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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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February 2019
February 2019
Feb
14
BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops (Armstrong)
 Armstrong
02/14/2019
02/14/2019
The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and their operations, and to maximize the efficacy and safety of local emergency response in the event of fire. 
Feb
16
Victoria Seedy Saturday
 Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St.)
02/16/2019
02/16/2019
Seedy Saturday marks the official start to spring! Seedy Saturday is the place to find the seeds, tools and information to make 2019 your best growing year so far! There will be a seed exchange, book exchange, 70 vendors with a wide range of gardening-related tool, and plants. 

The day is full day of speakers and workshops with topics ranging from how to grow a seed, worm composting and container gardening to growing hops, mushroom cultivation, keeping plastic out of your garden and more. 10am-4pm.  $8 entry.  
Feb
22
COABC Conference 2019
 Vernon
02/22/2019
02/24/2019
The COABC is celebrating its 26th anniversary. Attending their conference provides educational and networking opportunities for new and established farmers, as well as for the general public. They will feature educational topics presented by knowledgeable speakers who are experts in their field.

The theme this year, Celebrating Organics, is inspired by the stories and experiences of BC's organic farmers and the history of the organic sector. COABC will celebrate the hard work that has been done by farmers to researchers to retailers, and everyone in between, to build a resilient future for the organic sector. When we stand together, our message is stronger: organic agriculture, based on soil health and care for the environment, is the path to building a better food system. 
Feb
26
Grow Your Food Business: Prince George
 Community Futures Fraser-Fort George (1566 – 7th Ave. Prince George)
02/26/2019
02/26/2019
WE’LL COVER 6 KEY AREAS:
  • Learn all of the requirements of a BUSINESS PLAN.
  • Learn key FINANCIAL components of your business.
  • Get MARKET READY and Position your brand to drive sales.
  • Navigate PACKAGING compliance. Refine your recipe to scale up.
  • Gain Insights into DISTRIBUTION. Sell at the right price.
  • Learn key  components to build a DIGITAL STRATEGY.
Workshop delivered by Good to Grow. Workshop materials developed by Vancity. 8:30am-3:30pm.
Feb
26
BC Farm & Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Workshops (Cranbrook)
 Cranbrook
02/26/2019
02/26/2019
The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting an agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshop aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and their operations, and to maximize the efficacy and safety of local emergency response in the event of fire. 
Feb
28
Grow Your Food Business: Kamloops
 Community Futures Thompson Country (#330 Seymour Street, Kamloops)
02/28/2019
02/28/2019
WE’LL COVER 6 KEY AREAS:
  • Learn all of the requirements of a BUSINESS PLAN.
  • Learn key FINANCIAL components of your business.
  • Get MARKET READY and Position your brand to drive sales.
  • Navigate PACKAGING compliance. Refine your recipe to scale up.
  • Gain Insights into DISTRIBUTION. Sell at the right price.
  • Learn key  components to build a DIGITAL STRATEGY.
Workshop delivered by Good to Grow. Workshop materials developed by Vancity. 8:30am-3:30pm.