Tools & Resources Database

Our crop of tools and resources have been harvested from many sources and compiled here to help you cultivate and grow your farmers’ market and business. Whether you are a board member, market manager, or vendor, you will find a wide variety of useful reports, links, videos, and other documents to explore.

Arts BC
Useful links for non-profits, grants, and more
Community Spaces Funding – Co-op
Co-op awards $2 million to projects across Western Canada every year. Categories include Recreation, Environmental Conservation, and Urban Agriculture.
Imagine Canada
Fundraising information from Sector Source, a project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre
Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
This initiative will support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects and others who want to build their capacity to participate in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Proposals can be submitted at any time during the year until September 30, 2022. The initiative ends on March 31, 2023.
Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Infrastructure and Equipment Improvement Projects | Government of Canada, 2020
Northern Development Initiative Trust – Fabulous Festivals and Events Grants
The Fabulous Festivals and Events program provides annual grant funding to support unique festivals and events throughout the region that contribute to service sector revenues in the local economy. The program supports festivals and events that promote northern B.C. as a destination for cultural tourism. Projects undertaken through this program aim to improve the sustainability and expansion of hosting capacity of festivals and events throughout the region, increase tourism revenues and improve community quality of life.
Working with Local Governments 101
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers Market, Creston City Councillor (2015)