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.
Whole Foods Markets provide funding for our Fresh to Families Project, a fresh food access program benefitting low income families, newly arrived refugees, and at risk expectant mothers in Vancouver. More info on the project at this link: eatlocal.org/fresh-to-families
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!
2016-17 Winter Market Activation Sponsors
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
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2017 Summer Market Activation Sponsors
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