Get Involved at Our Conference

There are a number of ways to get involved at our upcoming annual conference, Foresight 2020: The Future is Local. You might consider sponsorship, donating to our silent auction, or volunteering. Learn more below.

Champion this vibrant and fast growing sector of 145+ farmers’ markets, thousands of entrepreneurs and hundreds of thousands of customers by becoming a BC Association of Farmers’ Markets conference sponsor.

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets represents over 145 individual farmers’ markets across BC. We educate, engage and inspire people to create a vibrant farming sector in BC, one that nourishes and supports our communities and natural environment.  We help people recognize there’s value in buying straight from the source.

Far and Wide Recognition

Sponsoring our conference comes with a wide array of benefits.

As a BC Association of Farmers’ Markets supporter you have the opportunity to gain exposure through social media, online via our website and email newsletters, on printed materials and signage at our events. We are open to discussing other possibilities for sponsorship, such as sponsoring specific events or sessions. We welcome you to get in touch with your ideas.

Take a look at our 2020 Sponsorship Kit for more information.


Contact: Peter Leblanc
Phone: 604.734.9797

We look forward to discussing potential opportunities with you!

The silent auction is an exciting part of the annual event and enables us to showcase products and services from across BC. By supporting our conference, your business will be included in our conference program and will be on display during our banquet and awards gala.

Proceeds from the silent auction are used to strengthen and support our 145+ farmers’ market members across all regions of BC.

Donate to our silent auction

Lend a hand as a volunteer and meet others in the farmers’ market community. Positions include: registration, workshop host, technical support, welcome reception, banquet & Farmers’ Market Awards, and the silent auction.

Volunteers who commit to over five hours receive 50% off conference admission. Volunteers who commit to over 10 hours receive free conference admission.

*We are currently at capacity and will not be accepting more sign-ups. For more information, please email us at Thank you!

Conference Program Overview

Check out our exciting program comprised of trainings, workshops and networking opportunities.

See the Full Program