2022 Conference Schedule

Please note that the locations of workshops and networking events will vary between different locations in New Westminster, including Massey Theatre, and Inn at the Quay.



Thursday, November 3, 2022

* Location: Inn at the Quay, New Westminster. Registration desk open in the lobby from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (PST) 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm        Room Hyack South- MarketSafe Training (registration to workshop is required)

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm          Room Hyack North- Developing an Equity, Justice and Decolonization Plan and Framework at your Farmers Market

Friday, November 4, 2022

(B) Board Track   (M) Market Manager Track  (V) Vendor Track

* Location: Massey Theatre, New Westminster. Registration desk open in the lobby from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm (PST)

7:30 am – 8:30 am            Room 1C- Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:00 am           Room 1C- Welcome by Board Chair and VIP Guests And Opening Remarks

9:00 am – 9:30 am           Room 1C- 2023 Farmers’ Market Economic Impact Study

9:30 am – 10:15 am          Room 1C- Updates and Q&A from BCCDC and Ministry of Health on Food at Farmers Markets

10:15 am – 11:45 pm          Workshop Sessions

Plaskett Gallery– HR: Employees vs Contractors (Board Track)
Room 1A– Conflict Resolution (Manager Track)
Room 1B– Ready Willing and Able – Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace (Vendor Track)

11:45 pm – 1:30 pm            Room 1C- Lunch & Farmers’ Market Awards – Welcome by VIP Guests

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm            Workshop Sessions

Room 1A- Our Place at the Table: Advocating for Farmers Market Recognition (Board Track)
Plaskett Gallery– Progress on Plastic Alternatives at Metro Vancouver Farmers’ Markets (Manager Track)
Room 1B– From Seed To Market (Vendor Track)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm          Room 1C- Roundtable Networking Sessions

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm            Workshop Sessions

Plaskett Gallery– Makers-to-Market Project for Immigrant and Refugee Women (Board Track)
Room 1C- The Role of Farmers Markets in Food Security PANEL
Room 1B– Eight Key Steps to Writing a Business Plan for Sustainable Growth (Vendor Track)

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm         Plaskett Gallery- A Taste of Farmers’ Markets – Bites & Sips Event

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm          Theatre- Pecha Kucha featuring a Food and Agriculture Themed Night

Saturday, November 5, 2022

* Location: Massey Theatre. Registration desk open from 8:30 am – 11:30 am (PST)

7: 30 am – 9:00 am            Breakfast (New Westminster Secondary School)

9:00 am – 10:00 am          Room 1A- Regional Food Systems (the Metro Vancouver experience)

10:15 am – 11:30 am          Workshop Sessions

Room 1A– Working Together In Your Region (Board Track)
Room 1B– Does This Fit in to Make, Bake, Grow? (Manager Track)
Green Room– Market Overachievers (Vendor Track)

11:45 am – 1:00 pm            Workshop Sessions

Room 1A– Adding Value to your Farmers Markets (Manager Track)
Room 1B– How to Use and Benefit From The Farmers Market Trail (Manager Track)
Green Room– Restoring and Managing Soil Health (Vendor Track)


Please Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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