provide our families with fresh, wholesome, local products. You’ll also find the dozens of farmers markets and local markets adding life and vibrancy to our communities.
The BuyLocalNB™ initiative launched at the Conservation Council in 2009. In 2011, we developed an online local food directory that became and instant favourite of local foodies, with chefs and retailers using our directory to source their products and ingredients.
We revamped our online food directory last fall, adding a user-friendly searchable database of local growers, producers and retailers.
Today, the online directory and complementary smarthphone app feature more than 280 local farmers, craftspeople and businesses, with more becoming listed each day!
The BuyLocalNB™ app is currently available as an Android download. It will be available in iOS soon. (Are you an iOS user who is anxious to try out our new app? Check out the directory at buylocalnb.ca for a preview of what the app can do!)
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Why should you shop local with our new BuyLocalNB™ app? Easy! Supporting local food:
- Supports the provincial economy and the family farm;
- Keeps N.B. money in N.B. communities by circulating our food dollars locally;
- Protects the environment by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation;
- Strengthens our communities by letting New Brunswickers get to know their local farmers and learn about where their food comes from; and
- Proactively increases our public health by providing better access to healthy nutritious food