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We represent a community of individual markets, or as we see it, a community of difference. Each market reflects the uniqueness of the neighbourhood and the diversity of the community.

 

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February 2019
February 2019
Feb
04
Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop - Vernon
 Community Futures North Okanagan (3105 33 St. Vernon)
02/04/2019
02/05/2019
Ideal for micro, small, and medium-sized food processors looking to improve and/or expand their operations, and farmers looking for value-added.
 
This 2-day workshop series is presented and funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.
 
  • The workshops, delivered by the Farm|Food|Drink team of specialists, include 8 modules that cover:
  • The Business Planning Process: learn the process and structure to plan your food business
  • Product Development: learn formulation techniques and how to commercialize your recipes
  • Market Access and Analysis:  learn the basics of how to research and market your food products
  • Quality Assurance: learn the implementation of operational standards
  • Financial Planning: learn how to develop and use budgets, forecasts, and financial statements
  • Labeling and Packaging: review the keys of package design, regulations, and food protection
  • Production Economics: determine the costs of production, operations, and co-packing options
  • Logistics: learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping
This 2-day workshop costs $100 per participant and requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements. But in return you get access to industry experts, connect to people in the area, and you keep the 8 modules and exercises covered so that you can take what you worked on and apply it immediately to your business.
Feb
09
Central B.C. Winter Mixer with Young Agrarians
 Williams Lake
02/09/2019
02/10/2019
Join Young Agrarians for their first ever Central B.C. winter mixer at Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake Campus! They have crafted an awesome program for this year’s Williams Lake Mixer with two full days of workshops and sessions you will be sure to sharpen your farm and business skills, and build connections with other new farmers. They will have two streams of content that will kick start new farmers, and that will deepen the knowledge and success of those with a few seasons in their pocket. 
Feb
11
Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop - Cowichan
 Cowichan Green Community (360 Duncan St. Duncan)
02/11/2019
02/12/2019
Ideal for micro, small, and medium-sized food processors looking to improve and/or expand their operations, and farmers looking for value-added.
 
This 2-day workshop series is presented and funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.
 
  • The workshops, delivered by the Farm|Food|Drink team of specialists, include 8 modules that cover:
  • The Business Planning Process: learn the process and structure to plan your food business
  • Product Development: learn formulation techniques and how to commercialize your recipes
  • Market Access and Analysis:  learn the basics of how to research and market your food products
  • Quality Assurance: learn the implementation of operational standards
  • Financial Planning: learn how to develop and use budgets, forecasts, and financial statements
  • Labeling and Packaging: review the keys of package design, regulations, and food protection
  • Production Economics: determine the costs of production, operations, and co-packing options
  • Logistics: learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping
This 2-day workshop costs $100 per participant and requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements. But in return you get access to industry experts, connect to people in the area, and you keep the 8 modules and exercises covered so that you can take what you worked on and apply it immediately to your business.
Feb
13
Food Literacy Webinar: From Concept to Practice
 online
02/13/2019
02/13/2019
In this webinar we will have 3 presenters discussing how "Food Literacy" relates to "Health Literacy" and how to implement it in practice.  The topic of food literacy will be showcased and two current food literacy initiatives in British Columbia (Farm to School BC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program) will be presented.
 
The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Irving Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks with three speakers presenting in-depth about the importance of this emerging concept from their lens. 9am-10am. 
Feb
13
Food Literacy Webinar: From Concept to Practice
 online
02/13/2019
02/13/2019
In this webinar we will have 3 presenters discussing how "Food Literacy" relates to "Health Literacy" and how to implement it in practice.  The topic of food literacy will be showcased and two current food literacy initiatives in British Columbia (Farm to School BC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program) will be presented. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Irving Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks with three speakers presenting in-depth about the importance of this emerging concept from their lens.
 
Presenters
 
* Dr. Doris Gillis, a Senior Research Professor in the Department of Human Nutrition at St.Francis Xavier University;
 
* Richard Han, Provincial Manager of Farm to School BC program and;
 
*  Peter Leblanc, Program Manager of BCAFM's Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program. 
 
Participants in this webinar can expect to increase their awareness and understanding of:
     * The landscape of health literacy initiatives undertaken in BC
     * How food literacy as a sub-concept of health literacy is being framed in the current literature
     * The practice of food literacy through two real life examples of initiatives in BC settings reaching children as well as adults
     * How food literacy may be relevant to opportunities they see for promoting population health in BC Format​
 
If you’d like more information, please contact Sarah Dyer at staff@phabc.org.  9am-10am.
Feb
14
Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop - Nelson
 Kootenay Country Store Co-operative (777 Baker St. Nelson)
02/14/2019
02/15/2019
Ideal for micro, small, and medium-sized food processors looking to improve and/or expand their operations, and farmers looking for value-added.
 
This 2-day workshop series is presented and funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.
 
  • The workshops, delivered by the Farm|Food|Drink team of specialists, include 8 modules that cover:
  • The Business Planning Process: learn the process and structure to plan your food business
  • Product Development: learn formulation techniques and how to commercialize your recipes
  • Market Access and Analysis:  learn the basics of how to research and market your food products
  • Quality Assurance: learn the implementation of operational standards
  • Financial Planning: learn how to develop and use budgets, forecasts, and financial statements
  • Labeling and Packaging: review the keys of package design, regulations, and food protection
  • Production Economics: determine the costs of production, operations, and co-packing options
  • Logistics: learn the basics of procurement, receiving, storage and shipping
This 2-day workshop costs $100 per participant and requires you to meet certain eligibility requirements. But in return you get access to industry experts, connect to people in the area, and you keep the 8 modules and exercises covered so that you can take what you worked on and apply it immediately to your business.