Step 1: Apply. Only 20 spots available.

Step 2: Pay. Hub members pay $175+gst (50% funded price).

Non-Hub members pay $350+gst.

Instructions to pay will be emailed after you submit your application. Payment ensures your spot is held.

Grow Your Business in 2023!

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is supporting food and beverage businesses operating in, or committed to operating in, the BC Food Hub Network with a 50% discount to Sprout Series and a FREE BOOTH in the 2023 From the Ground Up Trade Show!

This 7-part online workshop series for new and emerging businesses takes a deep dive into operating a successful food and beverage business. Sessions include recordings, exercises, handouts, case studies, and guest speakers to provide you with practical tools and knowledge needed to grow your business. This series prepares new and emerging brands to diversify their market channels and confidently sell into grocery retail, food service, and institutional food service.

View the course outline here.


  • Workshop Dates:
    • Session 1: January 19, 2023
    • Session 2: January 24, 2023
    • Session 3: January 31, 2023
    • Session 4: February 14, 2023
    • Session 5: February 21, 2023
    • Session 6: February 28, 2023
    • Session 7: March 7, 2023
  • 9am – 12pm PST
  • ALL SESSIONS ARE RECORDED – if you cannot make a certain date, if you wish to follow along at your own pace, or if you simply wish to rewatch them!

50% funded price will be granted to:

  • Food and beverage processors who operate in a Ministry supported food hub,
  • Those that are committed* to a Ministry supported food hub that is not yet open – commitment needs to be made prior to this offering,
  • Those that are currently still in processing with Ministry supported food hub.

*Proof of commitment will be requested from the Hub Manager


Hub members that complete the BC Food Hub Network Sprout Series have the opportunity to apply for the 2023 From the Ground Up Trade Show and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture will support 100% of their exhibitor fee!

This Sprout Series is open to all BC food and beverage processors, however the discounted rate and free trade show booth only applies to those in the BC Food Hub Network.

Testimonials from BC Brands that have Completed Sprout Series

“I highly recommend anyone starting a food business take this course. It will speed you ahead to learning what you didn’t even know you needed to know. It will also help you implement what you need to do, in a logical sequential framework. Save yourself a ton of time and effort by taking this course, instead of trying to figure it all out on your own. You’ll so glad that you did. Not to mention, you’ll get ahead much farther and faster with less mistakes made, more money saved and less time wasted!”

Protein Powered, Kelowna, BC

“The From the Ground Up experience including the Sprout Series, 1-Day Workshop, Conference and Trade Show was nothing short of a game changer for our company. We had no idea of the value in terms of education, practical experience, connections and overall benefit we would realize for the growth of our company. We are still in awe of the impact this program impressed on our future.”

Rawmbas, Nanaimo, BC

A Special Thank You To

Feed BC