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Where’s the beef from?

By: Jessica Wallace

First, choose whether you’re looking for a store, a restaurant or both.

Then, choose a protein — beef, lamb, pork, bison, chicken, turkey, duck, etc.

Finally, locate vendors that sell meat produced within British Columbia.

The B.C. Meats phone app was launched at the Eat! Vancouver food and cooking show earlier this summer and is free for use by Apple and Android users.

Gillian Watt, programs manager of B.C. Meats for B.C. Markets, said the group created it because of consumer feedback.

“The question that kept coming up again and again is, ‘Where can we buy local meats?’” she said.

With about 500 businesses throughout the provinces listed so far, it is intended for those who would choose to purchase local meat in the grocery store or at a restaurant, but who may not know where to do so.

“This phone app connects them,” Watt said.

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