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 Study of Alcohol Levels in Kombucha Products in BC
BC Center for Disease Control & Provincial Health Services Authority (April 2020)
AgSafe BC
AgSafe strives to create a safe and healthy work environment in BC agriculture through outreach and an active program of education, training and consultation in all regions of the province.
BC Good Agricultural Practices Guides
Government of BC
Cannabis in British Columbia
Government of British Columbia, 2019
Cannabis in Canada
Government of Canada, 2019
Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist – Prohibited and Restricted Ingredients
Government of Canada, 2019
Cosmetic Regulations
Government of Canada, 2019
Cosmetic Regulations – Frequently Asked Questions
Government of Canada, 2015
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.
Cosmetics – How to Complete a Cosmetic Notification Form
Government of Canada, 2017
Cosmetics – Notification of Cosmetics to Health Canada
Government of Canada, 2017
Cosmetics – Regulatory Information & Cosmetics
Government of Canada, 2018
Cosmetics Labelling – Consumer Product Safety
Government of Canada, 2014
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)
Food business activities that require a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Government of Canada, 2019
Food Safety Assessment – Issue notes on a variety of foods (many found at BC farmers’ markets)
BC Center for Disease Control (2020)
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)
Food Safety Planning Portal for Food Processors
Small Scale Food Processor Association
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
FOODSAFE – Level 1 expiry and recertification
All FOODSAFE Level 1 certificates issued before July 29, 2013 in British Columbia expired on July 29, 2018
FOODSAFE – take an online course
FOODSAFE is a comprehensive food safety training program designed for the food service industry
FOODSAFE Secretariat
The FOODSAFE training program was developed cooperatively by government, business, health, safety, and education
Guidelines for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets
BC Centre for Disease Control (2016)
Health & Food Safety
BCAFM webpage highlighting important food safety resources.
Healthy Minds Healthy Farms Report
Farm Management Canada (2020). Exploring a connection between mental health and farm business management.
Labelling – Food Labelling for Industry
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Labelling – General Principles for Labelling and Advertising
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch
Government of British Columbia, 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
List of hand sanitizers authorized by Health Canada
Health Canada has compiled and published a list of antiseptic/antibacterial skin cleansers or hand sanitizers that meet Health Canada's requirements for safety, effectiveness and quality.
MarketSafe
Promotional video (2015)
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)
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)
MarketSafe Online
BCAFM conference workshop with Open School BC (2015)
Natural and Non-prescription Health Products
Government of Canada
Natural Health Products (NHP) and Food
Canada Food Inspection Agency
Organics – What is Certified Organic?
BCAFM webpage highlighting organics in BC.
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)
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SOR/2018-108)
Government of Canada, 2019
Top 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business for Evacuation
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA)
Understanding the Principles of Traceability
Ross Food Consulting (2017)
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