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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 also helps us 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.

Become a VFM sponsor! Check out our Sponsorship Package and email Bree Hayden, bree@eatlocal.org, to learn more.

 

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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.

 

 


Market Season Sponsors

 

We are Stilhavn | A curated collection of top-performing REALTORS® committed to offering an unparalleled experience throughout your buying and selling journey. Here, we take a cultured approach to real estate, we are distinctly West Coast, and we’re created with you in mind. Stilhavn. Relationship-driven. Results-focused. Strategy-led.

Stilhavn is sponsor of the Riley Park, Mount Pleasant, Trout Lake, Kitsilano and West End Farmers Markets

 

 

The Chimes Real Estate Group is an award winning team of Vancouver real estate specialists that have become one of the most respected and top performing groups in the city over the past 16 years. Our tireless drive to raise the bar and vigilant attention to detail has earned a strong reputation within the industry as leaders and innovators. With over 1300 homes sold since 2006, you can rely on our wealth of experience and proven track record to guide you through the process.

Our world class team combines leading edge marketing strategies with skillful negotiation tactics and second to none customer service to consistently deliver exceptional results. We treat every transaction as if it is our own and constantly strive to get you the best deal possible in all situations. Utilizing the very latest technology, strategic marketing procedures, strong industry partnerships, and good old fashioned street smarts, you are in good hands with us.

The Chimes Real Estate Group is sponsor of the Kitsilano Farmers Market

 

 

Born and raised in the West End, Soriah Kanji is a true Vancouverite. Her passion for the neighbourhood and community is deep rooted and she appreciates how dynamic and community-oriented this neighbourhood is. Her understanding and drive to raise the bar has consistently earned her a position among the most respected and top performing realtors in the city and community over the past 15 years.  Soriah treats every transaction as if it’s her own and she constantly strives to get her clients the best deal possible, in all situations. Utilizing the latest technology, research, strategic marketing, strong industry partnerships, and good old fashioned street smarts, you are in terrific hands with her for your real estate needs.

Soriah Kanji is sponsor of the West End Farmers Market

 

 

Based in Vancouver with Stilhavn Real Estate Services, Team Kerr has a proven track record of client success. Whether you are working with Matt, Laurie, Alastair, Samantha or Jillian you’re in good hands as they all work together to ensure their clients are well taken care of.  

They’re passionate about real estate, and aim to share that passion by delivering an experience that clients love. They are up-to-date with the latest changes and developments in the market, and draw upon their combined years of experience to help their clients achieve their real estate goals.  

The team has grown up with many of their clients over the last 20+ years and is honoured that most of their business is built on referrals from past clients.  Helping a wide range of clients – first-time buyers, downsizers and investors –  and providing solid real estate advice for life is what Team Kerr is all about.

Team Kerr is sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

 

 

People and communities inspire First Track to do what they do — create homes with soul for real life. As locals themselves, the team is committed to supporting the neighbourhoods in which they build, and are proud to be part of the Trout Lake Farmers Market. Their latest East Van property, Woodland Block, will introduce 72 townhomes and flats to Nanaimo & 10th. Get the full story at WoodlandBlock.com.

 

First Track Development & Woodland Block is sponsor of the Trout Lake Farmers Market

 

 

The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) supports, promotes and represents the shared interests of 7,000 businesses and property owners in the central 90-block area of Vancouver’s downtown core. We focus on priorities voiced by our members: programs and services in the areas of advocacy, accessibility, cleanliness, beautification, business support, marketing and mobility. www.dtvan.ca

The DVBIA is a season sponsor of the Downtown Farmers Market.

 

 

Cadillac Fairview is a globally focused owner, operator, investor, and developer of best-in-class real estate across retail, office, residential, industrial and mixed-use asset classes. Pacific Centre properties stretch over downtown Vancouver’s three city blocks, showcasing Vancouver’s retail, office, and entertainment hub and premier fashion destination.

We create and cultivate innovative spaces and experiences that bring people together in inspiring ways.

Cadillac Fairview is a season sponsor of the Downtown Farmers Market.

 

 

PCI Developments s a Vancouver-based real estate developer and investor founded in 1982. PCI is a proud member of the Hastings-Sunrise community with retail & secured rental apartments at 388 Kaslo and under construction retail & secured rental apartments, including moderate income rental, at 3600 & 3680 East Hastings at Boundary Road completing in 2023, and 3555 East Hastings shortly after.

 

PCI Development is a Season Sponsor of the Hastings Park Farmers Market

 


Market Day Sponsors

 

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 and third 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 or find them at the market on the following dates:

West End: May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17 & October 15
Kitsilano: May 22, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18 & October 16

 

 

Fortis BC is a Canadian-owned, BC-based company with more than 2,500 employees across the province. Fortis BC proudly delivers renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to 1.2 million customers in 135 BC communities, and 57 Indigenous communities across 150 traditional territories. Learn more at www.fortisbc.com or find them at the markets on these dates:

Trout Lake: July 9, August 27 & September 24
Mount Pleasant: July 17
Kitsilano: July 24, August 7 & September 11
West End: August 13 & September 3

 

 

Backspace is a refillery van service that brings all-natural, plastic-free household and personal care products to your doorstep. Backspace does away with cookie cutter container solutions by letting our customers use whatever container they want. When you run out of products, you choose the best date and time, we come and give you a refill. It’s as simple as that. Find our more at www.backspaceit.ca or find them at the markets on these dates:

Mount Pleasant: June 26
Trout Lake: August 13
West End: July 23

Kitsilano: July 31

 

 

Tutti is Vancouver’s newest local food and beverage delivery company with the goal of building a delivery service that brings communities together. Founded in 2017 in Victoria BC,  Tutti has the vision to provide local restaurants with an affordable delivery option that keeps profits in their pockets while offering incredible customer service, and a reliable team of couriers.  Tutti proudly specializes in connecting people with an outstanding network of locally owned businesses, including restaurants, liquor stores, grocery stores, and other service outlets throughout BC!

 

At Wesgroup, we build skylines. but we stand for something even bigger.
Wesgroup draws from its rich history as a family business with over 60 years’ experience in community building and forward-thinking design. We don’t just build homes and businesses, we create communities where the heart of what we do is about connecting people and adding value to their lives. After all, we live here too.

Trout Lake: September 17 and October 8th, 2022

 

Aidan Ryan is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor serving Vancouver, BC.

Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals.

Kitsilano: October 16th, 2022


Market Partners

 

No other city publication knows more about Vancouver than the Georgia Straight. Established as the news, lifestyle, and entertainment weekly in Vancouver for almost 55 years, it’s an integral part of the active urban West Coast lifestyle. The Straight delivers award-winning editorial that includes articles, and reviews with coverage on news, arts, music, food & drink, travel, health, and cannabis.

 

 

A need was identified in the Farmer’s Market community for strong, dependable products that could stand up against elements and repeat use without breaking the bank. Impact Canopy offers a variety of options for strength, price, and customization. Whether you are organizing an upcoming Farmer’s Market or looking for a reliable eye-catching stall setup, we have got you covered. Our job is not to provide just any product, but the RIGHT product. With a team of knowledgeable and innovative specialists, we will work together to help make an IMPACT at the next event or market. impactcanopy.com

 

 

Amongst Vancouver’s first recycling companies, Recycling Alternative was founded with a vision to provide best practices waste reduction, diversion and recovery programs to the Industrial Commercial Institutional (ICI) sector.  Providing full-site waste management services and consulting, Recycling Alternative pioneers innovative and sustainable waste solutions and circular materials recovery. Over our years in business, Recycling Alternative has gained a reputation for leadership and community impact through numerous waste reduction and diversion collaborations, including the Food Scraps Drop Spots with Vancouver Farmers Markets from 2011-2015.

 

 


Interested in becoming a Vancouver Farmers Market sponsor? See our Sponsorship Package for more details or contact our Operations & Development Manager Gabrielle Vacheresse – gabrielle@eatlocal.org