Farmers' Markets - Equity and Equality
Artisan Farmers' Markets
Equity, Income and food insecurity, Nutrition coupons, Food subsidies
Related Course Concepts
Food justice, Food security, Social class/income inequality
Artisan Farmers' Markets
Mission and Vision of Organization
Mission To connect consumers directly with local farmers, small food producers and artisanal makers in order to support the community’s financial, social and environmental objectives. Vision To celebrate BC farmers, food and handmade items in vibrant, welcoming, community-connected markets.
Guiding Principles + Values
To support local farmers and small business people who grow, make, bake, raise, or wild-harvest their product in BC by creating strong sales channels.
- Primary Contact Person(s): Tara Immell
- Email: []
- Phone: 604-446-8272
- Address: Brentwood, Burnaby, Lonsdale Quay, and West Vancouver Markets
- Website: artisanmarkets.ca
Preferred Method of Contact
- Best method(s) to contact: Email
- Best day(s) to contact:Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
- Best time(s) to contact: Mornings, Afternoons
Preferred Platform(s) for Remote Collaboration
Context: What challenge or issue does the project aim to address?
The project will focus on programs and policies which aim to ensure access and equity to customers and farm/food vendors through the BCAFM nutrition coupon program and market policies. This includes access to fresh, local foods at farmers' markets by low income earners and all local farm/food vendors.
Main Project Activities
Students will undertake desktop and phone research.
Expected Project Deliverable(s)
Students will develop a map of markets with low-income shopper access and vendor availability.
Intended Project Outcome
Vendors will have awareness of available selling locations and locations accepting BCAFM nutrition coupons.
Student Assets and Skills (preferred or required)
- Willingness to speak with farmers' market vendors via phone and email.
Student Assets and Skills (to be developed through the project)
- Interviewing skills Data analysis skills Graphic design.
Are there any mandatory attendance dates (e.g. special event)?
Is a criminal record search (CRS) required?
If a criminal record search is required, when should the process be initiated?
Preferred Days of Week and Hours
Wednesday Flexible Learning Days 1 - 4
Related Community Service Opportunities for Students
Farmers' markets welcome volunteers.
Project/Partner Orientation Materials
Students should review these materials prior to the first partner meeting:
Additional Project/Partner Orientation Materials
The following will be provided at the first community partner meeting:
I hope students will learn about...
- food justice and self-employment risk/rewards.
I think students will come to appreciate...
- the BCAFM Nutrition Coupon Program and the complexity of scheduling vendors at markets.
Through this project, students will develop...
- research skills.
How does the student project contribute to your organization's mission and long-term vision?
- In the long-term, this project advances your organization's mission and goals by... raising the awareness of market spaces available for vendors.
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