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.

BCAFM Farmers’ Market Membership Policy
(November 3, 2018)
Canada Revenue Agency
Government of Canada
Competitive Analysis and Market Position
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #2 (Nov 2013)
Creating Effective Leadership Through Better Governance
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #6 (Feb 2014)
Effective Leadership Through Better Governance: A Board Governance Training Manual
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2016)
Establishing and Operating a Community Farmers’ Market
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Getting Good Data – How to and Why to Track Vendor Sales
BCAFM conference workshop with Comox Valley Farmers Market, Abbotsford Farm & Country Market (2015)
Organic Certification Regulation Guidelines
BC Ministry of Agriculture (2019)
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Guidebook to Indigenous Protocol
Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. (2019)
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
Penticton Farmers’ Market’s Policies, Rules and Regulations
Penticton Farmers’ Market Society (2019)
Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures
Charity Village (2013)
Strategic Organizational Planning
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #7 (March 2014)
The Core Business of Farmers’ Markets
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #1 (Nov 2013)
Vancouver Farmers Market Vendor Handbook
Your Local Farmers Markets Society (December 2018)