Farmers’ Market Membership

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets represents over 145+ authentic farmers’ markets in communities across BC. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers’ markets through training, promotion, education, research and advocacy.

We offer our member farmers’ markets:

  • Education, strengthening and networking opportunities
  • Marketing, promotions and public engagement
  • Research and advocacy to support farmers’ markets in BC
  • Influence on key decisions
  • Access to special pricing and programs
  • A voice in the future of BC’s farmers’ markets and local food systems

How to Apply for Farmers’ Market Membership

2021 – New Applicants

  1. Review the BCAFM BylawsBCAFM Constitution and BCAFM Farmers’ Market Membership Program Policy to assess eligibility (see Farmers’ Market Member Eligibility below).
  2. Complete the online application (link below).
  3. Once BCAFM reviews your application and if you are approved, you will be emailed instructions how to pay your annual membership fee.

NOTE: If you are interested in applying after April 1, 2021, please get in touch with us at


2021 – membership renewal

If you were a farmers’ market member in good standing in 2020 and wish to renew your membership, please do so using the link that BCAFM sent you. If you did not receive a renewal reminder email, please email us at


Farmers’ Market Member Eligibility

For up to date information about Farmers’ Market Member eligibility and criteria, see:

About Farmers’ Market Membership Application or Renewal

  • BCAFM Farmers’ Market Membership is annual, and the membership year begins April 1st.
  • BCAFM Farmers’ Market Membership annual fees can be found here.
  • If you have questions about membership or eligibility, please contact BCAFM. All new applicants should contact BCAFM before applying.


1. online and print market listing on BC Farmers’ Market Trail Directory

Get your market listed in the definitive online guide to BC farmers’ markets, including 145+ member farmers’ markets across the province:

As a member, you will also be listed in the print BC Farmers’ Market Trail Directory, which is distributed to thousands of residents and visitors throughout BC.

The BC Farmers’ Market Trail is a collaborative initiative that makes it easy for tourists and locals to find fresh, local, in-season food and artisan goods at local farmers’ markets.

2. bc farmers’ market online

BC Farmers’ Markets Online supports and promotes member farmers’ markets in selling vendor products through an online farmers’ market store. BCAFM is covering the 2020 peak season fees for member farmers’ markets who choose the Local Line e-commerce platform. Participation in BC Farmers’ Markets Online is voluntary and does not necessarily replace a physical market. Additionally, for various reasons individual markets may determine not to develop an online market for the moment.

3. Access to Special Pricing

As a member, you are eligible to receive reduced rates on workshops, webinars and conferences.

Farmers’ Market Members may also be eligible to receive group rates on farmers’ market commercial general liability insurance starting at $350 per annum for up to $5 million coverage from the Co-operators.

4. Access to Special Programs

BCAFM members can apply to participate in special programs and campaigns including the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, province-wide marketing campaigns, research and capacity building activities.

5. Use of Farmers’ Market Signs on Highways

Access to Ministry of Highways approved sign(s) for your BCAFM urban farmers market.

6. Receive the BC Farmers’ Markets Newsletter

Stay up to date on resources, funding opportunities, best practices, and the latest BCAFM activities. Our Newsletter shares timely and practical tips to help your farmers’ market grow. An excellent source of information on new programs. Check out the latest edition.

7. BCAFM Listserve

Members can seek advice, inspiration and ideas from their farmers’ market peers on the BCAFM’s listserv.

8. Right to Vote!

Shape the future direction of the BCAFM and BC farmers’ markets by voting on important matters at the AGM or joining the Board of Directors.

Apply or Renew Your Farmers' Market Membership

BCAFM Farmers' Market Membership is annual, and the membership year begins April 1st. New applicants are encouraged to contact BCAFM before applying.