Market Information

Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market

Smithers Central Park
Saturdays
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Located near downtown Smithers, the Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market is a vibrant place where people come to shop, visit and socialize. All vendors are making, baking, and growing their products locally. You will find a widevariety of high-quality products, from delicious fresh food to a large selection of arts & crafts.

Featured Products: Fresh Produce, Meat, Eggs, Preserves, Baking, Arts & Crafts, Hand-made Clothing & Jewelry, Hot Food, Flowers & Plants 

Market contact: info@bvfm.ca

Bulkley Valley Farmers' Market Website
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Houston BC Farmers’ Market

Steelhead Park
Thursdays
June - September
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Located in Houston behind the Fly Fishing Rod, the Houston BC Farmers’ Market offers a variety of crafts and produce from local vendors. Supporting the market support the local economy!

Featured Products: Baking, Arts & Crafts, Bath & Beauty, Preserves, Flowers & Plants, Meat, Eggs, Fresh Produce. 

Market contact: laura@houstonlinktolearning.ca (Contact to find out about WINTER MARKET)

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Burns Lake Community Market

Heritage Centre
Fridays
July - August
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Located at the Heritage Centre, the Burns Lake Community Market offers a variety of food products and handmade items. The market features local producers and artists. Check the Facebook page as the market may extend past the end of August.

Featured Products: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Bath & Beauty, Eggs, Flowers & Plants, Fresh Produce, Preserves.

Market contact: manager@burnslakechamber.com

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Fraser Lake Community Market

Fraser Lake Shopping Cente (East end, next to gym, behind Chevron)
Fridays
June - September
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fraser Lake Community Market is a diversified market that encompasses vendors who produce their own products as well as vendors operating home-based businesses.

Featured Products: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Baked Goods, Fresh Produce, Preserves, Flowers & Plants, Arts & Crafts, Bath & Beauty, Photography, Concession & much, much more! 

Market contact: plowman@netbistro.com

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Fort St. James Farmers’ Market

Spirit Square
Fridays
May - September
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

When you buy locally from the Fort St. James Farmers’ Market and area farms, you help support your local economy. In return you will get the freshest, best tasting food available from the area. Come visit us Fridays during the summer in beautiful downtown Fort St James, on the shores of Stuart Lake - watch for our tents!

Featured Products: Baking, Crafts, Vegetable, Preserves.

Market contact: croquetc@gmail.com

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Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market

Ferland Park
Thursdays
June - September
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market welcomes you! Come browse, and shop for home baked, homegrown and handmade offerings every Thursday at Ferland Park. Children will enjoy their time on the playground and doing activities in the YMCA tent while you explore the labours of our local vendors. Sit and relax, eat your lunch in the shade of the picnic shelter, and visit with friends in the festive atmosphere.

Featured Products: Arts & Crafts, Baking, Bath & Beauty, Eggs, Flowers & Plants, Fresh Produce, Meat, Organics, Pet Items, Preserves, Concession

Market contact: vanderhooffarmersmarket@gmail.com

Vanderhoof Farmers' Market Local Line Website
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Hazelton Farmers’ Market

New Hazelton Vistor Information Centre
Sundays
April - September
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Located in New Hazelton, the market provides Hazelton farmers, craft producers and artisans a local market and offers an exciting, safe & consistent market experience for local consumers. The community-focused market builds connections between the producer and the consumer which in turn enhances food security, preserves farmland, and creates stability & opportunities for farm & craft-based businesses.

Featured Products: Local Organic Vegetables, Meats, Grains, Wild Food, Crafts, Fresh Baked Goods, Handcrafts & much, much more!

Market contact: market@hazeltonfarmers.ca

Hazelton Farmers' Market Website
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BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative supported by the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Health Services Authority. FMNCP supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia.

Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at Farmers’ Markets that participate in the FMNCP and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, cut herbs, meat and fish. Each household enrolled in the program is eligible to receive a minimum of $21/week in coupons.

BC Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program

Farmers’ Markets in this Connecting Consumers and Producers brochure are listed below with the location in the community where coupons can be obtained.

Bulkley Valley Farmers’ Market
Northern Society for Domestic Peace (Pregnancy Outreach Program)
Smithers Community Services Association

Hazelton Farmers’ Market
Upper Skeena Community Learning Society - The Learning Shop
(Back Yard Gardens, Community Kitchen, Youth Works Program)

Houston Farmers’ Market
Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre (Pregnancy Outreach Program)
Houston Link to Learning

Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market
NeighbourLinkVanderhoof (Vanderhoof Food Bank)

 

Support and Resources

BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

www.bcfarmersmarket.org
BCAFM is committed to developing and strengthening the capacity of farmers’ markets in all regions of British Columbia.

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for the production, marketing, processing and merchandising of agricultural products and food.

Nechako Valley Food Network

www.nvfoodnetwork.org
The mission of NVFN is to promote the growth and distribution of local agricultural products in the Nechako Valley and to educate and aid individuals to grow and eat their own produce in an environmentally sound way.

Northwest BC Food Action Network

www.nwfoodsecure.org
A non-profit group that advocates for food security by strengthening the local food system, poverty reductions, land access and environmental stewardship. Networking and educational events, cooking and preserving workshops, and resource sharing.

Smithers Farmers’ Institute

www.smithersfarmersinstitute.com
The SFI is the voice of a diverse group of farmers. The organization has a mandate to serve both large, commodity-based farms and mid to small sized mixed farms. The SFI recognizes that farming is not just a lifestyle - it puts food on the plates of families throughout the Bulkley Valley.

RDBN Agriculture Coordinator

www.rdbn.bc.ca
The RDBN has hired an Agriculture Coordinator who can assist you with agriculture questions.