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.

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 Fresh to Families Project. Your sponsorship will support us as we continue to build successful, vibrant markets for Vancouver, which help keep BC farms in production.

Interested in finding out more? Check out our 2018 Sponsorship Program, read our Markets Overviewor email Jen Candela, jenateatlocal.org, for more details.

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Vancouver Farmers Markets is proud to be a 1% For the Planet Non Profit Organization

 

 

Major Project Support

 

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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.

 

Fresh to Families Project

 

 

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

 

 

 

Market Sponsors

 

2018 Downtown Farmers Market Sponsor

 

 

 

 

2018 Market Activation Sponsors

 

The British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA) is a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in BC. We’re a collaboration of manufacturers and first sellers of all the previously mentioned products. Our goal is to provide British Columbians with an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to dispose of these materials.

 

The CasusGrill is the innovative 100% biodegradable bbq made from sustainable materials: FSC cardboard, lava stone and bamboo. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and does not need irrigation, fertilizers, or pesticides. Bamboo releases more oxygen into the environment than other resources and absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than cotton OR timber. Utilizing one of the world’s most sustainable resources, the bamboo charcoal briquettes emit up to 50% less C02 emissions than traditional charcoal. Not only is the CasusGrill an eco-friendly option, but the bamboo grill and charcoal briquettes add a delicious smoke flavour to anything you cook on it. The foodie in your life is going to love it! More info at casusgrillcanada.ca

 

ElectroRecycle_xl_webElectroRecycle, BC’s only small appliance & power tool recycling program, is thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver Farmers Market this year to provide Kitsilano & Trout Lake market-goers with special monthly recycling events. Those who live in the Kitsilano and Trout Lake areas 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 second Saturday of the month at Trout Lake, and the second Sunday of the month at Kitsilano, for FREE, beginning in May. 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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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.                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

FortisBC proudly serves 1.1 million customers in 135 B.C. Communities, delivering the energy they need every day, safetly and reliably. Our goal is to be one of B.C.’s leading sustainable energy providers, a goal that is supported by our values as a safety-focused, customer-centric, collaborative, respectful and progressive operation. We research alternative energy solutions so that our customers will continue to have the energy they need safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost. Along with anticipating and innovating for B.C.’s future energy needs, we also work to deliver and improve upon cutting-edge technology that reduces environmental impacts, including renewable natural gas, carbon capture and hydrogen injection.         

 

                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

We are proud to be one of the very few Canadian clinics to specialize in treating patients suffering from degenerative eye disorders and retinal diseases. We believe in an integrative approach to your health and offer multiple treatment modalities to help you achieve optimal health naturally.

 

Just Like Family Home Care is a Vancouver based company specialized in home and healthcare services for seniors and people with disabilities. We are here to help turn these trying times into better times and bring balance back into your family’s lives. We provide a full range of services, including, but not limited to, Personal Care, Companionship, Overnight and Live-in (24/7) Care, Meal Preparation and Housekeeping, Transportation to Appointments and Activities and much more, helping our clients stay in their own homes, while ensuring their comfort and daily needs are being met. More information at www.justlikefamily.ca or call us (24/7) at 604-440-3331

 

Local Health Integrative Clinic creates happy, healthy people through integrative healthcare. With our team of naturopathic doctors, registered massage therapists, acupuncturists, clinical counsellors and holistic nutritionists, we love serving the East Vancouver community in our welcoming space. We offer online booking and direct billing to most extended healthcare plans, making it easy for you to access a full spectrum of healthcare support. We look forward to seeing you at our table at the June 23rd farmers market to have a chat, get a mini-treatment and enter to win some great prizes! For more info, check out our website at www.localhealthco.com