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)
Effective Leadership Board Governance – A Board Governance Training Manual [PDF]
BC Association of Farmers' Markets; Vancity (2016)
Establishing and Operating a Community Farmers’ Market
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Farmers’ Market Insurance
BCAFM farmers' market members are eligible to access group rates on Farmers’ Market Commercial General Liability Insurance and Farmers’ Market Directors and Officers Insurance
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Imagine Canada
Fundraising information from Sector Source, a project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre
Liquor Sales – Policy Directive Re: Expansion of (Farmers’) Market eligibility criteria
Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (October 2, 2015)
Liquor Sales – Policy Directive Re: Liquor sales at farmers’ markets
BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (June 21, 2014)
Market Manager Job Posting Sample
This sample job posting is provided by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets to serve as a guide for member markets’ hiring a market manager. It was adapted from a posting by The Junction Farmers’ Market and BCAFM content. PLEASE NOTE: Content is provided for sample purposes only - please adjust according to your own needs.
Market Manager Training Manual
BC Association of Farmers' Markets (2010)
Organic Regulations Tool Kit for Farmers’ Market Managers
BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, BC Ministry of Agriculture (2018)
Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures
Charity Village (2013)
Starting A New Farmers’ Market in Nova Scotia
Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia
Survive or Thrive? A Small Market Forum
BCAFM conference workshop with Lytton Two Rivers Market, WoodGrain Farm (2015)
The Core Business of Farmers’ Markets
BCAFM Strengthening Farmers' Markets Series Webinar #1 (Nov 2013)
Tips on Starting a Farmers’ Market
Farmers' Markets Ontario
Waste Reduction & Compostable Packaging – Vendors Guide
Yellowknife Farmers' Markets, 2019
Waste Wise Farmers’ Market Handbook
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, 2008