BC Association of Farmers' markets
Supporting BC farmers and sustaining our local food supply means ensuring we have land to farm and fresh food to eat. It's a way to nurture the places we live and visit.

2016 Conference Schedule

2016 Conference Schedule

Friday, March 4, 2016

1pm - 4pm

Crisis Communications Training and Simulation
4:15pm - 5:15pm

BCAFM Board of Directors' Open House and Consultation

7pm - 9pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, March 5, 2016

8:30am - 9:30am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30am - 10:15am

10:45am - 12pm Vendor/Producer
Workshop #1
Guerilla Innovation - Bootstrap Methods to Grow Your Business
Board of Directors Workshop #1
How to Present as a Delegation to Your Local Government
Market Manager
Workshop #1
Blow Your Own Horn


12pm - 1:15pm


1:30pm - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 4pm Vendor/Producer
Workshop #2
Strategies for Market Diversification Through Selling: Experiences from the UBC Farm

Board of Directors
Workshop #2
Protecting BC's Farmland: How to Understand and Assess Local Land
Use Policies
Market Manager
Workshop #2
Cosmetic, Soap and Body Products Regulations


4:15pm - 5:30pm Vendor/Producer
Workshop #3
Merchandising Best Practises - 100 Booth and Display Photos to Inspire Your Best
Booth Ever
Board of Directors
Workshop #3
Striving for a Healthy Sustainable Food System: Connecting Farmers to Community Food Action and
Food Policy
Market Manager
Workshop #3
Creating a Wellness Plan for Market Manager


7pm - 10pm

Sunday, March 6, 2016

8:30am - 10am
BCAFM Annual General Meeting

10:15am - 11:30am
Workshop #4
The Cost of a
Dozen Eggs


Market Management
Certificate Program

(separate registration required)
(10:30am - 5:30pm)


11:45am - 1pm

Workshop #5
20 Things You Need to Know About
BC's 2018 Organic Regulation Commitment
Board of Directors
Workshop #5
Everything You Ever Wanted
To Know About Food Safety
at Farmers' Markets



Thank you for joining us at Nourish + Flourish!
We hope to see you at next year's conference!
Safe journey home.