BC Association of Farmers' markets

Through this program, we collaborate with community organizations and member markets to provide farmers' market coupons to lower-income families and seniors.

  Coupon Program  

 

About the Program

About the Program

The coupon program is supported by the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority. We also acknowledge community donors for their generous support.



The BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program Fund


We have launched a new online fundraising platform to provide fresh local food to thousands of British Columbians facing economic barriers, while directly supporting local farmers across BC. Individuals, local businesses, sports teams and other organizations can now donate directly to the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) and be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
 

                                                        

About the Coupon Program

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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 vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish. Each household enrolled in the Program is eligible to receive a minimum of $21/week in coupons.  

Program History

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 57 communities and expecting to reach over 3900 households in 2018. 

2018 Season

We have selected the farmers' markets and community partners for the 2018 program. Please send us an email if you would like be informed when we open enrollment in the 2019 program.