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.

Cosmetic, Soap and Body Products
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers' Market, Bodylove Bathworks (2016)
Cosmetics – Consumer Products and Cosmetics
Government of Canada. Information on incident reporting, recalls and alerts, cosmetic information, product safety education and consumer product requirements.
Food Safety at Farmers’ Markets: updates and new developments on training and market requirements
BCAFM conference presentation with BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Ministry of Health, First Nations Health Authority, Interior Health Authority (2017)
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Health & Food Safety
BCAFM webpage highlighting important food safety resources.
Liquor Sales at Farmers’ Markets
As of June 21, 2014, beer, wine, cider and spirits can be sampled and sold alongside fresh fruits and veggies at BC farmers’ markets
List of hand sanitizers authorized by Health Canada
Health Canada has compiled and published a list of antiseptic/antibacterial skin cleansers or hand sanitizers that meet Health Canada's requirements for safety, effectiveness and quality.
Promotional video (2015)
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products
Government of Canada
Natural Health Products (NHP) and Food
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Organics – What is Certified Organic?
BCAFM webpage highlighting organics in BC.
Public Markets and Community Health: An Examination
Project for Public Spaces (2006)