2024 Market Manager Mentorship Program

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is proud to offer the 2024 Market Manager Mentorship Program!

This program was developed to offer BC Farmers’ Market Managers and Executive Directors one-on-one guidance, resources, and networks to overcome challenges, and achieve business goals and success at their farmers’ markets.

Details and Deadlines:

  • Deadline to apply: January 2, 2024
  • Mentorship partners will be notified early to mid-January 2024
  • The program will run January to April 2024
  • Not all those who apply will be chosen for this program as there are limited spaces available.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a resident of British Columbia
  • Be currently active or returning to a BCAFM member farmers’ market management/coordination role for the 2024 farmers’ market season (including volunteer, employee and contract positions)

Expectations & Commitment:

  • Participate in approximately 15-20 total hours of mentorship from January – April 2024
  • Meet with your mentee/mentor for approximately one hour every two weeks either via phone, video call, or in person
  • Work with your mentee/mentor to go through Thinkific modules, set goals and schedule regular check ins
  • Participate in at least 1 check-in with BCAFM staff during the program
  • Complete the program evaluation to provide feedback about the overall experience


  • Mentors will receive a $400 honourarium
  • Mentees will receive up to $100 towards the learning opportunity of their choice. This could include the BCAFM conference, workshops from Vantage Point, Charity Village or other related opportunities. The learning opportunity must be pre-approved by BCAFM.

Mentor Application
Mentee Application

“The mentorship program is the essence of how I feel market managers and others involved with farmers markets can and often do learn and grow. The market movement in BC is blessed with a group of people scattered around the province who are very open and sharing about their experiences with farmers’ markets.” – Mentor


“I think it was a very good experience. I was lucky with my mentor as he knows most of the players, the geography, the hurdles and pit falls, as well as he could see the potential of our market. It was a well balanced mentoring and he kept me on track as we progressed.” – Mentee

Thank You for generous support from our program partner