Community Tables

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.

Organizations with a mandate related to food, food systems or agriculture qualify for our Community Table Program. Contact our District Managers for more info.

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.

Market Sponsorship

Each year, Vancouver Farmers Markets extends invitations to sponsors to create an intimate and like-minded group of brands that value local food, sustainability, and healthy communities.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, including one-time activations, festivals and special events, full season and annual sponsorships. Find out more about our 2017 Sponsorship Program, or contact our Communications Manager for customized options.

In-Kind Donor

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.