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.

2019 Conference Schedule

2019 Conference Schedule



All events and workshopts take place at the Kimberley Conference Centre unless otherwise noted.
*** Schedule subject to change. Please check back regularly for workshop additions and updates. 


Friday, March 8, 2019
* Registration Desk open 8:30am-5:30pm (MST)

10am - 5pm MarketSafe Training and SuperHost Training

7pm - 9pm Reception @ Kimberley Curling Club (523 Archibald St.)



Saturday, March 9, 2019
* Registration Desk open 7:30am-4:30pm (MST)

7am - 8:20am Breakfast

8:30am - 9am Welcome Remarks

9am - 9:45am Plenary: Elevating the BC Farmers’ Markets Brand with Destination BC and Farm|Food|Drink

9:45am - 10:45am  Food Safety and Farmers' Markets

11am - 12:15pm


 
Is My Business Profitable? Tools
to Help Vendors

 
Harvest Dinner
Fundraiser


 
Developing a Farmers' Market in a Rural and Remote Area with "No Farmers" - Our Story

12:15pm - 1:30pm  Lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm

 
Land Matching Program with the
Young Agrarians
Demystifying
Social Media
Marketing
Effective Conflict Management
 

3pm - 4pm Round Table Sessions for Market Managers, Board of Directors and Vendors

4:15pm - 5:30pm
 
Starting a Farm Marketing Co-op Engaging Local
Partners
Farmers' Markets
as Incubators

7pm - 10pm  Banquet and BC Farmers' Market Awards


Sunday, March 10, 2019
* Registration Desk open 8:00am-11:30am (MST)

7:30am - 10am Continental Breakfast

8am - 8:30am Registration: Annual General Meeting

8:30am - 10am Annual General Meeting

10:15am - 11:30am

 
Captivating Through Storytelling
 
Squirrels Learn
to Grow

 
Are Farmers' Markets the Key to Food Hub Success?

11:45am - 1pm



 
Small Business
Valuation - An
Overview and
Succession
Planning Tool
Farmers' Market
Photography