The BCAFM is here to serve the needs of our member farmers’ markets. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of British Columbia, so you, our members can continue to support local farmers and artisans and provide British Columbians with fresh healthy local food. Learn more.
About the Program
The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations hand out coupons to lower-income families and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. These coupons can be spent at all BC farmers' markets that participate in the FMNCP to purchase fruits, vegetables, cheese, eggs, nuts, fish and meat. Each household enrolled in the Program is eligible to receive a minimum of $15/week in coupons.
The Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program began in 2007 as a pilot project operating in each of the five health regions of BC and began receiving funding from the Ministry of Health in 2012. Since then, the program has continued to grow, serving 54 communities and reaching over 3000 households.
Application information for our 2017 program can be found on our Get Involved page.