Good to Grow’s 5th annual From The Ground Up Trade Show is back on May 18, 2023 in the PNE Forum, Vancouver!

From the Ground Up is the only 100% B.C. trade show connecting our local brands to multiple market channels. Our 2022 show was a fantastic success as we expanded from 37 exhibitors to 60+ exhibitors. Join us as an exhibitor or attendee this year for an even bigger show!

Please join us on May 18, 2023 if you are a:

  • buyer or meal planner for retail, food service, or institutional food service;
  • chef or restauranteur;
  • distributor;
  • food service provider;
  • broker;
  • investor;
  • supplier;
  • service provider;
  • media focused on all things food, beverage, and local;
  • or not-for-profit or charity in the food industry

Exhibitors are companies with products grown, made, or packed in B.C. and include new, emerging, and established B.C. food and beverage companies to ensure there is something for everybody! From the newest local brands to established companies that have been in the family for generations and every stage in between. We understand each market channel has different needs.

Awards for “Outstanding New Product” are announced from 5-530pm. Don’t forget to vote before you go and if you like join us as we announce the winners and enjoy some local beverages.

Your ticket includes all day parking and one drink ticket for the after party.


  • Primary Industry Admission ($30): Buyers for retail, food service, or institutional food service; menu planners; chefs; distributors, brokers, food service providers, and investors of food & beverage companies.
  • Suppliers Admission ($100): Suppliers of ingredients, packaging, labelling, equipment/machinery etc.
  • Services & Consultants Admission ($100): Consultants, financial services, marketing, branding agencies, designers, demos and merchandising etc.
  • Not-For-Profit & Industry Association Admission ($30): Not-for-profit organization or charity in the food and beverage industry.
  • Food & Beverage Company Admission ($100): B.C. food and beverage company that would like to walk the show floor.
  • Media Pass (Complimentary): This ticket is for media within the food and beverage industry.

*Please select the appropriate ticket option. Sales will be reviewed prior to the event and we will reach out with any questions or concerns.*


Testimonials from Past Attendees

“The show was definitely worthwhile. We came away with numerous ideas, better
educated, and motivated to build our local offerings in the campuses we operate. I
believe we have connected with over a dozen vendors from the show. We’re looking
forward to next year’s bigger and better show.”

Chartwells BC
“From The Ground Up was filled with a comprehensive and valuable variety of local vendors for future business partnership consideration for Fresh Prep, many of which we may not have made contact with without the From The Ground Up Trade Show. We walked away with several new contacts and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Fresh Prep

“I have been to From The Ground Up the last 3 years and every year it gets better! It is so inspiring to see local vendors grow their businesses and create connections. At Stong’s, we are proud to be a true independent grocer and partner with these great local businesses.”

Stong's Market

“What an incredible show! The energy and innovation from all the local companies was fabulous. We left the show with our hearts, minds, and stomach full of flavour, energy and excitement. Simon Fraser Uni can’t wait to bring this energy to our campuses.”

Simon Fraser University, Ancillary Services

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