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 2019-20 Sponsorship Info, 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.

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

2019-20 Market Sponsors


 

An anchor tenant of the Canadian technology sector, Galvanize was founded in 1987 and to this day—with offices around the world—remains headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. We build award-winning, cloud-based security, risk management, compliance, and audit software to drive change in some of the world’s largest organizations. But we don’t just make software. We get to spend our days working with the best customers and coworkers, tackling strategic business challenges, building awesome careers, and seeing first-hand how our work can change the world for the better. In fact, our company culture is driven by the idea that we are actively shaping the future that we want to see. And that means helping to create value and impact for more than 6,300 active customer organizations in 130 countries—so they can achieve great things.

Visit wegalvanize.com to learn more.

Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wegalvanize/

or see what we’re up to on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wegalvanize/

 


 

ElectroRecycle, BC’s only small appliance & power tool recycling program, is thrilled to be partnering with the Vancouver Farmers Market again this year to provide market-goers with special monthly recycling events. Market shoppers are invited to drop off their old, broken or unwanted electrical appliances such as blenders, hair dryers or power drills for recycling on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month, and for FREE! For more info on the +400 items we recycle and the specific locations we attend this year, 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.

Catch Evo and their prize wheel for a chance to win some great swag and driving minutes on October 5 at West End Market and October 20 at Kitsilano Market.


 

PCI Developments is a Vancouver-based real estate developer and investor founded in 1982. A primary focus for PCI is transit-oriented, mixed-use development notably including Vancouver’s acclaimed Crossroads, Marine Gateway and 565 Great Northern Way.

PCI is a proud member of the Hastings-Sunrise community with its recently opened Kaslo building with retail & secured rental apartments at 388 Kaslo and planned retail & secured rental housing, including moderate income rental, developments at 3600 & 3680 East Hastings at Boundary Road.

PCI Developments is a Season Sponsor of the Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market.

 


 

  Lyra is a private equity fund that brings together agile, brand‑savvy coaching and unfettered smart capital to help accelerate growth and maximize value. Lyra partners with inspired entrepreneurs and emerging consumer brands with strong vision and potential broad appeal. For more information please visit www.lyragrowth.com

Lyra Growth Partners is a Season Sponsor of the Riley Park Winter Farmers Market.

 


 

Fasken is a full-service law firm with offices in Canada, the U.K., South Africa and China. We work with clients around the globe, offering expertise in legal issues affecting all types of industry, government and individual objectives.

Fasken is a Season Sponsor of the Riley Park Winter Farmers Market.

 


 

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is a Season Sponsor of the Riley Park & Hastings Park Winter Farmers Markets.

 


 

For over 96 years, Odlum Brown Limited has been one of BC’s most respected investment firms, thanks to the vision of our founders, the passion and dedication of our employees, and the trust and loyalty of our valued clients. Odlum Brown provides disciplined advice and objective research with a singular focus on clients, including a full range of investment products and financial, retirement and estate planning services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Odlum Brown Financial Services Limited. For more information visit www.odlumbrown.com. Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Odlum Brown is a sponsor of the Riley Park Winter & Kitsilano Farmers Markets

 


 

Wertz Family Ventures invests in innovative food start-ups across Canada and the US. Investments include Smartsweets, Crowdcow and Farafena.

Wertz Family Ventures is a sponsor of the Riley Park Winter Farmers Market


 

 

Daiya Foods is a sponsor of the Riley Park Winter Farmers Market

 


 

Fortis BC will be onsite at Trout Lake Market on September 14 and Mt. Pleasant Market on September 22 to promote their home rebate programs and energy conservation tips. Stop by their tent for more info and enter their draw for a $500 Visa gift card.

 


 

Representatives from Edward Jones will be onsite at Downtown Market on September 19 and Kitsilano Market on September 29 talking with shoppers about their investments and financial planning services. Find out more at edwardjones.ca.

                                                 


                                                                                                                    

LeafFilter Gutter Protection seeks to provide the best gutter cover solution paired with an outstanding customer service experience from beginning to end.

Catch LeafFilter at Trout Lake Farmers Market on July 27th to find out more.

 


                                                                                    

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. For more info, check out our website at www.localhealthco.com.


 

Handmade, 100% Canadian natural organic beds that are heavenly comfortable and long-lasting. More info at cloudninefurniture.ca.

 


 

Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to manage BC’s tire recycling program. The program collects an Advance Disposal Fee, commonly referred to as an eco fee, on the sale of every new tire. The fees are used to pay for transporting and recycling BC generated scrap tires ensuring that the tires are disposed of in environmentally responsible ways instead of ending up in our landfills.


 

Honor Wellness Studio offers a wide range of wellness services, including natural vision regeneration, osteopathy, nutritional counselling, acupuncture, and TCM. More info at honorwellness.ca.

 


Orangetheory Fitness Davie St. will be onsite Saturday, July 27 at West End Market. More details on their fitness plans at orangetheoryfitness.com.