The secret to making it into Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

Feeding Growth Coffee Series

A series of dialogues about food business subjects you care about, in collaboration with engaged food industry partners, and with the Feeding Growth recipe you like: personable and caring food industry mentors; inspiring yet mighty practical insight; and a helpful community of progressive change-makers.

Everything you need to know to enter Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) it’s nine markets, $8.5M in annual vendor sales, and a presence in many of Vancouver’s neighborhoods. For your packaged food enterprise, it’s a chance to build a loyal clientele, increase your sales, and build a launchpad to retail.

Yet, entering this prolific market scene also means somehow making it up the long VFM wait list, meeting a number of regulations and requirements, and making sure your business model is ready for the resource demands of farmers markets clients. Feeding Growth is joining forces with the Vancouver Farmers Markets and BC Association of Farmers Markets to share the ins and outs of finding yourself under a market tent and making sure you make the most of it.

When, Where, and How Much?

Date: January 18, 2018, 12:00 – 1:15
Location: Earnest Ice Cream – 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver
It’s free for alumni* and $15 for newcomers
*Feeding Growth alumni are folks that have completed the full Scale Your Progressive Food Business workshop series.

Please Register with Eventbrite.

Guest Speakers:

Laura Smit, Operations Manager, Vancouver Farmers Markets

Georgia Stanley, Membership & Communications Manager, BC Association of Farmer’s Markets