Pocket Market Toolkit

Section 1: Why Pocket Markets Section 2: About Pocket Markets Planning a Pocket Market Setting up a Pocket Market Information for farmers Links to resources

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Section 6: Quick links to resources

Organizations

BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) www.bcac.bc.ca

BC Association of Farmers' Markets www.bcfarmersmarket.org

BC Farmers' Market Directory www.bcfarmersmarket.org/directory/

The Land Conservancy (TLC) www.conservancy.bc.ca/

Canadian Organice Growers Vancouver Island (COG-VI) www.cog.ca/vi/index.html

Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CR-FAIR)
www.communitycouncil.ca/activities.php#food

FoodRoots Distributors Co-operative www.foodroots.ca

Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) BC www.healbc.ca

Kitchen Gardeners International www.kitchengardeners.org

LifeCycles www.lifecyclesproject.ca

Small Scale Food Processor Association www.ssfpa.net

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Resources:

BC Association of Farmers' Markets Newsletter: BCAFM News

Vancouver Island Producers and Product Info:
Direct Farm Marketers Guide www.islandfarmfresh.com
LifeCycles Good Food Directory www.lifecyclesproject.ca
Small Scale Food Processors Directory www.ssfpa.net

Foodsafe www.foodsafe.ca

Example timetable and tasks for setting up a market
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/aec/aec77/aec77.htm

Resources on growing for market:
The website www.growingformarket.com includes articles about selling at farmers markets, with a good article on how to successfully display items for sale. Click here to download the free Growing for Market special issue about selling at farmers' markets (pdf).

Preparing a business plan
To obtain a guide for agricultural producers on preparing a business plan, contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Preparing nutritious foods
For Vancouver Island information see www.foodshare.net/kitchen07.htm
For Vancouver area information see www.communitykitchens.ca/

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Government Resources, Guidelines, Certification

Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) www.viha.ca

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) www.gov.bc.ca/al

Meet Well: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Guidelines for Meetings, Conferences and Events Guidelines can be accessed at: www.actnowbc.ca/EN/healthy_workplaces/meetwell

Ministry of Labour and Citizen Services - Healthier Choices in Public Buildings
www.lcs.gov.bc.ca/HealthierChoices

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating
www.hc-sc.gc.ca or obtain additional copies from your local Health Unit.

New Health Regulations for Farm Market vendors:
Guideline for the Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets (pdf) - posted March 2007

On Farm Processing: A Handbook for Producers
Contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for further information

FoodSafe: The best way to ensure food safety is to become Food Safe certified. For more information contact your Health Authority. see www.foodsafe.ca

Guidelines for BC Food Producers and Processors on Selling to Food Service Distributors (pdf)
Published by the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, April 2006

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