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.

2018 Conference Schedule

2018 Conference Schedule

*** Schedule subject to change. Please check back regularly for workshop additions and updates. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

* Registration Desk open 8:30am-5:30pm

9:30am - 5pm

MarketSafe Training sponsored by FOODSAFE and MarketSafe

2pm - 5pm Free Roundtable sessions for Market Managers, Board Directors and Vendors

7pm - 9pm Welcome Reception in partnership with the Island Chefs Collaborative
Imagine Studio Café (31 Erie Street)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

* Registration Desk open 7:30am-4:30pm

7am - 8:20am Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Welcoming Remarks

9:30am - 10:15am

10:45am - 12pm Vendor/Producer
Workshop #1

Traceability from
Farm to Fork

Market Manager Workshop #1
Building Community Through Social Connection: Creating and Implementing a Cohesive Marketing Strategy for Your Farmers' Market
Board of Directors
Workshop #1
Good Governance at Your Local Farmers' Market


12pm - 1:15pm


1:15pm - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 4pm
Regional Farmers' Market Roundtable Sessions

4:15pm - 5:30pm Vendor/Producer
Workshop #2
Telling Your Farming Story Through Social Media
Market Manager Workshop #2
Farmers, Markets, and Chefs!
Board of Directors
Workshop #2
BC Government Changes to Organic Labeling

7pm - 10pm Banquet and Farmers' Market Awards 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

* Registration Desk open 8:30am-11:30am

8:00am - 8:30am 
Registration Annual General Meeting

8:30am - 10am 
BCAFM Annual General Meeting

10:15am - 11:30am Vendor/Producer
Workshop #3
Food Safety at Farmers' Markets: Updates and new developments on food safety training and market requirements
Market Manager
Workshop #3
Kids Programming at Farmers' Markets

Board of Directors
Workshop #3
Waste Free Dreams: A Farmers' Market Journey


11:45am - 1pm


Workshop #4
A Farmer's Guide to Best Practices in Selling at Farmers' Markets

Market Manager
Workshop #4
Growing Your Small Farmers' Market


Board of Directors
Workshop #4
Connecting the Dots - Cowichan's Food Hub