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Farmers’ market annual conference in Cowichan Bay

Farmers’ market annual conference in Cowichan Bay

Farmers, artisans, chefs and farmers’ market organizers from across the province will gather in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island for the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets (BCAFM) annual conference, Thrive,  February 20 to 22, 2015.

Over the course of three days, Thrive will bring together BC’s diverse farmers’ market community to delve into issues affecting the sector such as producer workshops on how to increase sales at markets, new regulations affecting the use of the term “organic” and first year results of the sale of BC beer, wine, and spirits at farmers’ markets.

Thrive will also address BC’s flourishing local food movement with a series of workshops and presentations by Michelle Wolf, Director of Training for Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

“Don Genova, BC-based award-winning freelance food journalist, will be the Master of Ceremonies at the Saturday Night Banquet and Farmers’ Market Awards Gala, taking place Saturday, February 21. Outstanding farmers’ markets, market managers, volunteers, and vendors will also be recognized at the 2nd annual BC Farmers’ Market Awards ceremony.

The B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets is a registered B.C. society that represents over 125 farmers’ markets across BC. Visit www.bcfarmersmarket.org for more information. Submitted

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