Share Your BC Farmer’s Market Photos For A Chance To Win!

Freshly-baked bread, an endless assortment of artisanal cheeses, and baskets overflowing with rainbows of fresh fruits and veggies. Food doesn’t get much fresher than the selections available at a local farmer’s market. Strolling from table to table, tasting fresh ingredients, filling your shopping basket with farm-grown foods, and taking home a trinket made by a local artist is a great way to pass the time on a summer afternoon.

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But shopping fresh, locally-grown ingredients isn’t just a fun weekend pastime, it supports our local economy, and that’s more important than many may realize.

“Supporting BC farmers and sustaining our local food supply means ensuring we have land to farm and fresh food to eat. It’s a way to nurture the places we live and visit.” – BCAFM

The BC Association of Farmer’s Markets (BCAFM) is on a mission to support local food suppliers and raise awareness for the importance of supporting local businesses, and in doing so, they’ve launched a fun summer photo campaign!

From now until August 18, 2017, share a photo you’ve snapped at one of the 145+ local farmer’s markets in and around the province, tag the location, and use the hash tag #BCFarmersMarketRoadTrip for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree at a BC farmer’s market. Each week, a winner will be selected, and they can shop the goods at their favourite farmer’s market – on the BCAFM!

For more on how to enter, check out their contest page, visit the BCAFM website, or click on the image below.


Choices $25,000 Giveaway!

Choices Markets, which originated in BC and is still BC owned and operated, is turning 25 years old! In the Lower Mainland, we’re all familiar with the grocer’s wide selection of organic and natural foods. Choices is also known for great educational classes that are designed to educate shoppers about nutrition and awareness of the quality of food we feed our families. To celebrate their momentous anniversary, Choices will be giving away $25,000 to one lucky shopper, amongst several other great prizes. Enter in stores each time you visit a Choices market, and not only will you be entered for the grand price in December, but you may just win one of the many other prizes being given out over the next few months, including gift cards, money, washing machines and much more. Don’t miss your chance to win big, and pick up some organic apples while you’re at it!


UPDATE!! PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this contest, you MUST follow BOTH @wcfmag and @HarrisonResort on Twitter, AND “Like” the Harrison Resort Facebook Page ( Contest entries that do not follow these steps will be ineligible to enter!

WestCoast Families has teamed up with Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, one of B.C.’s top vacation escapes, to offer one lucky online reader a fabulous Spring Break getaway for the whole family at Harrison Hot Springs Resort!

WIN! The Following Family Prize Package (Over $400 in value!):

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast for 4 each morning in the Lakeside Café
  • In-room pizza and movie one evening
  • Unlimited family fun in the hot springs pools

AVAILABLE DATES: March 20 – 24, March 27 – 31, April 4 – 8, April 17 – 21, 2011.


  1. Make sure to “Like” the Harrison Resort Facebook page ( and follow @HarrisonResort and @wcfmag on Twitter.
  2. Then post a comment within this post, listing your top THREE favourite activities for kids in Harrison Hot Springs! MAKE SURE to include your Twitter and Facebook identity, so that we confirm that you have followed Step 1.
  3. If you prefer for your Twitter/Facebook identity to remain private, please forward this info to and it will not be published on our blog.

(Hint: Ideas on child-friendly activities in Harrison Hot Springs can be found on Harrison’s Resort Facebook page and Twitter profile, so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for a little inspiration!)

CONTEST DEADLINE: March 17, 2011 at 11:59pm.

To learn more about Harrison Hot Springs Resorts, visit their website at