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.

2019 Conference Schedule

2019 Conference Schedule

All events and workshopts take place at the Kimberley Conference Centre unless otherwise noted.
*** Schedule subject to change. Please check back regularly for workshop additions and updates. 

Friday, March 8, 2019
* Registration Desk open 8:30am-5:30pm (MST)

10am - 5pm MarketSafe Training and SuperHost Training

7pm - 9pm Reception @ Kimberley Curling Club (523 Archibald St.)

Saturday, March 9, 2019
* Registration Desk open 7:30am-4:30pm (MST)

7am - 8:20am Breakfast

8:30am - 9am Welcome Remarks

9am - 9:45am Plenary: Elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets Brand with Destination BC and Farm|Food|Drink

9:45am - 10:45am  Food Safety and Farmers' Markets

11am - 12:15pm

Is My Business Profitable? Tools
to Help Vendors

Harvest Dinner

Developing a Farmers' Market in a Rural and Remote Area with "No Farmers" - Our Story

12:15pm - 1:30pm  Lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Land Matching Program with the
Young Agrarians
Social Media
Effective Conflict Management

3pm - 4pm Round Table Sessions for Market Managers, Board of Directors and Vendors

4:15pm - 5:30pm
Starting a Farm Marketing Co-op Engaging Local
Farmers' Markets
as Incubators

7pm - 10pm  Banquet and BC Farmers' Market Awards

Sunday, March 10, 2019
* Registration Desk open 8:00am-11:30am (MST)

7:30am - 10am Continental Breakfast

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

8:30am - 10am Annual General Meeting

10:15am - 11:30am

Captivating Through Storytelling
Squirrels Learn
to Grow

Are Farmers' Markets the Key to Food Hub Success?

11:45am - 1pm

Small Business
Valuation - An
Overview and
Planning Tool
Farmers' Market