BC Association of Farmers' markets

The demand for locally produced, fresh and nutritious food has grown rapidly over the past ten years, and so too has the number of farmers' markets. Today, farmers' markets operate in every type of community across BC, from cities to suburbs to rural communities.

  For Markets  


BCAFM Conference & AGM

BCAFM Conference & AGM

Farmers’ Markets For All!

Dates: March 3-5, 2017
Venue: Inn At The Quay, New Westminster (900 Quayside Dr.)

*** Early bird tickets coming soon! ***

Farmers' Markets For All!, BCAFM's annual conference, brings farmers' market organizers, growers, small scale food processors, artisans, and agricultural and community leaders together to network, acquire new industry contacts, gain new skills, and come away inspired to strengthen BC's local food sector. The event includes networking opportunities, 13 workshops, a tradeshow, welcome reception, Saturday night dinner banquet & Farmers' Market Awards, silent auction, and more!

The conference is being held at the Inn at the Quay in New Westminster, March 3-5, 2017. Situated right along the Fraser River (and a couple minutes walk from the Skytrain station) the 2017 Conference venue will provide a perfect setting for great discussions and reflections on how we can continue to build and nurture an inclusive, diverse, and thriving farmers’ market sector. More conference details coming soon.

Keynote Speaker

Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA

Richard embodies the phrase “think globally; act locally.” He previously served as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, an internationally recognized non-profit mentor organization for farmers' markets, community building and sustainable economic development. After Hurricane Katrina, Richard played a key role in restarting the local agricultural economy in the New Orleans area, aiming to help provide returning residents with a sense of normalcy and resilience through the revival of farmers' markets.
From 2005-2007, Richard served as a founding President for the Farmers Market Coalition, the national voice for farmers markets. He was named a “Hero of the New South” in 2012 by Southern Living Magazine, and a “Public Health Champion” in 2004 by the Tulane University School of Public Health.