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 Workshops and Networking Events

2019 Workshops and Networking Events

SuperHost Training

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: all day (exact times TBD)
Venue: TBD
Instructors: TBD
 
   
SuperHost training is for front-line employees and offers relevant, up-to-date content and best practices that meet the current needs and expectations of employers and visitors. First launched in 1985, SuperHost is recognized as the standard for customers service excellence in BC. Specific details about the course coming soon. 

* Please note, if you registered for an All-Inclusive or Conference Only pass, you can choose to attend either SuperHost training or MarketSafe training for free! You can also register for SuperHost training on its own ($25). 
 

MarketSafe Training

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: all day (exact times TBD)
Venue: TBD
Instructors: TBD
 
   

MarketSafe training is for farmers, food processors and producers who make, bake or grow products to sell at local farmers' markets, farm gates or other types of temporary food markets. It increases awareness and knowledge of food safety and safe food handling procedures for farmers’ market vendors, market managers, farm gate vendors, home kitchen small scale food processors, and others who may make, bake or produce food products for public consumption outside of food service establishments. MarketSafe is not equivalent to FOODSAFE Level 1. 

* Please note, if you registered for an All-Inclusive or Conference Only pass, you can choose to attend either MarketSafe training or SuperHost training for free! You can also register for MarketSafe training on its own ($25). Limited to 25 participants total. 



Networking Events


Friday Night Reception + Curling
Come connect with other BCAFM members while skipping, throwing and sweeping your way to the button! Your reception ticket includes appetizers, one drink ticket, access to the lounge / bar, and the option to curl. 

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Where: Kimberley Curling Club (523 Archibald St)
Free return shuttle from the conference venue will be provided

 


Banquet & Farmers' Market Awards
Join us for a sumptuous feast of food and drink. This evening will feature our annual Farmers' Market Awards.  More details to come soon!

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Where: TBD

 


Workshops

We are planning a great line up of practical workshops for you for Saturday, March 9 (all day) and Sunday, March 10 (half day)! Please check back soon as we confirm and finalize the list.