Programs & Campaigns

Farmers’ Success Stories Project

The BCAFM, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, has developed a resource guide to highlight successful farmers’ market farmers and communicate their best business and operations management practices. The objectives of the resource guide is to strengthen the market skills of farmers selling at farmers’ markets; identify the path to a successful small-scale direct market farming operation; and develop a strong direction for the sector.

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Farmers’ Market Mentoring Program

This program offers BC farmers’ market managers/staff one-on-one guidance, resources and networks to overcome challenges, achieve business goals and success at their farmers’ markets.

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Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that improves access to fresh, locally produced food for lower-income families and seniors enrolled in cooking and skill-building programs in their communities. Community partners issue coupons to families and seniors participating in their food skills programs to spend at their local farmers’ market each week, which strengthens food security and farmers’ markets across the province.

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Mary Forstbauer Grant

In honour of the late Mary Forstbauer, founding member and president of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM), this new grant will be presented annually to a BC farmer who sells at BCAFM member farmers’ markets. The award is to be used by a farmer for the implementation of a new initiative on their farm.

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The BC Farmers' Market Trail

The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is the definitive guide to 145+ authentic BC farmers’ markets bringing you fresh, local, in-season food from the people who grow it.

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