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.

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A Profile of BC Farmers’ Markets
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Farmer Vendors
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Farmers’ Market Customers
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Market Vendors: Fruit & Vegetable
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Market Vendors: Fruit Farmers
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Market Vendors: Meat Producers
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
A Profile of Market Vendors: Vegetable Farmers
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (2010)
BC Institute of Agrologists
BCIA has over 1300 practicing Agrologists, who are professionals in areas including agriculture, food production, environment and resource management
Business and Financial Planning
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #4 (Feb 2014)
Canada Revenue Agency
Government of Canada
Chef Friendly Farmers’ Market Strategy
BC Association of Farmers' Markets (2006)
Competitive Analysis and Market Position
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #2 (Nov 2013)
Cosmetic, Soap and Body Products
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers' Market, Bodylove Bathworks (2016)
Destination BC’s Learning Centre
Destination BC. Access free resources and tools, featured articles, guides, templates, and videos about social media marketing, digital marketing, experience development, and more
Develop Your Marketing Plan
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #5 (April 2014)
Economic and Social Benefits Study
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; University of Northern BC (2012)
Economic and Social Benefits Study – Final Report
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; University of Northern BC (2012)
Economic and Social Benefits Study – Summary Report
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; University of Northern BC (2012)
Farmers Market Co-Operatives – A Guide to Starting a Farmers’ Marketing Co-op
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; Vancity (2019)
Farmers Marketing Co-Operatives and Farm Collectives – Market Manager’s Guide
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets; Vancity (2019)
Food Co-ops, Online Marketplaces and Farmers’ Markets
BCAFM conference workshop with Cowichan Valley Co-operative Marketplace (2015)
Food Labelling for Industry
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Food Systems Thinking – FEED Comox Valley: Institutional Supply Chains
BCAFM conference workshop with FEED Comox Valley (2015)
Food Systems Thinking: Leveraging Connections to Transform Our Food Systems
BCAFM conference workshop with BC Food Systems Network (2015)
General Principles for Labelling and Advertising
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Merchandising Best Practices – Photos to Inspire Your Best Booth Ever
BCAFM conference workshop with Whole Green Heart (2016)
Strategies for Market Diversification Through Institutional Selling: UBC Farm
BCAFM conference workshop with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm (2016)
The Core Business of Farmers’ Markets
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #1 (Nov 2013)
When Things Don’t Work: Some Insights into Why Farmers’ Markets Close
Oregon State University (2006)
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