IVCA serves 10 growers – 5 on Vancouver Island and 5 on the lower mainland. Of those 10 growers, 6 grow regulated produce which is marketed through IVCA. All 10 grow non-regulated products as well. IVCA’s growers annually employ 490 people.
Growth Potential for IVCA
Since 2013, IVCA’s focus has been to see growth in the number of growers it is marketing for, the number of clients it is marketing to, and to see sales revenue and tonnage increase – thereby achieving the goals of its members and providing an increased selection of fresh BC products available year round – without gaps. While obviously this is not possible with many products, there are several which IVCA currently markets for up to 10 months of the year and we are working with our growers to achieve year-round supply for our clients.