Farmers markets

B.C. is investing another $12 million into the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, and upping the weekly amount participants receive from $21 to $27. (Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets)

B.C. upping access to farmers’ market coupon program with $12-million injection

Program provides low-income households, seniors, pregnant people with weekly coupons for local goods


A new federal-provincial program promises to help farmers’ markets deal with emergencies. (Black Press Media file photo)

New program promises to help B.C. farmers’ markets deal with emergencies, growing challenges

First-come, first-served program offers a total of $475,000 in funding


Jutta Schoenhardt spent her weekend visiting farmers’ markets in Quesnel and McLeese Lake on August 21 and 22. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Community Builder: Jutta Schoenhardt, Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market manager

Local manager serving as regional coordinator for nutrition coupon program