Vancouver Farmers Markets

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Mission Statement

To transform our global food system by creating and nurturing a local, sustainable and vibrant marketplace for our community, environment and economy.

Description

Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) is a community-based non-profit society with a mission to bring fresh, local food to neighbourhoods across the city. We serve 470,000 shoppers each year, support over 250 small-scale BC farms and producers, and provide access to fresh food for low income community members through our Fresh to Families Project. We nourish people, connect neighbours, and create community.
Find out more about the work we do at eatlocal.org.

Program Details

Since 2015, VFM's Fresh to Families Project has provided fresh food direct from our farms and producers to low income families, newly arrived refugees, and at risk expectant mothers living in our community. Fresh to Families is an expansion project of the BC Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program, a province-wide healthy eating initiative that works with community agencies across BC to:
+ support low income families, seniors, and expectant mothers with food skills & nutritional programming
+ provide participating households with fresh food coupons that can be spent at farmers markets for produce, meat, eggs, & dairy
+ support the livelihood of BC farmers and producers through increased sales at farmers markets
The Fresh to Families Project currently supports 150 low income families in Vancouver, and directly benefits the livelihoods of over 80 local farmers. With many more households already waitlisted for the 2019 season, we aim to double the number of families in the program by 2020.
Find out more about the Fresh to Families Project or to donate, visit eatlocal.org/fresh-to-families
Primary Issue
Food
Secondary Issue
Land
Address
1316 Grant Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2X5
Vancouver, BC V5L 2X5
Canada
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