BC Association of Farmers' markets
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We represent a community of individual markets, or as we see it, a community of difference. Each market reflects the uniqueness of the neighbourhood and the diversity of the community.

 

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November 2018
November 2018
Nov
08
Scale Your Progressive Food Business - Financing Growth
 Vancity Head Office (Vancouver)
11/08/2018
11/08/2018
This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement.
 
Financing Growth
Oh that pitch for money! Are you dreading it? Yet, you know that it’s key to your business success to get comfortable and creative with the asks. This workshop will not only help you nail that investor pitch, but it will also explain the diversity of support options that exist: loans, angel investing, equity partners, crowdfunding, etc. And most importantly, our panel of experts will help you determine which option is best for your business values at each stage of growth. This workshop will include Nicole Bradbury (Renewal Funds), Brian Cade (Vancity), Rory Holland (Knives & Forks Community Investment Coop).
Nov
13
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef
 The Sheraton Wall Centre (1088 Burrard St. Vancouver)
11/13/2018
11/13/2018
A province-wide crop planning session for farmers and chefs. Connecting BC farmers, chefs and members of the food and beverage industry to create more opportunities to bring BC food to plates around the province. If you are interested in receiving more info about this event and how to register, please provide your name and email to: FoodsBC@gov.bc.ca .  9am-3pm.
Nov
18
Esquimalt Farmers Market's Christmas Market
 Esquimalt Rec Centre (527 Fraser St)
11/18/2018
11/18/2018
Find locally grown produce, live music, artisans, food truck, locally made foods and a buzzing community hub… AND Santa from 2-4pm!
 
Shoppers will find a wide selection of freshly harvested seasonal fruits and vegetables, ethically raised meat, chicken and duck eggs, fresh baked breads and other baked goods, a variety of prepared foods, preserves and beverages, vegan foods, local beer, wine, cider and spirit, and a range of handmade artisan items, including clothing, body products, jewellery and art!
 
See you there! Bring reusable bags, dinnerware from home and a cloth napkin and cash of course!
 
Esquimalt Farmers Market Society respectfully acknowledges that we are operating within the traditional territorial lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
Nov
22
Scale Your Progressive Food Business - Sustainability & Inspiration
 Lost & Found Café (Vancouver)
11/22/2018
11/22/2018
This series of five workshops provides practical tips for progressive retail and packaged goods companies to reach and maintain success. Each workshop follows the Feeding Growth recipe: personable and caring food industry mentors share advice; participants engage in hands-on exercises; and the helpful community of progressive change-makers connects over tasty local food. The series culminates with a keynote event celebrating our graduates and the local food movement.
 
Sustainability & Inspiration
Triple bottom line sustainability for your food business: a myth or a reality? Answer that question alongside our entire Feeding Growth community. Celebrate local, progressive food entrepreneurs and champions with good food and a special keynote invitee! *This workshop takes place from 7-10pm.
Nov
29
Basin Food & Buyers Expo
 Nelson, BC
11/29/2018
11/29/2018
This event is dedicated to helping local food businesses grow! The Expo brings together producers, processors (caterers, restauranteurs, value-added businesses), distributors and purchasers for a morning of business development skill-building with food industry experts, followed by a vendor exhibition.
 
The Trust is supporting agricultural production in the Basin by strengthening access to markets for Basin products. 9am-5pm