March 12, 2017

Artisan’s BCAFM Conference Wrap Up

Inga poses with Rachel Rose

Earlier this month the BCAFM put on another great annual conference for farmers market organizers and vendors from across BC

The Artisan team enjoyed and took home valuable information from this year’s conference, which was held at the Inn At The Quay in New Westminster. The event doubled as our planing meeting venue while the Artisan team was together in one place.

BCAFM Conference Workshops

The weekend included several workshops for Market Managers, Directors and Vendors. Artisan’s GM, Tara Immell, co-facilitated a workshop called “Market Day Food Education: Providing learning opportunities for all ages” and Artisan Director, Bernie Glemas, facilitated the “Web Content Marketing 101” workshop.

Awards for Farmers’ Market Organizers and Vendors

The BCAFM’s Annual General Meeting and an Awards Banquet were hosted by Margaret Gallagher, CBC Radio One’s “Hot Air”, and featured guitarist ________ who provided a beautiful musical backdrop to the evenings events. Delicious local foods included salmon supplied by our own Ron Gorman of Wild Wild West Seafood were served.

Award recipients included Coquitlam Farmers’ Market, Creston Valley Farmers’ Market and McLeese Lake Farmers’ Market for Farmers’ Market of the Year in their respective categories as well as Artisan vendor Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm for Vendor of the Year.

Congratulations to all award recipients. Here is the complete list:

Photos of the BCAFM Conference

Here are a few iPhone images from the conference:

Thanks to the folks at BCAFM for putting on such a great conference!

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