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.
Vendor Associate Membership
Farmers' market vendors can join the BCAFM as non-voting members and receive benefits for an annual membership fee of $100.
This program is designed to help vendors grow their businesses, which in turn helps to strengthen farmers' markets in BC. By becoming BCAFM Vendor Associate Members, vendors are also supporting the Association's ongoing work to raise awareness and strengthen the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of British Columbia.
1. Access to group liability insurance
Group general liability insurance rates for BCAFM Vendor Associate Members are significantly less than privately purchased general liability insurance rates. Vendors must be members of a BCAFM farmers' market as well as BCAFM Vendor Associate Members to secure this insurance plan. Insurance covers all sales within Canada, including internet sales. To find out if your business is eligible, contact:
The Whistler Insurance Shoppe
109-4369 Main Street, Whistler BC V0N 1B4
2. Access to extended health benefits
Vendors will receive preferred rates for family members and employees of your business. Plan options include Life Insurance, Extended Health Benefits, Dental Coverage, Short and Long–Term Disability protection and Travel Insurance. A guaranteed option is available for those who were previously declined. Protect yourself from high medical expenses and invest in your health and well-being.
Contact: Jody C. Wright — Ocean Sun Financial — 1-604-932-3888
3. Discount on workshops and conference registration
As a Vendor Associate Member you'll receive an additional discount on BCAFM workshops and conferences — on top of your BCAFM Member discount!
Vendors will receive the Market Matters newsletter six times a year, a great source of news and information.