Vice President: Wylie Bystedt (Quesnel)
Thank you for a wonderful 2014 conference and AGM! We hope you enjoyed the event. If you missed a session, workshop presentations are now available on the BCAFM website.
Join Bohdan from Siena Consulting and your farmers' market colleagues for an active and outcome oriented day of learning. Whether you are delving into your organization's first strategic plan or revisiting an existing plan, this workshop will leave you ready to shape your plan and put it into practice.
Strategic planning is about improving your organization’s performance. It involves knowing who you are and what you want to do, being realistic about what you’re currently capable of achieving, analyzing the gap between what is and what could be, and aligning your activities with your resources to close the gap and help you to better deliver on your mission.
Space is limited. Sign up for “Strategy 101: From Planning to Practice”, a workshop provided by Siena Consulting.
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Mike Rowlands, Junxion Strategies
Please register using the "Register Now" link on the individual webinars. Once you have registered we will email you an invoice for payment. Please send payment by cheque to the BCAFM.
Spring is here and that means farmers' market season is just around the corner. We’re excited to see what fresh produce, creative ideas, and beautiful crafts pop up at farmers’ markets around BC.
This year also brings an exciting change as locally produced craft beer, wine, cider, and spirits will be allowed for sale at BC farmers' markets. With the finer details still under review, we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
This summer also marks the launch of our Buy Local campaign. In partnership with the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Investment Agriculture Foundation, the campaign will run from late June to the end of July and will focus on increasing consumer awareness through the use of new and traditional media. A video, which you may want to place on your market websites, will also be produced.
If you have questions, comments, or would like to share interesting news going on in your community or market, contact us by phone at 604.734.9797 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing your market a great 2014 season!
Resources to help you transition:
(Note: Societies have until November 28, 2018 to transition.)
- New Society Act Frequently Asked Questions
- Preparing for B.C.’s New Society Act: A Guide to the Transition Process
We've updated this webpage to reflect the range of seasonal availability throughout various regions of B.C. Please share.
- Complete with exercises, examples and templates
- Addresses conflict of interest, board roles and responsibilities, and board policy
- Order a copy and share with your board of directors!
- $25 including postage – order online here.
The McLeese Lake Farmers Market crew with their new Farmers Appreciation Week t-shirts.
The McLeese Lake Farmers Market's farm themed cake.
White Rock Farmers' Market's poster board with shoppers' messages thanking farmers.
Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program, Manager
FMNCP Communications & Administration Coordinator
Manager of Membership & Communications
Outreach & Programs Coordinator
The Tlell Farmers’ Market is run by the Graham Island East Coast Farmers’ Institute, which has served the people of Haida Gwaii for more than a century by encouraging the preservation of agriculture in the area. This market offers all things locally grown, raised, made, or baked including eggs, oysters and scallops, veggies, crafts, and more!
The BCAFM is here to serve the needs of our member farmers’ markets. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of British Columbia, so you, our members can continue to support local farmers and artisans and provide British Columbians with fresh healthy local food. Learn more.