The BCAFM is here to serve the needs of our member farmers’ markets. We are committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers' markets in all regions of British Columbia, so you, our members can continue to support local farmers and artisans and provide British Columbians with fresh healthy local food. Learn more.
BCAFM Conference & AGM
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.
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.|
- Keynote Speaker: Richard McCarthy, Slow Food USA
- Call for Workshop Proposals
- Submit Your Conference Ideas
- Conference Venue & Hotel
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Farmers' Market Awards - Nominate by February 5, 2017