BC Association of Farmers' markets
Supporting BC farmers and sustaining our local food supply means ensuring we have land to farm and fresh food to eat. It's a way to nurture the places we live and visit.

Farmers' Market Membership

Farmers' Market Membership

The BC Association of Farmers' Markets (BCAFM) is a registered BC Society that represents 145+ authentic - make, bake, grow, raise and wild harvest - farmers' markets in communities across BC. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of BC through training, promotion, education, research and advocacy.

We offer Member Farmers' Markets:

  • Education, strengthening and networking opportunities
  • Marketing, promotions and public engagement
  • Research and advocacy to support farmers' markets in BC
  • Influence on key decision makers
  • Access to special pricing and programs
  • A voice in the future of BC's farmers' markets and local food system

Farmers' Market Member Eligibility

For up to date information about Farmers' Market Member eligibility and criteria, see:

Apply or Renew Your Farmers' Market Membership 

  • CLICK HERE to access the 2019 Farmers' Market Membership Application
  • Please contact BCAFM if you have questions about membership or eligibility.
  • BCAFM Farmers' Market Membership is annual, and the membership year begins April 1st.

Farmers' Market Member Fees

View the BCAFM Farmers' Market Membership Annual Fees

Farmers' Market Membership Benefits

1. Online Listing on the BC Farmers' Market Trail

We provide BC's only online farmers' market finder - the BC Farmers' Market Trail, which lists 145+ member farmers' markets across the province: bcfarmersmarkettrail.com
Our website sees over 105,000 visitors annually, including over 316,000 page views! We actively promote member farmers' markets and encourage British Columbians to choose local on social media. Find us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

2. Listing in the Annual BC Farmers' Market Directory

As a member you will be listed in the BC Farmers' Market directory, which is distributed to thousands of residents and visitors throughout BC. Date, location and contact information will be listed.

3. Access to Special Pricing

As a BCAFM member you are eligible to receive reduced rates on workshops, webinars and conferences.

Farmers' Market Members also receive a group rate on farmers' market commercial general liability insurance starting at $350 per annum for up to $5 million coverage from the Co-operators.

Farmers' Market Commercial General Liability Insurance Program Contact:

Agent: Orest Kocherkewych
The Cooperators, Bracken Insurance Services Ltd. 106-3101 Highway 6 Vernon, BC V1T 9H6
Phone: (250) 542-6300
Email: orest_kocherkewych@cooperators.ca
Toll free: (888) 289-2667
Fax: (250) 542-6602

4. Access to Special Programs

BCAFM members can apply to participate in special programs including:

5. Use of Farmers' Market Signs on Highways

Access to Ministry of Highways approved sign(s) for your BCAFM urban farmers market. 

6. Receive the Farmers' Markets Newsletter

Our newsletter is published regularly to keep you updated on the activities of the BCAFM and member markets. An excellent source of information on new programs. Check out the latest edition.

7. BCAFM Listserve

Members can seek advice, inspiration and ideas from their farmers' market peers on the BCAFM's listserve.

8. Right to Vote for BCAFM Executive and Directors

Shape the future direction of the BCAFM by joining the Board of Directors or volunteering on a Committee.