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  


Training and Research Materials

Training and Research Materials

FMNCP Video 2016

FMNCP Video 2014

BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program from BC Assoc. of Farmers' Markets on Vimeo.

2018 FMNCP Orientation Dates

May 8th - Victoria
May 9th - Nanaimo
May 11th - Sechelt
May 15th - Vancouver
May 16th - Surrey
May 17th - Squamish
May 23rd - Prince George
May 24th - Smithers
May 29th - Kamloops
May 31st - Kelowna
June 7th - Cranbrook
June 8th - Nelson

2017 FMNCP Orientation and Training

Food Access Research & Resources

Food Access Inequality in Canda Infographic (PDF) - courtesy of Kelly Hodgins

Health Canada Healthy Eating Tools:

Eat Well Plate:
This helps you to follow the Canada's Food Guide when planning and serving meals. Check it out here:

My Food Guide App:  
This allows Canadians to access healthy eating information anywhere, anytime. Select your age, sex and food preference to get your own customized Food Guide here:

Vegetable Resource Sheets

What's in season chart (from the Squamish Farmers' Market)
Beets Handout (from the BCAFM)
Cabbage Handout (from the BCAFM)
Asparagus Handout (from Interior Community Services)
Spinach Handout (from Interior Community Services)
Rhubarb Handout (from Interior Community Services)
Beans Handout (from Interior Community Services)

Kamloops Healthy Eating Choices videos 


Sechelt Health Unit Coupon Program Newsletters (2014)

Fall Harvest Celebration Ideas

Press Release Tool Kit

2013 Vernon FMNCP Welcome Letter

2013 Cranbrook Guidelines and Application Form

Farm Folk/City Folk Print Outs

2013 Sechelt Participant Newsletters


General Food Resources

BC Association of Farmers' Markets

FoodBC Facebook

  • Information from the BC Ministry of Agriculture on the delicious foods and beverages produced in BC

Fresh Choice Community Kitchens

  • Province-wide resources for Cooking & Skill Building programs
  • Newsletter - sign up & send your info in to be included - shonal@foodbank.bc.ca

Food Skills For Families

Bits & Bytes

  • Resources for BC’s Interior
  • Community food security resources

BC Food Systems Network

  • Province–wide resources & network
  • List serve for information sharing

BC Association of Food Processors - Produce Preservation Program

  • Starting your Food Processing Business
  • Workshops
  • Healthy Eating & Active Living
  • Selling food at Temporary Food Markets

Vancouver Food Policy Council

  • Vancouver & area resources
  • Newsletter - sign up & submit your events

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

  • Vancouver and Gulf Island resources
  • Newsletter - sign up & submit your events


  • Province wide resources
  • Newsletter - sign up & submit your events

Setting the Table (PDF)

  • Resources for educators
  • Recipes and activity ideas
  • Indigenous Food Systems Network — this website is designed to allow individuals and groups involved with Indigenous food related action, research, and policy reform to network and share relevant resources and information.
  • Nations Development Institute — the FNDI has a Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. Among their downloadable publications: Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool, Facts and Profiles in Native Food Systems, and more.
  • Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism — the IPCB provides educational and technical support to indigenous peoples in protection of their biological resources, cultural integrity, knowledge and collective rights.

Nutrition and Health

  • Healthy Families BC -recipe ideas, health information and advice, and other resources
  • Food Skills for Families - a hands-on program that makes healthy eating, shopping and cooking easy, quick and fun. Offered by the Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Public Health Association of BC — Source for Making Connections: Food Security and Public Health document and for information on the Public Health Alliance for Food Security.
  • USDA Nutritient Database — a searchable database for comprehensive nutritional profiles of a huge range of foods.

Food Access

  • POVNET is a resource for organizations working with low-income group that may need to find other resources, or share information with others in their field.
  • Food Donor Encouragement Act — When donors act in good faith, they are protected from liability, while at the same time recipients' rights are protected. The act is simple, short and easy to have on hand if you are approaching potential donors for various types of programs such as gleaning.
  • Dieticians of Canada — The Dietitians produce a yearly Cost of Eating Report which can be accessed through their resources section.

Farming and Gardening