The Coquitlam Farmers Market started as a Community Economic Development project by Simon Fraser University students in 1996. With the goals of reconnecting local producers with suburban consumers, and citizens with each other, we are proud to operate one of Metro Vancouver’s longest running suburban farmers markets.
In addition to our mainstay farmers market, our efforts are also focussed on establishing pocket farmers markets throughout the region, making it even more convenient for citizens to access locally grown and prepared food.
Our mission is to support BC producers and to raise awareness around the benefits of a more localized food system. We do this by:
1) Increasing access to food that is made, baked, grown and raised in British Columbia. This is accomplished through developing collaborative partnerships with community groups, public and private organizations, and local / regional governments and authorities.
2) Raising awareness about the role that local food plays in enhancing the economic, environmental, and social wellbeing of our communities and the Metro Vancouver region as a whole.
We are a not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a vibrant team of staff and volunteers. As an organization, we seek to develop and maintain positive relationships within and beyond our organization and embrace creativity, innovation, and collaboration in the work that we undertake.
Board of Directors for 2011-2012:Terri Evans (Chair)
Christiana Miewald Karen Curtis Siobhan Ashe Tara Taylor Jesse Borthwick