BC Association of Farmers' markets

Through this program, we collaborate with community organizations and member markets to provide farmers' market coupons to lower-income families and seniors.

  Coupon Program  

 

Get Involved

Get Involved

How does the Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) work?

  • Community partners across BC are allocated a designated number of coupon booklets each season to distribute to program participants that attend their food literacy programs
  • Program participants are low-income families, pregnant mothers and seniors. Low-income status is determined by each community partner
  • Each week for 16 weeks (beginning in June of each year), 1 coupon booklet ($15 value) is distributed to each participant to use at his/her weekly farmers' market
  • Coupons are redeemed at any BCAFM farmers' market that participates in the FMNCP (participants are encouraged to shop at the market in their communities)

Applications for 2017

We do accept new market and partner applicants each year but space is limited and dependent on funding. We encourage you to submit an application to not only express interest but also so we can present the demand for the Program's expansion to our provincial funder.

*We will accept applications between Feb.16, 2017 - March 12, 2017 and decisions will be made by April 7, 2017.
 

How to Become a Participating Market (Coupon Redeemer) in the FMNCP:

  1. You must be a member of the BC Association of Farmers' Markets. If you are not yet a member, you can apply to become a member HERE.
  2. Contact nutrition@bcfarmersmarket.org to be added to the 2017 new applicant contact list.
  3. An email will be sent to you about the application process (start date, link to application, expectations and closing date).
  4. Submit your online application for assessment.
    *You must have a partner organization in your community also applying for the program. For assistance in finding a partner organization, please see our Where The Program Operates page to view partners that may also exist in your area (listed as Food Literacy Programming).
    *Please collaborate with your partner(s) for the final question in the application: "Please detail how the market and community partner(s) will collaborate to make the program successful in your community. We will collaborate in the following manner..."
  5. An email will be sent to you regarding the status of your application.

How to Become a Participating Organization (Coupon Distributor) in the FMNCP:

  1. You must be a non-profit organization that provides food literacy programming to low-income families, pregnant mother and/or seniors.
  2. You must have a BCAFM member as your local market. This market must also be applying for the Program. Please see our market listings for all of our member markets.
  3. Contact nutrition@bcfarmersmarket.org to be added to the 2017 new applicant contact list.
  4. An email will be sent to you about the application process (start date, link to application, expectations and closing date).
  5. Submit your online application for assessment.
    *Please collaborate with your market for the final question in the application: "Please detail how the market and community partner(s) will collaborate to make the program successful in your community. We will collaborate in the following manner..."
  6. An email will be sent to you regarding the status of your application.

How to Become a Participant (Coupon Recipient) in the FMNCP:

  1. Please review our Where The Program Operates page to see if your community is represented in the Program. Listings of community organizations partnering in the Program are referred to as Food Literacy Programs.
  2. Contact your local community partner for Program availability, requirements and application information (if applicable).
    *Spaces for the coupon program are limited and most organizations are at capacity; however, wait lists may be available.
  3. Further steps toward becoming a participant is coordinated by the community partner and not the BC Association of Farmers' Markets.

**If you have any further questions about how to become involved with the FMNCP, please contact us at nutrition@bcfarmersmarket.org.