Membership

Support Vancouver Farmers Markets in our mission to create and nurture a local, sustainable and vibrant marketplace for our community, environment, and economy.

 Become a Member       Upgrade Your Membership 

 

trout_lakeFor the last 21 years, Vancouver Farmers Markets have fed people and created community. We are a registered non-profit society that supports small farm production, nourishes community and connects neighbours. Founded in 1995, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) has grown to become one of Canada’s leading organizers of farmers markets, with eight weekly markets that support over 250 producers and host 455,000 shoppers per year.

When you shop at a Vancouver Farmers Market, you’re not just buying fresh, delicious food directly from local producers – you’re taking an active part in the local food revolution, and helping to create a sustainable food system in Vancouver and BC. That means helping to feed people in our region, supporting the local economy, and protecting our local environment and farmland for decades to come.

Along with providing us core funds, a.k.a. the “meat and potatoes” of our operations, the support of folks like yourself help us create thriving community spaces that serve as access points for healthy food, wellness education, neighbourhood arts and culture, and social change. The proceeds of VFM’s giving program currently benefit the following:

 

WE-Donation-Station-photo-e1403632799988-224x300Fresh to Families Nutrition Coupon Project

 

Fresh Food Donation Station 

 

Community Table Program               Market Beats

 

VFM Special Events                              New Markets

 

 

Help us continue the good work! You can support Vancouver Farmers Markets in the following ways:

Become a Member       Upgrade Your Membership       Make a Donation

 

VFM Membership Program

 

Cherry Tomato Membership – $20

Includes:

  • 15% discount on Market Merchandise
  • Great discounts with vendors on Member Appreciation Day
  • Free Market Money transactions on Member Appreciation Day
  • Free admission and front-of-the-line access to Holiday Market
  • Annual VFM Membership (including voting rights at AGM)

Heirloom Tomato Membership – $50

Includes:

  • All of the Cherry benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary Market Tea Towel, 100% linen, made in Vancouver featuring Jane Koo’s illustrations

Beefsteak Tomato Membership – $100

Includes:

  • All of the Cherry benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary 20th Anniversary Tote Bag,  100% cotton, made in Vancouver by Me + You and featuring Jane Koo’s illustrations
  • Complimentary Gift Membership for friend or family member
  • Recognition as a donor on our website

Brandywine Tomato Membership – $250

Includes:

  • All of the Cherry benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary 20th Anniversary T-shirt, 50% organic cotton 50% recycled polyester, sweatshop-free by Anvil Sustainable.
  • Complimentary Gift Membership for friend or family member
  • Recognition as a donor on our website

Sign up today!

We’ll mail you the membership card and welcome package.


Membership Types
Member Name (one per card)



Make a Donation

In 2015, 50% of funds raised go directly to the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program, with the goal to bring more low income families and seniors to the markets. Donations of $20 or more receive the benefits of VFM Membership.



Many Thanks to our 2014 – 2015 Beefsteak & Brandywine Tomato Donors:

 

Brandywine Tomato Members:

Martha Burton

 

Beefsteak Tomato Members:

Nancy Lanphear                  Joslin Kobylka                 Tony Mason              Petra Vander Ley

Eric Patel                              Marcia Wilson                  Artem Penner           Ali Zentner

Amy McKenna Ral              Trish Kelly                         Patrick Finucane      Renee Fulson

Geordie Stowell                   Edoye Porbeni                 Rida Wang                Tracey Valente

Jane Victoria King               Marlene Lede                  Charles Gaultier        Bill MacKinnon