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.

FOODSAFE Secretariat
The FOODSAFE training program was developed cooperatively by government, business, health, safety, and education
General Principles for Labelling and Advertising
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Cosmetic, Soap and Body Products
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers' Market, Bodylove Bathworks (2016)
Economic Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA)
Economic Disaster Recovery Program – Resources for Businesses
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) (2018)
Evaluating Risk in Foods at Farmers’ Markets
Food Safety Magazine (2017)
Feedback and Insights on Farmer’s Markets – from the Health Officers
BCAFM conference presentation with Interior Health (2017)
MarketSafe – find a classroom based course
This program provides training on food safety and safe food handling procedures for market vendors, managers, farmers, food processors, and others who may make, bake or produce food products for temporary markets (e.g. farmers’ markets, artisan markets)
FOODSAFE – find a classroom based course
FOODSAFE is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry
FOODSAFE – find an instructor
FOODSAFE is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry
Food Labelling for Industry
Canada Food Inspection Agency
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)
FOODSAFE – Level 1 expiry and recertification
All FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued before July 29, 2013 in British Columbia expired on July 29, 2018
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
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
MarketSafe
Promotional video (2015)
MarketSafe Online
BCAFM conference workshop with Open School BC (2015)
PRESERVESafe
PRESERVESafe offers safe food preservation training, tips and resources so you can learn how to preserve food for year round enjoyment
ProcessSafe
BCAFM conference presentation with the Health Protection Branch, BC Ministry of Health (2017)
Public Markets and Community Health: An Examination
Project for Public Spaces (2006)
FOODSAFE – take an online course
FOODSAFE is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry
MarketSafe – take the course online
This program provides training on food safety and safe food handling procedures for market vendors, managers, farmers, food processors, and others who may make, bake or produce food products for temporary markets (e.g. farmers’ markets, artisan markets)
Understanding the Principles of Traceability
Ross Food Consulting (2017)
What is Certified Organic