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.

BC Employment Standards Branch
Government of BC
BC Non-Profit Organizations
Government of BC
BCAFM Bylaws
(December 13, 2017)
BCAFM Constitution
(December 13, 2017)
BCAFM Farmers’ Market Membership Policy
(November 3, 2018)
Canada Revenue Agency
Government of Canada
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.
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Hand Sanitizer: Guide on Health Canada’s interim expedited licensing approach for the production and distribution of alcohol-based hand sanitizers
Government of Canada (2020)
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
Manufacturer Liquor Sales at Artisan, Farmers and Annual Markets – Note to liquor vendors at markets during COVID-19
Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (April 16, 2020)
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products
Government of Canada
Natural Health Products (NHP) and Food
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Organic Certification Regulation Guidelines
BC Ministry of Agriculture (August 2019)
Organics – What is Certified Organic?
BCAFM webpage highlighting organics in BC.