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.
Our sponsors and community partners provide funding that pays for equipment purchases, operational expenses, and new market research and start up. Sponsorship dollars helps us run food literacy programs for kids, host educational demos and food festivals across the season, and facilitate special programs like the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program. Your sponsorship will support us as we continue to build successful, vibrant markets for Vancouver, which help keep BC farms in production.
Vancouver Farmers Markets is proud to be a 1% For the Planet Non Profit Organization
Major Project Support
Over the past 5 years Vancity and the Vancity VISA enviroFund have supported the Vancouver Farmers Markets to start-up new, thriving neighbourhood farmers markets including the Kitsilano Sunday Farmers Market and the all-outdoor Saturday Winter Farmers Market near Nat Bailey Stadium, and in 2012, the Wednesday Main St. Station Farmers Market. Additionally, since 2010, Vancity has supported the Vancouver Farmer Markets by providing project start-up funding to develop infrastructure for our markets and the local food system as a whole.
2016-2017 Annual Market Sponsor
Salt Spring Coffee is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They started in 1996 on Salt Spring Island with a family of pioneering entrepreneurs and a roasting café. Today, the company operates 2 cafés and their certified organic coffee is distributed to grocery stores and foodservice operations across Canada. They continue to push the envelope in producing quality organic coffee while keeping core company values and sustainability principles as a driving force. They released their first corporate sustainability report in 2015, documenting their approach to being responsible for the full life-cycle of their products. Through their commitment to 1% For the Planet program, Salt Spring Coffee donates 1% of their total annual sales to non profits that protect the planet. They focus their giving on supporting organic farming both locally and at coffee origin. Salt Spring Coffee has been a long-time supporter of the Vancouver Farmers Market and is proud to be an all-market sponsor this year!
2016 Downtown Market Sponsor
2016 Kitsilano & Trout Lake Market Sponsor
ElectroRecycle, BC’s only small appliance & power tool recycling program, is thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market this year to provide Kitsilano market-goers with special monthly recycling events. Those who live in the Kitsilano area will be invited to drop off their old, broken or unwanted electrical appliances such as blenders, hair dryers or power drills for recycling on the third Sunday of each month for FREE, beginning in June. This partnership is a great fit, as it aligns closely with ElectroRecycle’s primary goal of providing all British Columbians with a convenient and sustainable recycling option for their products.
With over 300 accepted products and more than 145 drop-off locations, ElectroRecycle makes sure that your products are collected, broken down, sorted and recycled responsibly to help divert waste from landfills. For a list of accepted products, please visit www.electrorecycle.ca
2016 Summer Market Activation Sponsors
The British Columbia Blueberry Council represents the province’s 800+ blueberry growers, who proudly produce high quality blueberries that are enjoyed in B.C., across Canada and around the world. In fact, B.C. is the world’s largest growing region for highbush blueberries! BC Blueberries can be bought fresh at the market from June through to September, and are available frozen year-round. Visit BCBlueberry.com for recipes and information on our healthy berries.
CSNN Vancouver offers a holistic approach to natural nutrition and an education geared towards achieving optimal health and a lasting and rewarding career. Our Diploma Program offers a balance between whole and natural food nutrition, science, the body-mind-spirit connection, the environment, and includes hands-on cooking classes in a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen.
Diploma programs starting in March and September with full time, part time, day and evening schedules. For more information visit our website: www.csnn.ca/vancouver
Did you know that B.C. enjoys one of the strongest and largest credit union networks in Canada? Each individual credit union proudly serves its members and community – demonstrating each day why credit unions are an important alternative to the big banks. Credit unions are cooperatives, meaning every customer is also a shareholder and has a say in the way the organization is run. Credit unions are community-based, so their profits are invested locally in initiatives such as the Vancouver Farmer’s Market!
With over 350 credit union branches located throughout B.C. a better way to bank may be closer than you thought. To learn more about credit unions or to find the one nearest you visit creditunionsofbc.com.
We are the evolution of car sharing built for British Columbians. Evo gives you the flexibility to pick up and drop off in different locations, getting you from here to there with room for your friends. Our fleet of Toyota Prius Hybrids provides affordable travel with a lighter environmental footprint and all the space you need to enjoy the best of BC. 2016 Market Festival Sponsors
Berry Festival – July 13
BC Recycles is made up of a whole bunch of product stewardship organizations. Among us, we represent all the bits and bobs that most people aren’t quite sure what to do with or how to recycle. Our job, and the job of this site, is to make recycling easier for everyone. We hope you find all the info you need, and feel positive about doing your part to take care of this lovely little planet we call home.
Tomato Festival – August 20
Finding your way to the barn door has never been easier thanks to the Circle Farm Tour. The Regional Circle Farm Tour is a self-guided journey through many of the unique agri-tourism destinations that can be found in the Fraser Valley. Our beautiful countryside is filled with experiences to fill your senses and connect you with friendly locals and their agricultural roots. Visitors will delight in stunning landscapes filled with unique agricultural experiences. You can explore berry farms, find out all about the workings of a dairy farm and shop for ‘fresh and local’ food at the many farm-gates and markets. More info at www.circlefarmtour.ca
Thanks to our generous 2015/2016 donors:
Michael Green Architecture – 1% For the Planet
Renewal Partners – 1% For the Planet