Not a maker, baker, or grower, but interested in being part of the farmers markets? Here are a few different ways to get involved:
Community Table Program
To engage our shoppers and create vibrant community hubs at each of our neighbourhood markets, we aim to involve organizations doing worthwhile and exciting work with food and agriculture related issues. We set aside subsidized space at our markets for community groups, non-profits and charities for the purpose of education and outreach.
Please note: due to increasing constraints and demands on our limited market space we are no longer able to book groups not working directly with food issues.
Community tables are only able to book one date per market per season.
Summer season markets (May – October) : Kitsilano, Trout Lake, Downtown, West End, Mt Pleasant, Riley Park & Main Street Station
Winter season markets (November – April) : Nat Bailey & Hastings Park
Market Activity Partner
Our Market Activity Partners include small, local (neighbourhood-based) organizations who wish to offer market-appropriate and value-added activities to our programming. If you have a great activity you think would enhance our markets or special events, get in touch with our District Managers.
Our Market Sponsors are BC-based businesses and organizations that are committed to strengthening the local economy, promoting health and sustainability, and improving their communities through progressive and forward-thinking initiatives.
There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, including one-date appearances, festivals and special events, full season and annual sponsorships. Find out more about our 2016 Sponsorship Program, or contact our Communications Manager for customized options.
As our organization grows, so too does our need for equipment, supplies, and infrastructure, all of which make Vancouver Farmers Markets some of the best in North America. We gratefully accept in-kind donations and welcome partnerships with local businesses interested in supporting VFM this way. Please contact our Communications Manager for details.