The Lower Mainland: hub of farming in B.C.

Pitt Meadows, B.C.Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District account for 1.7% of the total area of British Columbia, and 59% of the province’s population. The Lower Mainland is known for its large institutions and private companies; the value of farming to the area is less obvious.

BC Farm cash receipts, 2010, from Canada censusIn fact, farms in Fraseropolis collect 65 per cent of farm cash receipts in B.C. The provincial total is reported at $2.936 billion for 2010. This is from a bulletin on agriculture   recently posted by the Metro Vancouver authority, based on the 2011 federal census. Continue reading