BC Association of Farmers' markets

Our role is to act as the voice of opportunity and innovation by providing resources for farmers, market managers, vendors, board members, customers and researchers.



Farmers' Market Mentorship

Farmers' Market Mentorship

Applications for this program are now closed - check back in the fall of 2018 for updates

BCAFM is excited to launch our pilot Farmers' Market Manager Mentorship Program, supported by the Vancity enviroFund.

Over the coming months this pilot program will provide a limited number of BC farmers' market managers and staff with one-on-one guidance, resources and networks to overcome challenges, and achieve business goals and success at your farmers' markets.

Mentees will receive approximately 15 - 20 hours of mentoring and will be paired with a farmers' market manager mentor through the winter and spring. Mentors will provide support and help you identify strategies and resources to work towards achieving your farmers' market goals.  Mentorships will take place via phone, email, online meetings and where possible in-person meetings. BCAFM will strive to provide each applicant with a mentor, however we can not guarantee a match for all applicants at this time.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:
  • be residents of British Columbia
  • be currently active or returning to a farmers' market management/coordination role (including volunteer, employee and contract positions)

Commitment, Expectations + Timeline

Participants in the mentoring program will be required to:
  • Commit to participating in approximately 15-20 hours of mentorship from ~ January to Spring/Summer 2018 
  • Work with mentors to set goals and schedule regular check-ins
  • Meet with mentors at least once every 2 weeks (by phone, online or in-person)
  • Create one written summary, outlining lessons learned and a list of favourite resources
  • Complete an evaluation at the end of the program

Questions? Email info@bcfarmersmarket.org

Thank You to Our Project Funder